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1.1608 The Status of Hong Kong Women in The 19th and 20th Centuries.
This paper will examine the status of Hong Kong women for the two-hundred year period (approximate), covering the 1800 and 1900's. In order to achieve a concise and fair assessment, this paper will focus on particular areas. Marriage, the mooi-jai, and concubinage will be included as focus point which reveal the inferior status of women in historical and contemporary Hong Kong. Secondly, the issue of work is crucial area of inquiry to pursue. The relationship between women and the hierarchical system in which they live will be covered. This will include the relationship between women and capitalist colonialism; women and post-colonial capitalism, and the patriarchy. A brief section on the socio-cultural aspects of the status of women, particularly the images of women, follows. Finally, in the concluding section, women and political power and women and women's studies at the university level are the two areas of inquiry. 18 pgs. 44 f/c. 19b.
Bibliography: 19 source(s) listed
Filename: 1608 HK Women.doc
2.1682 How has the changeover of Hong Kong in 1997 affected the national identity of the H.K. English population?
This paper will make a strong case for Hong Kong as one of the world's only true cosmopolitan centres. A premium will be placed on its history and the dominance of the economy. The study will move to look at how identity in Hong Kong may have changed, paying particular attention to the English population. Efforts will be made to provide a well-rounded approach to the situation that touches on a variety of aspects of life. It will be argued that the primary fears have been China's systematic abuse of human rights. Examples will be used to legitimize these fears. The importance of economics in Hong Kong life will be touched upon, and the behaviour of the government with regard to the economy in the post-retrocession period will be detailed. The final sections of the paper will mesh this authors own research with the existing body of knowledge. Surveys and other field work have been conducted in order to gain a primary account of the situation. This research has concluded that there have been some adjustment problems, but for the most part it is 'business as usual' for Chinese and British in Hong Kong alike. The final part of the paper will reflect on the most pertinent findings and offer appropriate conclusions. 39 pgs. 76 f/c. 26b.
Bibliography: 26 source(s) listed
Filename: 1682 HK Changeover.doc
3.2496 Corruption in Hong Kong in the 1960's and 1970's: A Social and Political Analysis.
This paper discusses the increase growth of corruption at the institutional and bureaucratic level in Hong Kong. Some of the factors for this is the instability and uncertain political future Hong Kong was faced with at the time. 14 pgs. 26 f/c. 10b.
Bibliography: 10 source(s) listed
Filename: 2496 Asian Corruption Politics.doc
4.2618 Hong Kong: One of The World's Greatest Economic Anomalies.
This paper looks at how within only two generations; Hong Kong has established itself as a model of stellar economic growth. This paper will attempt to uncover the 'secrets' of Hong Kong's success, and strive to provide a greater understanding of this very unique and dynamic area. 7 pgs. 19 f/c. 6b.
Bibliography: 6 source(s) listed
Filename: 2618 Hong Kong Growth.doc
5.2621 Hong Kong: The Greatest Anomaly in the Industrialized World.
This paper will bring to light the trade policies that have contributed to Hong Kong's great success to date. With a long and complicated history, such a task must consider its contemporary policies in the context of their historical antecedents. 14 pgs. 30 f/c. 7b.
Bibliography: 7 source(s) listed
Filename: 2621 Hong Kong Success.doc
6.2675 The Opium War of 1839-42.
This paper looks at the following questions: Why was there such an interest in Hong Kong during the time of the Opium War? Is it actually true that empires collided and sacrificed lives on the basis of a single drug? Were there no other factors involved? The purpose of this paper is to develop these questions and discover to what extent the Opium War of 1839-42 was indeed centered on opium in Hong Kong. 11.5 pgs. 45 f/c. 4b.
Bibliography: 4 source(s) listed
Filename: 2675 Opium War 1839.doc
7.2697 The Effect Of Immigration And Emigration On Hong Kong's Social, Cultural Life Since World War II.
This paper looks at Hong Kong's short history and its success as the result of the effect of immigration and emigration on Hong Kong's social and cultural life since WWII. 11.5 pgs. 24 f/c. 10b.