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Civil Unrest and Governance in Hong Kong : Law and Order from Historical and Cultural Perspectives
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This book examines important social movements in Hong Kong from the perspectives of historical and cultural studies. Conventionally regarded as one of the most politically stable cities in Asia, Hong Kong has yet witnessed many demonstrations and struggles against the colonial and post-colonial governments during the past one hundred years. The recent Occupation/Umbrella Movement follows in the footsteps of the strikes in the 1920s, the 1967 riots, and the 2003 demonstration that led to the stepping down of the former chief executive. Many of these movements were brought about in the name of justice and unfolded against the context of global unrest. Focusing on the local developments yet mindful of the international backdrop, this volume will explore the imaginaries of law and order that these movements engendered, revealing a complex interplay among evolving notions of justice, law and order, and cultural creations throughout the under-explored history of instability in Hong Kong. Readers who have interest in Asian studies, socio-political studies, legal studies, cultural studies and history would welcome this volume of unique interdisciplinarity.