Hong Kong Society: High-Definition Stories beyond the Spectacle of East-Meets-West

Stephen Wing Kai Chiu, Kaxton Y Siu

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This book borrows the concept of “high-definition” from digital broadcasting to highlight our unique approach to Hong Kong society, which gives a sharper image than analyses. It intends to highlight contrasts with many common and taken-for-granted stories, myths and representations of Hong Kong― which often presented with a low level of detail, lacking proper connections between grounded personal experiences and the macro social context. With chapters covering various salient dimensions of Hong Kong’s society, including migration, economy, inequality, identity and social movements, our “high-definition” approach presents images with high enough “resolution” to match multiple layers of experiences from walks of life of Hong Kong people, contributing to an understanding of how global transformation impacts local people’s experiences, as well as Hong Kong’s significance in the regional and global system.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages418
ISBN (Electronic)9789811657078
ISBN (Print)9789811657061
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2022

Publication series

NameHong Kong Studies Reader Series
ISSN (Print)2523-7764
ISSN (Electronic)2523-7772

User-Defined Keywords

  • Hong Kong Society
  • One Country, Two Systems
  • East meets West
  • Urbanization
  • Globalization


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