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Changing Church and State Relations in Hong Kong, 1950-2000 We than k X u Bin g fo r writin g Hon g Kon g Universit y Pres s i n hi s Squar e Wor d Calligraphy for the cover of this book. For further explanation, see p. iv. A new series on socio-economic and cultural changes in Hong Kong HONG KONG CULTURE AND SOCIETY Series Editors Tai-lok LUI Gerard A. POSTIGLION E Department of Sociology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong Panel of Advisors Ambrose KIN G Alvin SO Siu-lun WONG The Chinese University of Hong Kong The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The University of Hong Kong Other titles in the series The Dynamics of Social Movements in Hong Kong edited by Stephen Wing-kai Chiu and Tai-lok Lui Consuming Hong Kong edited by Gordon Matthews and Tai-lok Lui Toward Critica l Patriotism : Studen t Resistanc e t o Political Educatio n in Hong Kong and China Gregory P. Fairbrother At Home With Density Nuala Rooney HQNGJfiQNP Changing Church and State Relations in Hong Kong, 1950-2000 Beatrice Leung and Shun-hing Chan * j & * . * & is . * t HONG KON G UNIVERSIT Y PRES S Hong Kong University Press 14/F Hing Wai Centre 7 Tin Wan Praya Road Aberdeen Hong Kong (secure on-line ordering)© Hong Kong University Press 2003 ISBN 96 2 209 612 3 All rights reserved. No portion of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storag e or retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Dat a A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Printed and bound by Condor Production Ltd., Hong Kong, China Hong Kong University Press is honoured that Xu Bing, whose art explores the complex themes of language across cultures, has written the Press's name in his Squar e Word Calligraphy. This signals our commitmen t to cross-cultura l thinkin g an d th e distinctiv e natur e o f ou r English language book s publishe d i n China . "At first glance, Square Word Calligraphy appears to be nothing more unusual than Chinese characters, but in fact it is a new way of rendering English words i n the format o f a square s o they resembl e Chines e characters. Chinese viewers expect to be able to read Squar e Word Calligraphy but cannot. Western viewers, however are surprised to find they can read it. Delight erupts when meaning is unexpectedly revealed." — Britta Erickson, The Art ofXu Bing ...