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The Ethos of the Hong Kong Chinese

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Hong Kong as a Chinese society under long-term colonial rule possesses structural features distinguishable from those of traditional and modern China. Fundamental to the structural divergence are the pattern of state-society relationship and the role of political power in social life.

Colonial rule has fostered among the Hong Kong Chinese an ethos which represents at once departure from dominant Chinese values and continuation of the Chinese heritage. The distinct ethos of the Hong Kong Chinese is visibly a post-war phenomenon, which has become particularly salient in recent times with the advent of the 1997 issue and the rise to prominence of the younger, more educated generation.

In this book Lau and Kuan purport to capture the essence of this ethos by analyzing its principal components: the individual, social, economic, legal and political dimensions of the value system of the Hong Kong chinese. Thie study is largely based on two structured surveys conducted by the authors as well as on secondary sources of data.

In very good condition. Slight shelf wear to paperback cover, including a couple marks, bumping to corners and bumping to head and tial of spine. A few of the pages within have slight foxing on the edges, but overall pages are clean, crisp and in very good condition. Binding is tight.

Item details

Author(s):
Siu-Kai, Lau
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9 x 6 inch
Edition:
1989
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9622014313
Number of pages:
217
Publisher:
The Chinese University Press 1988
Title:
The Ethos of the Hong Kong Chinese

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Hong Kong as a Chinese society under long-term colonial rule possesses structural features distinguishable from those of traditional and modern China. Fundamental to the structural divergence are the pattern of state-society relationship and the role of political power in social life.

Colonial rule has fostered among the Hong Kong Chinese an ethos which represents at once departure from dominant Chinese values and continuation of the Chinese heritage. The distinct ethos of the Hong Kong Chinese is visibly a post-war phenomenon, which has become particularly salient in recent times with the advent of the 1997 issue and the rise to prominence of the younger, more educated generation.

In this book Lau and Kuan purport to capture the essence of this ethos by analyzing its principal components: the individual, social, economic, legal and political dimensions of the value system of the Hong Kong chinese. Thie study is largely based on two structured surveys conducted by the authors as well as on secondary sources of data.

In very good condition. Slight shelf wear to paperback cover, including a couple marks, bumping to corners and bumping to head and tial of spine. A few of the pages within have slight foxing on the edges, but overall pages are clean, crisp and in very good condition. Binding is tight.

Author(s):
Siu-Kai, Lau
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
9 x 6 inch
Edition:
1989
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9622014313
Number of pages:
217
Publisher:
The Chinese University Press 1988
Title:
The Ethos of the Hong Kong Chinese

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