Conclusion: Whither Hong Kong and the Hong Konger?

Helen F. Siu and Agnes S. Ku

in Hong Kong Mobile

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9789622099180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206984 | DOI:
Conclusion: Whither Hong Kong and the Hong Konger?

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The point of departure here is a shared understanding of the importance of Hong Kong's population. The book has highlighted that Hong Kong's chief resource has always been its people. It has identified the resources of Hong Kong's people by critically examining their positioning in past and present local, regional, and global contexts. In this time of rapid change, it is necessary to understand how the people might place themselves within an evolving institutional framework. Their lives, aspirations, cultural capital, and strategic maneuvers constitute the bulk of Hong Kong's institutional practices. The hope is that the analytical categories of “Hong Kong”, “Hong Konger”, and the boundaries of “Hong Kong studies” can be redefined and colleagues in the government and business communities will help translate the new parameters into meaningful practices.

Keywords: Hong Kong border; demographic patterns; human capital; cultural capital; China

Chapter.  1246 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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