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Hong Kong: Migrant Lives, Landscapes, and Journeys

Caroline Knowles and Douglas Harper

Abstract

In 1997 the United Kingdom returned control of Hong Kong to China, ending the city's status as one of the last remnants of the British Empire and initiating a new phase for it as both a modern city and a hub for global migrations. This book is a tour of the city's postcolonial urban landscape, innovatively told through fieldwork and photography. This book's point of entry into Hong Kong is the unusual position of the British expatriates who chose to remain in the city after the transition. Now a relatively insignificant presence, British migrants in Hong Kong have become intimately connected w ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, United Kingdom, China, British Empire, global migration, urban landscape, British migrants, Southeast Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226448565
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226448589.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline Knowles, author

Douglas Harper, author

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