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Hong Kong as a global metropolis [electronic resource] / David R. Meyer.

By: Meyer, David R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in historical geography: 30.Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 272 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 051101113X (electronic bk.); 9780511011139 (electronic bk.); 0511036663 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511036668 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780521643443 (hbk.); 0521643449 (hbk.); 9780511493669 (electronic bk.); 0511493665 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Hong Kong (China) -- History | Hong Kong (China) -- Economic conditions | HISTORY | Electronic books | Hongkong (Chine) -- Histoire | Hongkong (Chine) -- Conditions �economiques | Economische situatie | Hong Kong (Chine) -- Relations �economiques ext�erieures | Hong Kong (Chine) -- Conditions �economiques | Metropole | Geschichte | Weltwirtschaft | HongkongGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hong Kong as a global metropolis.DDC classification: 951.25 Other classification: 15.75 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Enigma -- Intermediaries of capital -- From Canton to Hong Kong -- Hub of the China trade -- Chinese and foreign social networks of capital -- Trade and finance center for Asia -- Industrial metropolis -- Global metropolis for Asia -- Hong Kong, China.
Review: "Hong Kong has remained the global metropolis for Asia since its founding in the 1840s following the Opium Wars between Britain and China. David Meyer traces its history from the arrival of the foreign trading firms, when it was established as one of the leading Asian business centers, to its celebrated handover to China in 1997. Throughout this period, Hong Kong has been prominent as a pivotal meeting-place of the Chinese and foreign social networks of capital, and as such has been China's window onto the world economy, dominating other financial centers such as Singapore and Tokyo. Looking into the future, the author presents an optimistive view of Hong Kong in the twenty-first century, challenging those who predict its decline under Chinese rule. This accessible and broad-ranging look at the story of Hong Kong's success will interest anyone concerned with its past, present, and future."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-269) and index.

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Enigma -- Intermediaries of capital -- From Canton to Hong Kong -- Hub of the China trade -- Chinese and foreign social networks of capital -- Trade and finance center for Asia -- Industrial metropolis -- Global metropolis for Asia -- Hong Kong, China.

"Hong Kong has remained the global metropolis for Asia since its founding in the 1840s following the Opium Wars between Britain and China. David Meyer traces its history from the arrival of the foreign trading firms, when it was established as one of the leading Asian business centers, to its celebrated handover to China in 1997. Throughout this period, Hong Kong has been prominent as a pivotal meeting-place of the Chinese and foreign social networks of capital, and as such has been China's window onto the world economy, dominating other financial centers such as Singapore and Tokyo. Looking into the future, the author presents an optimistive view of Hong Kong in the twenty-first century, challenging those who predict its decline under Chinese rule. This accessible and broad-ranging look at the story of Hong Kong's success will interest anyone concerned with its past, present, and future."--BOOK JACKET.

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