A Documentary History of Hong Kong: Society

This book puts together historical documents that illustrate the livesand concerns of Hong Kong people through a century and a half of colonial rule. It describes not only the ideals of the elite, but alsothe harsh realities of life faced by the majority, who until recent years lived under considerable poverty. It documents changes in standards of living, housing conditions, family life, communal organization and political aspirations. This vivid account of Hong Kong's social history as Hong Kong people lived it summarizes the predicaments of people who chose to live in Hong Kong.

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