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HONG KONG x 24 x 365: A Year in the Life of a City
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After History with a capital 'H', which visited Hong Kong for the 1997 handover, had moved its spotlight somewhere else (to economicallyburgeoning mainland China, perhaps), and before fully democratic elections, Hong Kong was left becalmed, with a sense that things were not really moving forward. This in-between phase, without majordramas, where history was only with small 'h', is the subject of this locally oriented micro-historical analysis of one of the world's greatcities - which had so lost self-confidence in this period that it started promoting itself as 'Asia's World City', but which might yet prove to be a city that changes China (and therefore the world). Specifying this time, through a collection of colour photographs takenduring a randomly chosen twelve-month period, David Clarke presents a year in the life of the city in which he has lived for the last two decades. An antidote to the tourist picture-postcard view of Hong Kongwhich is so often propagated to locals and visitors alike, these images and their accompanying text are produced from a proximity whichenables both a critical engagement with the city and a celebration of its uniqueness.'--BOOK JACKET.

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 Clarke, David J. 1954- (David James),
 Eurospan distributor; Hong Kong University Press
 Hong Kong (China)--Pictorial works.
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