Item description for The Great Difference: Hong Kong's New Territories and Its People 1898-2004 by James Hayes...
James Stewart Lockhart called it "the great difference." Returned from an inspection tour of the newly leased extension to Hong Kong territory in August 1898, Lockhart, a senior Hong Kong colonial official, had used this phrase to describe the gulf between the New Territories and its people and the existing British colony of Hong Kong and its inhabitants. In this volume, James Hayes argues that this "the great difference" has led the government to administer the New Territories and its people differently from the old urban area from the outset, resulting in repercussions that affect present-day Hong Kong.
The first half of the book studies the early system of administration, the land survey, and the war years. The second half covers the post-war years, on topics such as the end of subsistence farming, village removals and resitings, setting up of New Towns, the rise of new rural leadership, and discords of the indigenous people with the government, and with the new population.
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Studio: University of Washington Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 6, 2006
Publisher University of Washington Press
ISBN 9622097944 ISBN13 9789622097940
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More About James Hayes
Hayes is a series producer in BBC Documentaries, where he has worked for 15 years.