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The Hong Kong Region 1850-1911
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First published in 1977, The Hong Kong Region is a historical reconstruction of village and township society in Hong Kong’s New Territories between 1850 and 1911. In a detailed study drawing on documentary sources and intensive fieldwork, James Hayes argues for the part taken by ordinary peasants and shopkeepers in running their own communities. It was they who dealt virtually unaided with routine administration of local affairs and with every form of disaster, natural or man-made, that visited their communities. The gentry and imperial bureaucracy, in contrast, played almost no role. In a substantial new introduction written for this Echoes reprint, James Hayes reviews the research behind The Hong Kong Region and assesses its wider implications for our understanding of traditional Chinese society in the light of later scholarly studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. c-c
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. List of Maps
  2. pp. viii-viii
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  1. List of Plates
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction to the Paperback Edition
  2. pp. xi-xxxii
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  1. Plates
  2. pp. G1-G8
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 9-10
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 11-22
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  1. Abbreviations Used in the Text
  2. pp. 23-24
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  1. 1. A General Account of the Hong Kong Region
  2. pp. 25-55
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  1. 2. The Community of Cheung Chau
  2. pp. 56-84
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  1. 3. The Community of Tai O
  2. pp. 85-103
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  1. 4. Shek Pik
  2. pp. 104-128
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  1. 5. Pui O
  2. pp. 129-150
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  1. 6. Ngau Tau Kok Village
  2. pp. 151-162
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  1. 7. Kowloon City and Kowloon Street
  2. pp. 163-180
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  1. 8. Summary and Discussion
  2. pp. 181-193
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  1. Postscript
  2. pp. 194-201
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  1. Appendix
  2. pp. 202-203
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 204-242
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 243-248
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 249-280
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 281-290
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