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尖沙咀海濱:歷史、城市發展及大眾集體記憶

尖沙咀海濱曾經是香港海陸空交通的樞紐,1960年代起逐步成為九龍半島以至整個香港的旅遊、消費、商業、文化及康樂活動中心的龍頭。1970年代,香港政府更發展尖沙咀為文化中心,尖沙咀海濱的文化設施包括香港文化中心、太空館、博物館等,較中環更多元化。 時至今日,尖沙咀海濱仍然是市民及遊客常到之處,其承載了豐富的歷史和大眾記憶,也是代表着香港的文化符號。本書引用了不同的檔案資料及珍貴的圖片,詳細記述尖沙咀海濱的歷史變遷,闡述從公用九龍倉碼頭到今日海港城的發展,並討論尖沙咀海濱和尖沙咀東部為什麼滿載了如此大量的集體記憶。過去尖沙咀海濱曾有多座具歷史價值的建築物,如尖沙咀火車站、舊水警總部等,本書深入探討了當年社會對保留、拆卸、重建和保育的爭議;同時又分析市民與遊客、康樂與商業對尖沙咀海濱公共空間的競逐和爭議。 香港寸金尺土,城市發展政策、大眾記憶、歷史建築保育等都是社會十分關心的議題,期望本書可為香港的歷史留下一筆紀錄,亦為將來的發展提供一些參考。

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Asia Inside Out

In the final volume of Asia Inside Out, a stellar interdisciplinary team of scholars considers the migration of people—and the ideas, practices, and things they brought with them—to show the ways in which itinerant groups have transformed their culture and surroundings. Going beyond time and place, which animated the first two books, this third one looks at human beings on the move. Human movement from place to place across time reinforces older connections while forging new ones. Erik Harms tur …

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Corruption Prevention and Governance in Hong Kong

This book analyses central questions in the continuing debate about success factors in corruption prevention and the efficacy and value of anti-corruption agencies (ACAs). How do ACAs become valued within a polity? What challenges must they overcome? What conditions account for their success and failure? What contributions can corruption prevention make to good governance? And in what areas might they have little or no effect on the quality of governance? With these questions in mind, the author …

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The Politics of English in Hong Kong

The focus of this book is on the impact of politics on language and identity in Hong Kong. The book is the first study to track real time language attitude changes against a divisive political landscape. It is also the most comprehensive study of language attitudes in Hong Kong to date, taking place over four years with over 1600 participants. Through both survey and interview data, a multifaceted portrait of language change in progress is presented, providing a more nuanced and complex view of …

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Education and Society in Post-Mao China

The post-Mao period has witnessed rapid social and economic transformation in all walks of Chinese life – much of it fuelled by, or reflected in, changes to the country’s education system. This book analyses the development of that system since the abandonment of radical Maoism and the inauguration of ‘Reform and Opening’ in the late 1970s. The principal focus is on formal education in schools and conventional institutions of tertiary education, but there is also some discussion of preschools, v …

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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong

When Britain and China negotiated over the future of Hong Kong in the early 1980s, the main concern was primarily about the maintenance of the status quo. It was meant to be maintaining Hong Kong’s capitalist economy, upholding the rule of law, safeguarding freedom of speech, and retaining the existing way of life. As long as things were kept in the way they used to be, Hong Kong, which was expected to change from a British colony to a Special Administrative Region (SAR) in China on 1st July 199 …

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Media and Protest Logics in the Digital Era

Digital and social media are increasingly integrated into the dynamics of protest movements around the world. They strengthen the mobilization power of movements, extend movement networks, facilitate new modes of protest participation, and give rise to new protest formations. Meanwhile, conventional media remains an important arena where protesters and their targets contest for public support. This book examines the role of the media — understood as an integrated system comprised of both convent …

