Public opinion polls and covert colonialism in British Hong Kong

  title={Public opinion polls and covert colonialism in British Hong Kong},
  author={Florence Mok},
  journal={China Information},
  pages={66 - 87}
  • Florence Mok
  • Published 9 July 2018
  • History, Political Science
  • China Information
This article examines colonial statecraft and state–society relations in a pivotal period for Hong Kong. Using historical methods and archival evidence, it overcomes the limitations in existing research, which is often theoretically driven and reliant on published sources. The article reveals that the Hong Kong masses were made structurally invisible by the Movement of Opinion Direction (MOOD), a polling exercise introduced by the reformist colonial state. The public were unaware that their… 
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