Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Reluctant Heroes: Richshaw Pullers in Hong Kong And Canton, 1874-1954 (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series) [Hardcover]

By Fung Chi Ming (Author)
Our Price $ 34.65  
Retail Value $ 49.50  
You Save $ 14.85  (30%)  
Item Number 176030  
Buy New $34.65
Quantity:
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Reluctant Heroes: Richshaw Pullers in Hong Kong And Canton, 1874-1954 (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series) by Fung Chi Ming...

Reluctant Heroes is a fascinating history of rickshaw pullers in Hong Kong and Canton. The author reconstructs the daily lives and social environments of rickshaw pullers, the majority of whom were emigrants who differed in the loyalties of dialect, place of origin and kinship. Low skilled yet partially self-employed, rickshaw pullers relied on entrepreneurial flair, in addition to physical stamina, to tout for fares, thus bridging the culture of petty traders and physical laborers. In the volatile urban environment, they were subjected not just to patron-client problems, but also the directives and regulations of the state, and interventions of the police, and the British colonial and Chinese authorities.

Rickshaw pullers struggled with their adversities and became a political force to be reckoned with. Fung argues that they are "reluctant heroes," since their collective outbursts were authentic protests against encroachments on their livelihood. They were spurred into collective actions that were at times cheered by the public, or embroiled in city politics, thus suffering great losses in political storms, when they would have preferred to lead quiet, anonymous lives. Set against the backdrop of two contrasting yet interrelated cities in South China, "Reluctant Heroes" brings a richer understanding of urban living through a comparative study of the historic pattern of adaptation in the urban workplace, the powers of the state, and the repertoire of mass activism.



Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!

Item Specifications...


Studio: University of Washington Press
Pages   216
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Dec 30, 2005
Publisher   University of Washington Press
ISBN  9622097340  
ISBN13  9789622097346  


Availability  0 units.


More About Fung Chi Ming


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! FUNG CHI MING works in the Antiquities and Monuments Office, Hong Kong SAR. His previous books on the region's history and heritage include Yuen Long Historical Relics and Monuments (1996) and A History of Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, 1937-1997 (1997).

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Asia > China > General
2Books > Subjects > History > Asia > China
3Books > Subjects > History > Asia > General
4Books > Subjects > History > Asia > Hong Kong
5Books > Subjects > History > World > General
6Books > Subjects > History > World



Reviews - What do customers think about Reluctant Heroes: Richshaw Pullers in Hong Kong And Canton, 1874-1954 (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series)?

Be the first to write a review about Reluctant Heroes: Richshaw Pullers in Hong Kong And Canton, 1874-1954 (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series)



Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Reluctant Heroes: Richshaw Pullers in Hong Kong And Canton, 1874-1954 (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series)


Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :



Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!



Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter


Resources
Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
Corporate
About Us
Contact Us
Policies
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy