John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since 1997.
John M. Carroll is associate professor of history at Saint Louis University.
Introduction: Hong Kong in History Chapter 1: Early Colonial Hong Kong Chapter 2: Colonialism and Society Chapter 3: Colonialism and Nationalism Chapter 4: The Interwar Years Chapter 5: War and Revolution Chapter 6: A New Hong Kong Chapter 7: Becoming Hong Kongese Chapter 8: The Countdown to 1997 Epilogue: Beyond 1997