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Unearthing the networks of collaborative colonialism in Hong Kong: from the Choi Yuen Village Preservation Movement to Overheard 3

By MM Szeto


Main Theme: Undercurrents: Unearthing Hidden Social and Discursive PracticesBased on firsthand participation in the Choi Yuen Village Preservation and Participatory Community Rebuilding Movement and the Anti-Express Rail Movement in Hong Kong, ethnographic and archival research on the infiltration of the triads into rural business and politics, the evolution of the Heung Yee Kuk (Rural Committee) and its relation to the undemocratic Functional Constituencies in the Legislature, contextual analysis of Hong Kong-China cross-border town planning policy and real estate-transport development, and textual analysis of the film Overheard 3, this paper unearths how the networks of collaborative colonial power operate in Hong Kong from the British colonial period to now

Year: 2015
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Provided by: HKU Scholars Hub
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