Book of the week: “Hong Kong under Chinese rule: economic integration and political gridlock”, by Zheng Yongnian and Yew Chiew Ping

“This edited volume is a compilation of the analyses written by East Asian Institute experts on Hong Kong since the handover. It covers most, if not all the important events that have taken place in Hong Kong since 1997, including its economic integration and relations with China, its governance conundrums, the Hong Kong identity and nation-building, the implementation of the minimum wage, and the elections from 2011–2012.

The book’s panoramic view of Hong Kong makes it a useful resource for readers who seek a broad understanding of the city and how it has evolved after its return to China. It also offers some glimpses into the direction Hong Kong is heading in its socio-economic relations with China at both the state and society levels, as well as its domestic political developments and the prospects for democratization.”

Publisher: Hackensack, NJ, World Scientific, 2013
Call number: 951.231.7 HEIA 96347


Illustration (cropped and edited): Hong Kong, Cloud City by Andy Leung (Pixabay license)

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