Hong Kong: The Road to 1997 (Hardback)
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Hong Kong: The Road to 1997 (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 28/05/1997
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Roger Buckley's book will be essential reading for all those interested in the remarkable history of Hong Kong since 1945 and in its unpredictable future after 1997. In a highly accessible and comprehensive account, the author considers how an obscure British colony on the South China coast emerged from wartime occupation under Imperial Japan to transform itself into an increasingly autonomous and prosperous city-state. He demonstrates how this transformation can only be understood within the context of the extraordinary political, economic, and social changes which have taken place within the territory since 1945. In conclusion, the author looks into the future of Hong Kong after its handover to China, and predicts how its resilient and resourceful people will face the challenges of the post-1997 era.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521470087
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Hong Kong: The Road to 1997 fulfills the need for a text that is readable, yet comprehensive, on this important time in the history of the Asian Pacific. The book is well organised, current and accurate, with up-to-date material that brings the topic to the brink of the twenty-first century. The author manages to take complex ideas and present them in a manner that is accessible, weaving a very believable story.' Asian Affairs
"Buckley's work is perhaps the most deftly written and concise survey of the politics surrounding Hong Kong's peculiar position in the British empire between 1842 and 1997." K.E. Stapleton, Choice
"...Roger Buckley's contribution....is a measured narrative, highlighting Hong Kong's unique history..." Kerrie L. MacPherson, The International History Review
"...a tightly organized and fluent account of the final fifty years of British control of the territory." Kim Richard Nossal, Pacific Affairs

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