By Agnes S. Ku, Ngai Pun, Bryan S. Turner
This e-book presents an in depth comparative account of the advance of citizenship and civil society in Hong Kong from its time as a British colony to its present prestige as a unique self sufficient sector of China.
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The Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong’s future after 1997 triggered off a series of campaigns demanding the introduction of direct elections to the Legislative Council (LegCo). In view of the PRC’s opposition to any drastic electoral reform, the British colonial government, against the majority’s expectations which were shown through public opinion polls and surveys, yielded to the PRC’s pressure and abandoned the introduction of direct election to LegCo in 1988 (Lo 2001:132). The Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989 marked a turning point in that the colonial government, amidst the fears and demands of the people, set off a new phase of reform that resulted in more civic and political rights.
Civil Society and the State, London: Verso, pp. 245–260. (1999) Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality, Durham, NC: Duke University Press. (2002) “The Hidden History of Social Citizenship,” Citizenship Studies, 6(3): 229–244. (2002) “Making the Transborder Subject: Hong Kong Working People in Mainland China,” unpublished manuscript. Pun, N. M. (2002) “Locating Globalization: The Changing Role of the CityState in Post-Handover Hong Kong,” The China Review, 2(1): 1–28. Purvis, T.
It is with this under-standing that we hope also to explore the possible political, cultural, and social bases and struggles for invigorating citizenship through concrete processes and practices in the face of new challenges. Notes 1 So and Chan (2002) describe the SAR government as one of soft authoritarianism. 2 Chief Executive, Policy Address 2001,“Building on Your Strengths, Investing in Our Future,” 156, 158. 3 Report of the Commissioner for Resettlement (Hong Kong Government 1955:39–40). 4 Powell (2002) cautions against over-stating the shift.
Citizenship in Hong Kong: Community, Nation and the Global City (Asia's Transformations) by Agnes S. Ku, Ngai Pun, Bryan S. Turner