Critical Readings on the Modern History of Hong Kong introduces some of the most important English-language readings on the history of Hong Kong since the early 1840s, when it became a British colony, until 1997, when it reverted to Chinese sovereignty, and through the fifteen years since then. Each of the four volumes (Politics, Culture and Society, Economy, China and the World) contains approximately twenty readings arranged chronologically. The collection aims to maintain a diversity of opinions and approaches, and a balance between writings by local and overseas scholars. By far the most comprehensive collection of its kind, the set will be of interest to students and researchers interested in the history of Hong Kong, China, and colonialism and imperialism.
John M. Carroll, Ph.D. (Harvard), is Professor of History at the University of Hong Kong and author of Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong (2005) and A Concise History of Hong Kong (2007).
Chi-kwan Mark, D.Phil. (Oxford), is Senior Lecturer in International History at Royal Holloway College, University of London. He is the author of Hong Kong and the Cold War (2004) and China and the World since 1945 (2012).
Students and researchers interested in the history of Hong Kong, China, and colonialism and imperialism.