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The final years of British Hong Kong the discourse of colonial withdrawal by John Flowerdew

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York, N.Y .
Written in English



  • Hong Kong (China)


  • Hong Kong (China) -- History -- Transfer of Sovereignty from Great Britain, 1997,
  • Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 222-248) and index.

StatementJohn Flowerdew.
LC ClassificationsDS796.H757 F58 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxi, 258 p. ;
Number of Pages258
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL680569M
ISBN 100312177755
LC Control Number97027124

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