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Hong Kong As A Global Metropolis

Author: David R. Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139427852
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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 vibrant history from the arrival of the foreign trading firms, when it was established as one of the leading Asian business centres, 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 on to the world economy, dominating other financial centers such as Singapore and Tokyo. Looking into the future, the author presents an optimistic 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.

Globalization And The Chinese City

Author: Fulong Wu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134263872
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Introducing readers to the far-reaching global orientation that is now taking place in urban China, an international team of contributors describe overarching globalization through a detailed examination of the transformation of the built environment. A range of urban development processes are analyzed including urbanization, real estate development, changing landscapes, the industrial restructuring of the second-tier city, and the formation of the city-region in the context of global and local interactions. In examining city development and local practices as part of globalization processes, the global city is treated as a collection of microcosms and concrete places, overcoming the analytical tension of the dichotomy of the perceived 'East versus West' divide.

China The Stealth Empire

Author: Edward Burman
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752496190
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Why is it that China, despite its size and once advanced culture and technology, did not become a world power centuries ago? Burman traces the answer through Chinese innate sense of superiority which made foreign conquest and trade an irrelevance. This is about to change with the evolution of the "Stealth Empire," characterized by world dominance in the production of consumer goods, a growing share of world manufacturing, and a strong sense of nationalism. The Chinese believe that they need to do nothing as they evolve by the middle of the century into the dominant world power. Burmans book opens a window onto this history and growing sense of national destiny, essential reading for anyone wanting to understand what is going on in the Stealth Empire.

The Roots Of American Industrialization

Author: David R. Meyer
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801871412
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Looks at the rise of industrialization in the Eastern United States during the first half of the nineteenth century.

Geographies Of Regulation

Author: Philip Howell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521853651
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In the nineteenth century British authorities at home and abroad attempted to regulate prostitution in order to combat the spread of venereal diseases. Philip Howell examines in detail four sites of such regulated prostitution - Liverpool, Cambridge, Gibraltar and Hong Kong - and considers the similarities as well as the differences between colonial and metropolitan practices. Placing these sites within their local, regional and global contexts, the author argues that the British administration of commercial sexuality was deeper and more extensive than conventionally portrayed. The book challenges our understanding of what constitutes colonial regulation and also confronts imperial historiographies in which projects are simply translated from metropolis to periphery. By emphasizing both particular sites of regulated prostitution, and their place in the British imperial world, this book contributes not only to histories of gender and sexuality, but also to the revision of British imperial history.

The American Economic Review

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Includes papers and proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Economic Association. Covers all areas of economic research.

Empire Forestry And The Origins Of Environmentalism

Author: Gregory Allen Barton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139434607
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What we now know of as environmentalism began with the establishment of the first empire forest in 1855 in British India, and during the second half of the nineteenth century, over ten per cent of the land surface of the earth became protected as a public trust. Sprawling forest reservations, many of them larger than modern nations, became revenue-producing forests that protected the whole 'household of nature', and Rudyard Kipling and Theodore Roosevelt were among those who celebrated a new class of government foresters as public heroes. Imperial foresters warned of impending catastrophe, desertification and global climate change if the reverse process of deforestation continued. The empire forestry movement spread through India, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and then the United States to other parts of the globe, and Gregory Barton's study looks at the origins of environmentalism in a global perspective.