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In light of the recent Kong Kong protests happening in right now, this video will shed light on Hong Kong history from the British colonial period to the present and provide context for recent Hong Kong news.
In our previous video, we discussed the development of Hong Kong ( HK ) throughout the history of ancient China. In this video, we will capture the history of Hong Kong ( HK ) from the last Imperial dynasty of the Chinese Qings ceding control of the region to the British who would rule until 1997 when the territory passed back to China as a Special Administrative Region.
This video on Hong Kong history will discuss the following topics:
1. Ruling Colonial Hong Kong: Organization and administration of the crown colony of Hong Kong
2. Transforming Hong Kong: Influence of western ideas through education and the expansion of its population and economy
3. The Toll of War: Hong Kong through the conflicts of WW1 and WW2
4. Post War Chaos: Communist revolution and the start of the Cold War
5. Post War Recovery: Economic miracle that transformed Hong Kong into a jewel of the east
6. Final Days of British Empire Rule: British Colonial government implements many changes to improve the colony and solidify their influence
7. Transfer to China: Talks about the future of Hong Kong with the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 and the passing of the Basic Law in 1990
8. Special Administrative Region of China: Handover ceremonies to transfer Hong Kong to China and its status as a Special Administrative Region
“A History of China” by John Keay
“A Concise History of Hong Kong” by John Carroll
“The Rise and Fall of Social, Economic and Political Reforms in Hong Kong, 1930—1955” by Leo F. Goodstadt
“Economic History of Hong Kong” by Catherine Schenk