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A Concise History of Hong Kong


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Introduction: Hong Kong in History Chapter 1: Early Colonial Hong Kong Chapter 2: Colonialism and Society Chapter 3: Colonialism and Nationalism Chapter 4: The Interwar Years Chapter 5: War and Revolution Chapter 6: A New Hong Kong Chapter 7: Becoming Hong Kongese Chapter 8: The Countdown to 1997 Epilogue: Beyond 1997

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John M. Carroll is associate professor of history at Saint Louis University.


A fine balance between substance and readability. * Sino-Western Cultural Relations Journal *
Carroll . . . offers a cogent synthetic history from the 1840s Opium War to the present, with references geared to English-language readers. . . . Clearly written [and] accessible, especially for students working with English-language sources. . . . Recommended. * CHOICE *
This is an extraordinary study and could be used by any level of scholar and in any number of classrooms. . . . It could easily be used in upper-level or graduate classes on the British Empire, comparative colonialism, urban studies (whether Asian or world) and Chinese history. * World History Connected *
John Carroll has done an excellent job of . . . producing an engaging and up-to-date overview of the territory from the beginning of colonial rule through to the present. It will be of particular value to those who teach on Hong Kong, as they now have a book that students will find accessible and interesting, but it will also serve as a good entry point for those who want to learn more about the development of this distinctive region. * New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies *
Written in a readable style free of jargon, John Carroll's new work is a welcome addition to the growing historiography of Hong Kong. It skillfully chronicles major events in Hong Kong from the early nineteenth century to the present, concluding with a thoughtful epilogue analyzing the legacies of colonialism and their contemporary relevance. Valuable for general readers, this book is also a useful reference for scholars in the field. -- Jung-fang Tsai, University/College of Charleston, SC

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