How Early Hong Kong Society Arranged Itself

Patricia Lim

in Forgotten Souls

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789622099906
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207714 | DOI:
How Early Hong Kong Society Arranged Itself

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This chapter discusses the early society of Hong Kong. It attempts to give a clear idea of how that early society was arranged. It determines that the early society proceeded on two levels, the informal and the formal. The formal level followed rules that already existed, while the informal level was part of the “baggage” that was ingrained in the minds of the settlers long before they arrived in Hong Kong.

Keywords: early society; Hong Kong; informal level; formal level; ranks; degrees

Chapter.  6545 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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