Governing Hong Kong
Administrative Officers from the 19th Century to the Handover to China, 1862-1997
By (author) Steve Tsang
Normal Price: $117.00
Your Price: $105.30 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $11.70! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.27 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas
Governing Hong Kong by Steve Tsang
Book DescriptionHong Kong is at the heart of modern China's position as a regional - and potential world - superpower. In this important and original history of the region, Steve Tsang argues that its current prosperity is a direct by-product of the British administrators who ran the place as a colony before the handover in 1997.The British administration of Hong Kong uniquely derived its practices from the best traditions of Imperial Chinese government and its philosophical, Confucian basis. It stressed efficiency, honesty, fairness, benevolent paternalism and individual freedom. The result was a hugely successful colony, especially in industry and finance, and it remains so today with its new status of Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.Under British imperial administration, Hong Kong grew from a collection of fishing villages to an international entrepot, an industrial power and an international financial centre. British and Chinese interests dovetailed and the Chinese population was satisfied by the welfare reform and economic advancement perpetuated by Britain's administrative officers. Demand for constitutional reform and a sense of Hong Kong Chinese identity grew only as the handover to China approached.This definitive history of the colourful individuals who administered the colony on behalf of the British government sheds light on two empires inextricably linked in nature and on the philosophy of government.
Buy Governing Hong Kong book by Steve Tsang from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781845115258
(234mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Steve Tsang
Vitality of Taiwan, Hardback (September 2012)
As a country, Taiwan is one of the most vibrant, exciting, colourful and entrepreneurial on earth. The contributors reveal what underpins the vitality of Taiwan, examining the relevance of its democratic politics, civil society and the presence of an existential threat from China, as well as the importance of its international business nexus.
Intelligence and Human Rights in the Era of Global Terrorism, Paperback (May 2008)
Facing threats posed by dedicated suicide bombers who have access to modern technology for mass destruction and who intend to cause maximum human suffering and casualty, democratic governments have hard choices to make. This book addresses the question of how intelligence organizations can improve their efficacy in pre-empting terrorist outrages.
Modern History of Hong Kong, Paperback (July 2007)
A history of Hong Kong which tells the story of how a cluster of remote fishing villages grew into an icon of capitalism.
If China Attacks Taiwan, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Steve Tsang
Presents an analysis of the key issues facing Chinese policy makers in their approach towards Taiwan. This book examines and explains the driving forces behind, the methods and the consequences of China using force against Taiwan. It is useful for students and scholars of military and security studies, and international relations.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Governing Hong Kong book by Steve Tsang and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Steve Tsang
Steve Tsang is Louis Cha Fellow and University Reader in Politics at St Antony's College, Oxford University. He served as Director of the Asian Studies Centre at Oxford from 1997 to 2003 and is the author of A Modern History of Hong Kong, The Cold War's Odd Couple and Hong Kong: An Appointment with China, all published by I.B. Tauris.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.