Hong Kong University Press

Hong Kong University Press (Chinese: 香港大學出版社) is the university press of the University of Hong Kong. It was established in 1956 and publishes more than 50 titles per year in both Chinese and English. Most works in English are on cultural studies, film and media studies, Chinese history and culture.

Hong Kong University Press
Parent companyUniversity of Hong Kong
Founded1956
Country of originChina
Headquarters locationHong Kong
DistributionSUP Publishing Logistics (Hong Kong)
San Min Book Co. (Taiwan)
APD Singapore (Singapore)
MHM (Japan)
Columbia University Press (the Americas, EMEA)[1]
Publication typesBooks
Official websiteOfficial website
Hong Kong University Press
Traditional Chinese香港大學出版社

References

  1. ^ "Distributors and Agents - Hong Kong University Press". Retrieved 2017-12-08.

External links

Blue Pool Road

Blue Pool Road is a road linking Happy Valley and Wong Nai Chung Gap on Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

HanCinema

HanCinema is an independent South Korean Movie and Drama Database created by Cédric Collemine in 2003. It provides information related to Korean movies, television dramas, actors, and other related information. It is aimed at non-South Korean audiences.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong ( (listen); Chinese: 香港, Hong Kong Cantonese: [hœ́ːŋ.kɔ̌ːŋ] (listen)), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and commonly abbreviated as HK, is a special administrative region of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is the world's fourth-most densely populated region.

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after Qing China ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War, and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The entire territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China. Although the territory is now politically associated with China, a relative majority of the population self-identify as Hongkongers rather than Chinese.Originally a sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has become one of the world's most significant financial centres and commercial ports. It is the world's seventh-largest trading entity, and its legal tender (the Hong Kong dollar) is the world's 13th-most traded currency. Although the city has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, it faces severe income inequality and hosts the largest concentration of ultra high-net-worth individuals of any city in the world.The territory has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world, most surrounding Victoria Harbour. Hong Kong consistently ranks high on the Human Development Index, and has one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Although over 90 per cent of its population uses public transportation, air pollution from neighbouring industrial areas of mainland China has resulted in a high level of atmospheric particulates in the region.

Hong Kong Americans

Hong Kong Americans or American Hong Kongers, are Americans of Hong Kong ancestry. Since 1997, Hong Kong has been a special administrative region of China; from 1841 to 1997, it was a British crown colony.

Many of the Hong Kong Americans hold both United States citizenship and right of abode in Hong Kong. Other than the US passport, many of them also hold a HKSAR Passport or the British National (Overseas) passport.

Hong Kong Liaison Office

The Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Chinese: 中央人民政府駐香港特別行政區聯絡辦公室; abbr. LOCPG or 中聯辦) is an organ of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It replaced the New China News Agency (NCNA) as the representative of the PRC government in Hong Kong in 2000.

Japanese occupation of Hong Kong

The Imperial Japanese occupation of Hong Kong (香港日據時期) began when the Governor of Hong Kong, Sir Mark Young, surrendered the British Crown colony of Hong Kong to the Empire of Japan on 25 December 1941. The surrender occurred after 18 days of fierce fighting against the overwhelming Japanese forces that had invaded the territory. The occupation lasted for three years and eight months until Japan surrendered at the end of Second World War. The length of this period (三年零八個月) later became a metonym of the occupation.

Kellett Island

Kellett Island is a former island of Victoria Harbour, off East Point in Hong Kong. It is now connected to Hong Kong Island at Causeway Bay following land reclamation in 1969.

List of books on films

A list of books which are dedicated to individual films or film series or related critical analysis. For a list of general books about film by genre see Bibliography of film by genre, and for a lists of encyclopedias about film see Bibliography of encyclopedias: film and television.

Meaghan Morris

Meaghan Morris (born 5 October 1950) is an Australian scholar of cultural studies. She is currently a Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney.

Born in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Morris was raised in Newcastle, New South Wales. Morris enrolled in a B.A. program in English and French at the University of Sydney. In Sydney, she met John Flaus, a film theorist and actor famous who would become a significant influence in the development of Australian cultural studies. She also became engaged in the work of British feminist scholar Juliet Mitchell and gave seminars on Mitchell's book Psychoanalysis and Feminism while pursuing an MLitt from the University of Paris-VIII on a French government scholarship between 1976 and 1978. Morris completed her dissertation on Madame de Tencin, a salonniere from the first half of the eighteenth century.

