The Hong Kong Region 1850-1911 : Institutions and Leadership in Town and Countryside.

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Full title: The Hong Kong Region 1850-1911 : Institutions and Leadership in Town and Countryside.
Main author: Hayes, James.
Corporate Authors: Dawsonera
Format: eBook           
Edition: 2nd ed.
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Summary: First published in 1977, The Hong Kong Region is a historical reconstruction of village and township society in Hong Kong's New Territories between 1850 and 1911. Drawing on documentary sources and intensive fieldwork, Hayes argues for the part taken by ordinary peasants and shopkeepers in running these communities, and in dealing virtually unaided with routine administration and every form of disaster, natural or man-made. The gentry and imperial bureaucracy, in contrast, played almost no role. A substantial new introduction by the author reviews the research and its wider implications for ou.
Corporate Authors: Dawsonera
Language: English
Published: Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, HKU, 2012.
Classmark: 307 307.095125 951.2504
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Series: Echoes: Classics of Hong Kong Culture and History.
ISBN: 9789882208926
9882208924