Covert Colonialism with Professor Florence Mok and Professor Peter Hamilton

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Join us for an exciting online book talk on Covert Colonialism: Governance, Surveillance and Political Culture in British Hong Kong. This book fills the long-standing void in the existing scholarship by constructing an empirical study of colonial governance and political culture in Hong Kong from 1966 to 1997.Using under-exploited archival and unofficial data in London and Hong Kong, it overcomes the limitations in the existing literature which has been written mainly by political scientists and sociologists, and has been primarily theoretically driven. It addresses a highly contested and timely agenda, one in which colonial historians have made major interventions: the nature of colonial governance and autonomy of the colonial polity. This book focusing on colonialism and the Chinese society in Hong Kong in a pivotal period will generate meaningful discussions and heated debates on comparisons between 'colonialism' in different space and time: between Hong Kong and other former British colonies; and between colonial and post-colonial Hong Kong.Discover the untold stories and explore the complexities of this historical period. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of British Hong Kong's covert colonialism. Register now to secure your spot!

11/07/2023 (Tue) 6:00 - 7:30 pm (PDT)
11/08/2023 (Wed) 10:00 - 11:30 am (HKT)


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