Upon returning to Australia, Morris published two edited volumes informed by her intellectual experiences in France and also featuring English translations of work by Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Luce Irigaray, and Michel Foucault. She later received a Ph.D. at the University of Technology, Sydney, where she wrote her dissertation on the subject of history in popular culture. In 1995, she and anthropologist Stephen Muecke started the journal The UTS Review, which in 2002 became Cultural Studies Review. Around this same time, Morris left for Hong Kong to take up the post of professorial chair at Lingnan University. In 2009 she joined the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney and for some years worked half the year in Hong Kong and half in Australia.

In addition to teaching and writing, Morris has been Senior Editor of TRACES, a multi-lingual journal of cultural theory published by Hong Kong University Press, and has served as Chair of the international Association for Cultural Studies and of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society. She serves on the editorial boards of more than twenty journals, including Cultural Studies Review, Qualitative Inquiry, and Public Culture. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities.

BOOKS

Morris, M. (2006). Identity Anecdotes: Translation and Media Culture. New Delhi & London: Sage Publications.

Morris, Meaghan (1998). Too Soon Too Late: History in Popular Culture. Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Indiana University Press.

Morris, Meaghan (1988). The pirate's fiancée: feminism, reading, postmodernism. London; New York: Verso.

EDITED BOOKS

Driscoll, Catherine and Meaghan Morris, (2014). Gender, Media and Modernity in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge.

Morris, Meaghan and Mette Hjort, (2012). Creativity and Academic Activism: Instituting Cultural Studies. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Morris, Meaghan, Siu Leung Li and Stephen Chan Ching-Kiu, (2005). Hong Kong Connections: Transnational Imagination in Action Cinema. Durham & London: Duke University Press.

Bennett, Tony, Lawrence Grossberg and Meaghan Morris, (2005). New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Morris, Meaghan and Brett de Bary, (2001). Traces 2: Race Panic and the Memory of Migration. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

Morris, Meaghan and John Frow, (1993). Australian cultural studies: a reader. St Leonards, NSW: Allen and Unwin.

Praya Reclamation Scheme

The Praya Reclamation Scheme (Chinese: 海旁填海計劃) was a large scale land reclamation project carried out by the Hong Kong Land company in Colonial Hong Kong under Sir Catchick Paul Chater and James Johnstone Keswick.

Pro-Beijing camp (Hong Kong)

Pro-Beijing camp, pro-establishment camp or pro-China camp (Chinese: 建制派 or 親中派) refers to a political alignment in Hong Kong which generally supports the policies of the Beijing government towards Hong Kong. The term "pro-establishment camp" is regularly in use to label the broader segment of the Hong Kong political arena which has the closer relationship with the establishment, namely the Government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It is also portrayed as the "Patriotic Front" by the pro-Beijing media and sometimes portrayed as "loyalists" by the rival pro-democracy camp.The pro-Beijing camp evolved from Hong Kong's pro-Communist faction, which was often called the "leftists", who have had a long history of following directions of the Communist Party of China (CPC) towards Hong Kong. It launched the 1967 Leftist Riots against the British colonial rule in Hong Kong and had a long rivalry with the pro-Kuomintang bloc. After the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed in 1984, affirming Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong from 1997, the traditional leftists realigned itself and unofficially formed a loose "United Front" with the conservative pro-business elites to counter the emergence of the pro-democracy camp in the 1990s and ensure a smooth transition of the Hong Kong sovereignty in Beijing's interest.

Since the handover in 1997, the pro-Beijing camp has become the major supporting force of the Hong Kong government and maintained control of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong (LegCo), with the advantages in the indirectly elected functional constituencies. It generally embraces the conservative values politically, socially and economically and Chinese nationalistic and patriotic sentiments.

Shelley Street

Shelley Street (Chinese: 些利街) is a street in Central, Hong Kong. It is a ladder street and the Central–Mid-levels escalators run along the entire length of the street.

