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Reclaimed Land free pdf At midnight on 30 June 1997 Hong Kong ceased to be a British colony and became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Instead of gaining independence, this most capitalist of cities was absorbed within the world's largest communist state. Reclaimed Land: Hong Kong in Transition offers an analysis in words and images of Hong Kong's colonial transition, focusing not on the much-documented ceremonies which surrounded the handover of sovereignty itself but on the longer term process of transformation of which the events of mid-1997 were but one part. Using images selected from an archive of photos taken by David Clarke on a daily basis between the end of 1994 and the beginning of 2001 - the last five years of the millennium, or a period of two and a half years either side of the handover - this innovatively-conceived book offers a personal and critical perspective on the life of one of the world - most vibrant cities during a time of great change and self-questioning.

About David Clarke

David Clarke is Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Art at the University of Hong Kong.

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Author : David Clarke
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Data Published : 31 July 2002
ISBN : 9622095763
EAN : 9789622095762
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 196 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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