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City on Fire: Hong Kong Cinema
by Lisa Odham Stokes, Michael Hoover
Listed under Chinese Cinema

Foreign Devils: Expatriates in Hong Kong
by May Holdsworth, Caroline Courtauld
(Hardcover)
 

The Fall of Hong Kong: Britain, China, and the Japanese Occupation
by Philip Snow
Hardcover from Yale Univ Pr
 
Hong Kong Apothecary: A Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging
by Simon Go
Paperback from Princeton Architectural Press
 

 
 

Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua
by Wendy Siuyi Wong
(Paperback)

Hong Kong's Heroic Bloodshed
by Martin Fitzgerald, Paul Duncan
(Paperback)

The Last Governor: Chris Patten & the Handover of Hong Kong
by Jonathan Dimbleby
(Paperback)

Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance (Public Worlds, V. 2)
by M. A. Abbas, Ackbar Abbas
(Paperback)

Hong Kong: Epilogue to an Empire (Vintage Departures)
by Jan Morris
(Paperback)

Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization
by David J. Clarke
(Paperback)

The Hong Kong Ballet
by Siu Wang-Ngai
(Hardcover)

Global Media Spectacle: News War Over Hong Kong
by Chin-Chuan Lee (Editor), et al
(Paperback)

Noble House : A Novel of Contemporary Hong Kong
by James Clavell

Moon Handbooks Hong Kong : Including Macau and Guangzhou (Hong Kong Handbook, 3rd Ed)
by Kerry Moran

Lonely Planet Hong Kong (Condensed)
by Dani Valent, Patrick Witton

Hollywood East: Hong Kong Movies and the People Who Make Them
by Stefan Hammond, Michelle Yeoh
Listed under Chinese Cinema

The Asian Financial Crisis and the Ordeal of Hong Kong:

Maid to Order in Hong Kong : An Ethnography of Filipina Workers
by Nicole Constable, Nick Constable
Card catalog description:  As middle-class Chinese women have entered the Hong Kong work force in unprecedented numbers over the past two decades, the demand for foreign domestic workers has soared. Approximately 150,000 individuals now serve on two-year contracts, and the vast majority are women from the Philippines. Nicole Constable tells their story. Interweaving her analysis with anecdotal evidence collected in interviews with individual domestic workers, she shows how power is expressed in the day-to-day lives of Filipina domestic workers. Filipina guest workers flooding into Hong Kong are implicitly compared to Chinese domestic workers and found wanting. Local, cultural, and historical factors influence their treatment, as do preconceptions about gender, ethnicity, and class. Constable explains how domestic workers are controlled and disciplined by employment agencies, by employers themselves, and by state policies such as the rule against working for more than one employer. The forms of discipline range from physical abuse to intrusive regulations including restrictions on hair length and the prohibition of lipstick. Filipina workers resist oppression through legal action and political protests, through their use of household or public space, and through less confrontational means such as jokes and pranks. Some find real satisfaction in their work, Constable says, and she warns against any simplistic characterization of domestic workers as either empowered or oppressed, class-conscious or unaware.
Paperback: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.61 x 8.98 x 6.00
Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr; ;
ISBN: 0801483824

Martin Yan's Asia : Favorite Recipes from Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Japan
by Martin Yan, Geoffrey Nilsen (Photographer)
Listed under Asian Cooking

Traditional Chinese Clothing in Hong Kong and South China, 1840-1980 (Images of Asia)
by Valery M. Garrett
(Hardcover - May 1989)

Culture Shock! Hong Kong
by Betty Wei, Elizabeth Li
Paperback from Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

 
 

The China Circle: Economics and Electronics in the Prc, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
by Barry Naughton
Paperback from The Brookings Institution
 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States, 1945-1992: Uncertain Friendships (Twayne's International History, No 14)
by Nancy Bernkopf Tucker
Paperback from Twayne Pub
1994
 
 
Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance (Public Worlds, V. 2)
by M. A. Abbas, Ackbar Abbas
Paperback from Univ of Minnesota Pr (Txt)
 
The Last Governor: Chris Patten & the Handover of Hong Kong
by Jonathan Dimbleby
Paperback from Warner Little Brown & Co Ltd

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