Cindy Yik-yi Chu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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We present what we feel is a timely book on foreign communities in Hong Kong. What do Hong Kong people want the rest of the world to think about Hong Kong? Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city with traders, businessmen, and merchants coming from almost everywhere in the world. It has a culture, which while fundamentally Chinese, has long been under foreign influence. Its people speak the English language, receive Western education, and adopt Western lifestyles. It is a place where foreigners have settled down, formed their families, and made their home. Hong Kong is a “world city," a city that belongs to the international community, and which recognizes the contribution of local people and foreigners alike in making the place what we find today.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationForeign Communities in Hong Kong, 1840s-1950s
EditorsCindy Yik-yi Chu
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781403980557
ISBN (Print)9781403970596, 9781349532230, 1403970599
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Local People
  • Chinese Mainland
  • Japanese Occupation
  • Foreign Presence
  • Japanese Community


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