Health Policy and Disease in Colonial and Post-colonial Hong Kong, 1841-2003

Ka-che Yip , Yuen Sang Leung , Man Kong WONG

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Besides looking at major outbreaks of diseases and how they were coped with, diseases such as malaria, smallpox, tuberculosis, plague, venereal disease, avian flu and SARS, this book also examines how the successive government regimes in Hong Kong took action to prevent diseases and control potential threats to health. It shows how policies impacted the various Chinese and non-Chinese groups, and how policies were often formulated as a result of negotiations between these different groups. By considering developments over a long historical period, the book contrasts the different approaches in the periods of colonial rule, Japanese occupation, post-war reconstruction, transition to decolonization, and Hong Kong as Special Administrative Region within the People’s Republic of China.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages150
ISBN (Electronic)9781315672373
ISBN (Print)9780815356240, 9781138943575
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Scopus Subject Areas

  • History
  • Health Policy


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