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社運年代:香港抗爭政治的軌跡

這十多年來,香港市民前仆後繼走上街頭,顛覆了港人政治冷感的形象,激發豐富的公共討論,同時突顯不少社會矛盾。當下耳熟能詳的概念如核心價值、公共空間、集體回憶、地產霸權、本土意識等,大抵緣於社運。這段充斥著希望和失落的「社運年代」是否帶來了根本的社會變革?本書探討香港社運的眾多議題,呈現抗爭政治的力量和束縛;18 位學者從各自的研究領域出發,以冷靜嚴謹的學術角度,為理解香港特區第二個十年,提供了現象之下的深層思考。 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 社會運動這東西,沒有甚麼過時、不過時這一回事。但如果解讀新的抗爭,則確實需要對新的社會環境、參與者有所認識。讀《社運年代》讓我思想上產生震盪,打開了新的視野。 ─呂大樂(香港教育大學副校長、香港社會研究講座教授)   《社運年代》在抗爭暫歇的低潮期,重新定義了香港自身的政治存在。本書循著抗爭為中心展開分析,將庶民反抗經驗對照精英與建制,視佔領為行為藝術,以勇武作為意志的展演,皆極富創意。 ─吳介民(台灣中央研究院社會學研究所副研究員)   鄭煒和袁瑋熙近年發表的學術文章,已近乎是其他研究者必讀之作。此書填補了英 …

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Advancing Comparative Media and Communication Research

A comparative approach to media and communication research plays an important, if not indispensable, role in achieving a core mission of researchers: to delimit the generality and specificity of media and communication theories, enabling researchers to more readily identify the influence of social, political and cultural contexts in shaping media and communication phenomena. To de-Westernize and internationalize media and communication studies has thus become the way forward for overcoming the p …

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Hong Kong Culture and Society in the New Millennium: Hong Kong as Method

This book discusses the notion of “Hong Kong as Method” as it relates to the rise of China in the context of Asianization. It explores new Hong Kong imaginaries with regard to the complex relationship between the local, the national and the global. The major theoretical thrust of the book is to address the reconfiguration of Hong Kong’s culture and society in an age of global modernity from the standpoints of different disciplines, exploring the possibilities of approaching Hong Kong as a method …

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Media, Mobilization and the Umbrella Movement

The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong caught the world’s attention and imagination at the end of 2014. The 79-day occupation campaign took on some of the characteristics of the recent wave of large-scale protest movements around the world, including the prominent roles played by the media – both conventional and digital – in the mobilization and communication processes of the movement. This edited volume, Media, Mobilization and the Umbrella Movement, brings together nine contributions which examin …

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Hong Kong in the Cold War

The Cold War was a distinct and crucial period in Hong Kong’s evolution and in its relations with China and the rest of the world. Hong Kong was a window through which the West could monitor what was happening in China and an outlet that China could use to keep in touch with the outside world. Exploring the many complexities of Cold War politics from a global and interdisciplinary perspective, Hong Kong in the Cold War shows how Hong Kong attained and honed a pragmatic tradition that bridged the …

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民主十問

吵吵鬧鬧、激烈爭議,2017年香港「普選特首」政改方案,最終於立法會鬧劇式被否決。這場「袋住先」行得通,還是「袋一世」要不得的真假普選較量,導致香港社會從未如此壁壘分明過。方案否決前一場連續79天的雨傘運動,也讓不少抱持民主信念的人不禁問:普選究竟是甚麼?有普選就是有民主嗎?民主又是甚麼? 對上一次憾動香港社會的,就是2003年「二十三條」事件及七一大遊行。《民主十問》這本民主初階的小書,也是因應當年市民希望對民主有進一步認識而編製的,期望能掃除社會對民主的一些基本誤解,好為香港早日實現民主普選鋪平道路。 十多年過去,這本小書再版,絕不是一眾作者樂見的事,因為再版意味着民主普選至今還沒有蒞臨香江,更甚者隨着「一國兩制」下中港兩地矛盾不斷增加,建設民主香港的道路好像越見困難。在社會越分化,不同的政治行動和立場越趨激進的今日,不論是對民主有強烈訴求,還是對民主懷有戒心的人,本書仍然期望能以客觀、理性的態度,增加大眾對民主的認識,為大眾釋疑。香港到今天仍未有真正民主普選,對民主有期盼的人大概感到失望和難以接受,但誠如作者所言:在絕望不是一個選項的原則下,《民主十問》,千言萬語,就是在上下求索 …

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Public Policymaking in Hong Kong: Civic Engagement and State-Society Relations in a Semi-Democracy

