chapter  11
Hong Kong and the New Imperialism in East Asia, 1941–66
ByPrasenjit Duara
Pages 15

The goal of this chapter is to try and understand the transformation of imperialism in East Asia in particular, but also as a global phenomenon from the 1930s until the present. Hong Kong, especially after the Second World War, represents one modality of this fundamental change. The transformations in other imperialist-dominated societies have rarely led to the same developments as in Hong Kong, but the dynamics of these imperialisms are not dissimilar in principle. One of the questions I shall be asking is how and why the transformation of imperialism in Hong Kong ended up with a more developed capitalist society.