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Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Mark Hampton


This book examines the place of Hong Kong in the British imagination between the end of World War II and the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty in July 1997. It argues that Hong Kong has received far less attention from British imperial and cultural historians than its importance would warrant. It argues that Hong Kong was a site within which competing yet complementary visions of Britishness could be imagined—for example, the British penchant for trade and good government, and their role as agents of modernization. At the centre of these articulations of Britishness was the idea of Ho ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, Britishness, Decolonization, British culture, Modernization, Imperial governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099236
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Hampton, author
Lingnan University