Why and how has civic engagement emerged in the policy process of Hong Kong as an Asian semi-democratic state? This book attempts to answer this question through examining six cases that straddle diverse policy domains. It identifies three explanatory factors, namely, the profile of a policy domain, the structure of societal interest, and the strength of the civil society sector as important in shaping the state’s strategy in managing society, hence its propensity to engage. These factors affect …

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靜默革命 : 香港廉政百年共業

「廉潔奉公」被視為香港的核心價值,但眼前的廉潔社會絕對得來不易。在上世紀七十年代中期以前,香港的貪污問題達到了觸目驚心的程度。 1974年成立的廉政公署,令香港出現了移風易俗的變化,從此香港社會擺脫了貪污的問題。但對廉署成立的背景、殖民政府歷任港督背後的考慮,倫敦方面的角色,以至成立初期遇到的困難等,過去卻鮮有中文著作作出深入研究。 葉健民利用解密的英國官方檔案,並結合香港本地的相關資料,對廉政公署成立的來龍去脈,作出深入的分析,並解答了如下的疑團: 廉署的成立是否麥理浩的個人功勞? 港府為何在大貪官葛柏潛逃英國後,無法把他引渡回港? 葛柏事件如何促成廉署的誕生? 1977年的警廉衝突,麥理浩為何讓步,頒佈「局部特赦令」,而並非把警隊貪污集團連根拔起? 倫敦在香港百多年的反貪工程中,有何角色?

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Talk radio, the mainstream press, and public opinion in Hong Kong

Phone-in programs on public and commercial radio channels have been a staple of popular Hong Kong politics since the 1990s. In the absence of a fully democratic system, they have played an influential role in channeling and mediating public opinion. This work examines the phenomenon of talk radio in Hong Kong, using as its analytical framework the idea of remediation. It argues that the circulation and re-circulation of talk radio content through the mainstream media is crucial in explaining the …

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Negotiating Autonomy in Greater China: Hong Kong and Its Sovereign Before and After 1997

Local autonomy is a complex and often contentious issue in many countries, not least because the situation often involves a process of continuous (re)negotiation. Moreover, the actual power relationship is defined not only by legal permissibility but also by such other factors as varying political perceptions, economic interests, and previous encounters between the center and periphery. This volume demonstrates that Hong Kong is a good illustration of the intricacies of the dynamic relationship …

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港式法團主義:功能界别 25 年

香港政治發展的討論多年來離不開普選特區行政長官及立法會議席,當中立法會組成的重大爭議就是功能界別的廢與存。事實上,早在80年代港英政府推動代議政制改革之時,有關功能界別的爭論已初見端倪,更為近年社會在政制發展上的分歧埋下伏線。有人指出功能界別選舉有違民主精神,是「小圈子選舉」,應予以廢除;亦有人堅持功能界別有其存在價值,是達至民主的另一路徑,倡議改革保留。 要議論功能界別何去何從,必先要了解其本源和影響。香港的功能界別選舉制度,以產業和專業界定選民資格,在世界各地並不常見,故此亦更具學術上的研究價值。本書先從學術理論—「法團主義」—理解功能界別制度,再就兩屆立法會選舉作實證分析,繼而闡述功能選舉制度對香港政治的宏觀影響,嘗試從學術和實證兩方面,探討香港獨特的政治生態。 近年社會論政風潮越趨熾盛,卻甚少針對功能界別的完整學術著作。香港正走在政制發展的分岔口,本書正好是議政論事不可少的參考讀物,讓關心社會和政制前路的社會人士,對功能界別制度有更透徹的認識。

