Hong Kong as the ‘Neoliberal Exception’ of China: Transformation of Hong Kong Citizenship Before and After the Transfer of Sovereignty

@article{Tang2016HongKA,
  title={Hong Kong as the ‘Neoliberal Exception’ of China: Transformation of Hong Kong Citizenship Before and After the Transfer of Sovereignty},
  author={Gary Tang and R. Yuen},
  journal={Journal of Chinese Political Science},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={469-484}
}
  • Gary Tang, R. Yuen
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Chinese Political Science
The formation of Hong Kong citizenship was under tensions and struggles after the change of sovereignty in 1997. In spite of the limited political and social rights, many incidents showed that the promised civil rights were declining. More importantly, subject to the intensified transborder population mobility of Chinese citizens, there were public discourses addressing that the social rights of Hong Kong citizens were threatened. Protests in response to the intensified transborder population… Expand
Civic localism, anti-mainland localism, and independence
The purpose of this paper is to trace the changing pattern of identity politics in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It shows that in response to the massive urban renewal projects inExpand
Media populism in post-handover Hong Kong: an investigation of media framing of public finance
Given that the political institution of Hong Kong is not fully democratic and is incompetent in channeling public opinion to the executive branch, the Hong Kong media perform the “surrogate democracyExpand
Contested citizenship in global city: Global citizenship, national identities and local identity in post-handover Hong Kong
This paper aims to unravel how the formation of Hong Kong citizenship intertwines with controversies over global citizenship, national identities and local identity in post-handover Hong Kong. ItExpand
The Housing Boom and the Rise of Localism in Hong Kong: Evidence from the Legislative Council Election in 2016
Localist parties have become an emerging force in Hong Kong’s political landscape. What has caused the rise of localism in the city? Extant studies focus on cultural and social factors. In thisExpand
The Housing Boom and the Rise of Localism in Hong Kong: Evidence from the Legislative Council Election in 2016
Localist parties have become an emerging force in Hong Kong’s political landscape. What has caused the rise of localism in the city? Extant studies focus on cultural and social factors. In thisExpand
Immigrant influx and generational politics: A comparative case study of Hong Kong and Taiwan
Abstract Studies have long shown the existence of an age gap in voting behavior. We argue that the influx of immigrants can influence the size of this gap. Young people can become more apprehensiveExpand
Differentiating citizenship in urban China: a case study of Dongguan city
Abstract Until recently, a Chinese rural-to-urban migrant worker’s citizenship was primarily seen as a matter of household registration (hukou), since these workers were excluded from China’s urbanExpand
From Open Data to “Grounded Openness”: Recursive Politics and Postcolonial Struggle in Hong Kong
This article maps the parameters of an emerging field of struggle around “openness” pertaining to digital data in the postcolonial smart city. Whereas colonial governance operated in relative secrecyExpand
A new wave of anti-mainland protests since 2012: Characteristics, socio-political origins, and political implications
Purpose A new wave of anti-mainland protests has emerged in Hong Kong since 2012. The purpose of this paper is threefold: to delineate its unique characteristics; to trace its historicalExpand
The moral economy of Asian migrant women in small business in Hong Kong
This article explores how moral norms shape migrant women’s small businesses and examines the implications for immigrant social integration. It draws on qualitative data collected in Hong Kong in theExpand
...
1
2
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 23 REFERENCES
Political Change and the Crisis of Legitimacy in Hong Kong
The Sino-British agreement and the resumption of Chinese sovereignty over Hong Kong in 1997 have posed fundamental questions about the future of that state and the political and individual libertiesExpand
China as “Other”. Resistance to and ambivalence toward national identity in Hong Kong
Existing research shows multiple articulations of national identity by Hong Kong’s people since the handover in 1997. An issue of contention is whether the dichotomy of China as the “other” vis-a-visExpand
Neoliberalization and privatization in Hong Kong after the 1997 financial crisis
This paper argues that neoliberalization in the form of privatization has increased rapidly in the post-1997 crisis period in Hong Kong as the government struggles to rebuild and reinvigorate theExpand
Immigration Policies, Discourses, and the Politics of Local Belonging in Hong Kong (1950-1980)
This article shows the trajectory of the discourse of identity in tandem with the history of immigration in Hong Kong between 1950 and 1980. On one hand, international politics, which figuredExpand
Neoliberalism as exception
Neoliberalism is commonly viewed as an economic doctrine that seeks to limit the scope of government. Some consider it a form of predatory capitalism with adverse effects on the Global South. In thisExpand
Revisiting the golden era of MacLehose and the dynamics of social reforms
The so-called “MacLehose era” has been fondly remembered as a period marking the turning point in colonial rule in Hong Kong and its socioeconomic development in the postwar decades. This article,Expand
A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of theExpand
The `Public' up Against the State
This article explores the cultural dimension in democratic struggle from the vantage point of the public sphere. It proposes that in the public sphere there take place competing and changingExpand
Citizenship In A Global Age: Society, Culture, Politics
Part one Models of citizenship: the liberal theory of citizenship - rights and duties communitarian theories of citizenship - participation and identity the radical theories of politics - citizenshipExpand
Contradictions in the Development of Citizenship in Hong Kong Governance without Democracy
  • A. Ku
  • Business, Political Science
  • 2009
Abstract This article discusses the trajectory of citizenship (re-)formation in relation to governance strategies in Hong Kong. Extending Marshall9s theory with a notion of democratic citizenship, itExpand
...
1
2
3
...