Hong Kong in Chinese History: Community and Social Unrest in the British Colony, 1842-1913

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Columbia University Press, 1993 - History - 375 pages
This historical study traces unrest and social transformation in Hong Kong and explores how merchants, the intelligentsia and labourers played important roles in China's social and political movements from the mid-19th century until the first years of the Chinese Republic.

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Making of an Entrepôt
17
The Chinese Community
36
FOUR Coolies in the British Colony
103
SIX Coolie Unrest and Elitist Nationalism 18871900
147
NINE Hong Kong in the Chinese Revolution 191112
238
TEN The Boycott of the Hong Kong Tramway 191213
270
Conclusion
288
Notes
297
Character List
335
Selected Bibliography
345
Index
363
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About the author (1993)

Joseph Roach is professor of English at Tulane University. He is the author of The Player's Passion: Studies in the Science of Acting, which won the Barnard Hewitt Award, and coeditor, with Janeele Reinelt, of Critical Theory and Performance.

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