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香港80年代民主運動口述歷史

80年代,香港前途問題提上政治議程,香港人心浮動。80年代,也是香港社會眾多思潮互相衝擊的年代,各路人馬論說香港前途往何處去。80年代,港英政府推動代議政制改革,中國政府開展《基本法》草擬工作,是造就香港民主政制的重要時期。 香港的民主運動歷時起碼二十多年,跌跌碰碰一路走來,不能算是有很大成功;但今天這「半桶水」的部分民主體制,中間其實有不少人付出過相當的努力。然而,當年很多民間團體和人士所做的工作、參與者的精神面貌、不同政治力量的互動等,都沒有比較完整的紀錄。 本書收錄了十個80年代民主運動參與者的訪問;被訪人士包括李植悅、馮檢基、羅永生、葉建源、黃碧雲、梁麗清、李柱銘、司徒華、朱耀明及夏其龍,當年都在不同崗位上為香港民主發展做過不同事情;透過他們的口述,重整了80年代民主運動的發展,看到當年社會和政界的不同面相,也反映了民主派人士不同的觀點及香港民主進展的過程。 今天的政治其實滿是80年代政治的痕跡。縱觀歷史,當可對今天的政治實況有不同角度的解讀。對香港民主運動發展有興趣的人士,本書是必不可少的參考讀物。

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Media, Social Mobilisation and Mass Protests in Post-colonial Hong Kong

Since 2003, Hong Kong has witnessed a series of large-scale protests which have constituted the core of a reinvigorated pro-democracy movement. What drove tens of thousands of citizens to the street on a yearly basis to protest? What were the social and organizational bases of the protest movement? How did media and public discourses affect the protests’ formation and mobilization? How did the protesters understand their own actions and the political environment? This book tackles such questions …

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May Days in Hong Kong: Riot and Emergency in 1967

In this study of the anti-colonial riots which erupted in Hong Kong in May 1967, the authors of May Days in Hong Kong shed new light on their causes, their impact on future government policy and on Sino-British relations, and their legacy for Hong Kong society and governance, and the people of the territory. This is the first sustained exploration of the anti-colonial campaign that was inspired by the Cultural Revolution in China, recent events in Macao, and fuelled by inequalities in Hong Kong …

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Media and Politics in Post-handover Hong Kong

The world was watching Hong Kong as its sovereignty was returned to China in 1997. Many predicted that it was the doomsday of press freedom in the city. Now, a decade after the handover, this book provides an up-to-date review of the dynamic relationship between media and political power in the post-handover years. It covers seven key issues including the mapping of the changing boundaries of press freedom, the impact of media ownership change on editorial stance, the development of national and …

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A Concise History of Hong Kong

When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong during the First Opium War, the Chinese empire was well into its decline, while Great Britain was already in the second decade of its legendary “Imperial Century.” From this collision of empires arose a city that continues to intrigue observers. Melding Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong has long defied easy categorization. John M. Carroll’s engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the earl …

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Political Development in Hong Kong: State, Political Society, and Civil Society

This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state-society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of democracy and governance in Hong Kong after 1997. This book is a most comprehensive analysis of the multi-faceted changes in Hong Kong in the last 20 years. The scope of changes analyzed included state functions and institutions, political changes such as party development and development of the Legislat …

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Edge of Empires

In an engaging, revisionist study, John M. Carroll argues that in the century after the Opium War, Hong Kong’s colonial nature helped create a local Chinese business elite. By the end of the nineteenth century, the colonial government saw Chinese businessmen as allies in establishing Hong Kong as a commercial center. The idea of a commercially vibrant China united them. Chinese and British leaders cooperated on issues of mutual concern, such as the expansion of capitalism and political and econo …

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Gender and Change in Hong Kong: Globalization, Postcolonialism, and Chinese Patriarchy

The 1980s and 1990s represent a critical historical juncture for Hong Kong, as it underwent important social, political, and economic transformations. This period of transition, during which the state worked to redefine itself, significantly altered the role and status of Hong Kong women. Colonial modernity, which arose through the integration of the colonial state, the capitalist economy, and the Hong Kong Chinese society, proved favourable for some women but also had adverse consequences for o …

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選舉制度的政治效果:港式比例代表制的經驗

香港民主的發展道路曲折而漫長,選舉制度亦經歷了很多演化。「七一遊行」後,未來有關政制發展和各種選舉模式的辯論,將在政治議程上佔一個重要的地位。本書分為兩部分,前半部分介紹了香港的各種選舉制度及其發展;後半部分透過系統的實證研究,提出了十項假設加以驗證,並詳細分析了過往各種選舉制度的改變所帶來的政治影響。對從政人士、學者,以及即將積極參與未來政制檢討的有關人士,本書極具參考價值;對關心香港前景及政治前途的市民,本書更是必不可少的參考讀物。

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