South Asians in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has a long-established South Asian population. As of the 2016 by-census, there were at least 44,744 persons of South Asian descent in Hong Kong. Many trace their roots in Hong Kong as far back as when most of the Indian subcontinent was still under British colonial rule, and as a legacy of the British Empire, their nationality issues remain largely unsettled. However, recently an increasing number of them have acquired Chinese nationality.

The Fall of the Pagoda

The Fall of the Pagoda (Chinese: 雷峰塔; pinyin: Léi Fēng Tǎ) is a semi-autobiographical novel written by Eileen Chang. Originally written in English in 1963, it was published posthumously by Hong Kong University Press on April 15, 2010. Zhao Pihui translated it into Chinese.

Tony Banham

Tony Banham is founder of the Hong Kong War Diary project, which studies and documents the 1941 defence of Hong Kong, the defenders, their families, and the fates of all until liberation. His published books:

“Not The Slightest Chance” (Hong Kong University Press, 2003) ISBN 962-209-615-8

“The Sinking of the Lisbon Maru” (Hong Kong University Press, 2006) ISBN 962-209-771-5

“We Shall Suffer There” (Hong Kong University Press, 2009) ISBN 978-962-209-960-9

“Reduced to a Symbolical Scale” (Hong Kong University Press, 2017) ISBN 978-988-839-087-8Are considered to be examples of some of the best research on the Hong Kong experience during the Second World War. Mr. Banham is also very active in the "human side" of historical research relating to the era and often speaks at various symposia on the subject and carries on an active dialogue with survivors of the conflict and their families. He also maintains a close association with various diplomatic services, government agencies, and other official parties associated with providing care and services to those involved in the conflict. He serves, at the request on the Government of the Hong Kong SAR, on a special government panel which reviews and grants the payment of pensions to veterans ( or their survivors ) who served Hong Kong during the period.

Union Insurance Society of Canton

The Union Insurance Society of Canton (commonly known as the Union) was a major Hong Kong-based insurance company regarded in the early 20th century as one of the four leading British businesses, or "hongs", of colonial Hong Kong alongside Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, Jardine Matheson and Swire.By 1953 Union was the leading Hong Kong Insurance company, with assets of £14.4m, over five times that of the nearest local rival, Canton Insurance. In 1967 the Union was acquired by the Guardian Assurance Company which was itself acquired by Axa in 1999.Notable employees and directors of the Union included William Keswick, William Shenton, Arthur William Hughes, A. O. Lang, Stanley Hudson Dodwell, Percy Hobson Holyoak and John Owen Hughes.

United Democrats of Hong Kong

The United Democrats of Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港民主同盟, 港同盟; UDHK) was a short-lived political party in Hong Kong founded in 1990 as the united front of the liberal democracy forces in preparation of the 1991 first ever direct election for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It self-proclaimed as the first political party in Hong Kong. The party won a landslide victory by sweeping 12 of the 18 directly elected seats in the 1991 LegCo elections which shook the political landscape of Hong Kong. In 1994 it was merged with another pro-democracy party Meeting Point to form the contemporary Democratic Party.

Weihaiwei under British rule

Weihaiwei in the north-east of China, was a leased territory of the United Kingdom from 1898 until 1930. The capital was Port Edward. The leased territory covered 288 square miles (750 km2) and included the walled city of Port Edward, bay of Wei-hai-wei, Liu-kung Tao Island and a mainland area of 72 miles (116 km) of coastline running to a depth of 10 miles (16 km) inland. Together with Lüshunkou (Port Arthur) it controlled the entrance to the Gulf of Zhili and, thus, the seaward approaches to Beijing.

Wellington Barracks, Hong Kong

Wellington Barracks (Chinese: 威靈頓兵房) was a military barracks located to the east of Garden Road in Admiralty, Hong Kong. One of many military complexes constructed by the British Army in the area, the land was returned to the Hong Kong government in the 1970s and gradually reverted to civilian use. As a result, the barracks was closed at the end of that decade, demolished in the mid-1980s and replaced with Harcourt Garden.

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Yue: Cantonese
Yale RomanizationHēung góng daaih hohk chēut báan séh
JyutpingHoeng1 gong2 daai6 hok6 ceot1 baan2 se5
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