Hong Kong has undergone sweeping transformation since its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997. This is a multidisciplinary assessment of the new regime and key issues, challenges, crises and opportunities confronting the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

chapter 1|17 pages


The Hong Kong SAR in Flux
ByMing K. Chan

chapter 2|47 pages

Hong Kong and the Reconstruction of China's Political Order

BySuzanne Pepper

chapter 4|28 pages

Changing Political Cleavages in Post-1997 Hong Kong

A Study of the Changes Through the Electoral Arena
ByNgok Ma

chapter 5|27 pages

The 1999 District Councils Elections

ByShiu-hing Lo, Wing-yat Yu, Kwok-fai Wan

chapter 6|23 pages

Transformation of the Civil Service System

ByAnthony B.L. Cheung

chapter 7|31 pages

Chapter 1 of Hong Kong's New Constitution

Constitutional Positioning and Repositioning
ByBenny Y.T. Tai

chapter 8|22 pages

Legal Facets of Hong Kong SAR Economic Development

Colonial Legacy and Constitutional Constraint
ByBerry Fong-Chung Hsu

chapter 9|15 pages

Hong Kong's Economy Since 1997

ByFrancis T. Lui

chapter 10|26 pages

“Fifty Years No Change”?

Land-Use Planning and Development in Hong Kong Under Constitutional Capitalism
ByLawrence Lai

chapter 11|24 pages

Hong Kong's Language Policy in the Postcolonial Age

Social Justice and Globalization
ByChao Fen Sun

chapter 12|15 pages

The Transformation of Academic Autonomy in Hong Kong

ByGerard A. Postiglione

chapter 13|21 pages

Walking a Tight Rope

Hong Kong's Media Facing Political and Economic Challenges Since Sovereignty Transfer
ByTuen-yu Lau, Yiu-ming To

chapter 14|20 pages

Postcolonial Cultural Trends in Hong Kong

Imagining the Local, the National, and the Global
ByAgnes S. Ku

chapter 15|22 pages

Conclusion: Crisis and Transformation in the Hong Kong SAR

Toward Soft Authoritarian Developmentalism?
ByAlvin Y. So, Ming K. Chan