City on the Edge: Hong Kong Under Chinese Rule

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6.0 X 8.72 X 0.8 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Ho-fung Hung is the Henry M. and Elizabeth P. Wiesenfeld Professor in Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University. The author of the award-winning The Protest with Chinese Characteristics (2011) and The China Boom (2015), he has been featured or cited in media outlets including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC News, The Guardian and South China Morning Post.
'At a time when many of Hong Kong's freedoms seem to have been extinguished, Ho-fung Hung brings historical knowledge and a deft analysis of capital to show that the desire for liberal values in the city is by no means dead and that a new more hopeful phase for Hong Kong may yet emerge.' Rana Mitter, Oxford University
'A powerful book packed with incisive and informative analyses, animated by a deep and intimate understanding of the local people and society. Hung's masterful narrative places Hong Kong's storied history in global, regional, national and comparative perspectives. At a time of looming darkness and despair, this is essential reading for making sense of the past and forging a brave new future.' Ching Kwan Lee, UCLA & Founding Chair of the Society for Hong Kong Studies
'... meticulous and informative ... an illuminating look at an issue of grave geopolitical import.' Publishers Weekly
'... a penetrating analysis of the city's evolution ... Hung insists that the struggle for the future of Hong Kong has not ended. But his analysis of how Hong Kong arrived at this bleak state is so persuasive that it doesn't leave the reader with much hope.' Andrew J. Nathan, Foreign Affairs
'a deeply researched and colourful history' Victor Mallet, Financial Times
'... a timely and carefully researched expose of how China botched its stewardship of Hong Kong after taking over the British colony in 1997.' Ian Johnson, The New York Review of Books
'This is an important resource for students, scholars, and general readers seeking to understand Hong Kong today ... Recommended.' G. W. McDonogh, Choice
'... City on the Edge presents a solid and powerful analysis of the forces and events behind one of the most defining moments in Hong Kong, China and global history. Engagingly written and theoretically informed, it caters to the needs of the scholarly community and general audience.' Edmund W. Cheng, The China Quarterly