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Servants of the Crown

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099906.003.0006
Servants of the Crown

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This chapter discusses the civil servants in Hong Kong, who have been divided into four fairly arbitrary categories that range from the gaolers and police constables to the governor. The top civil servants were the heads of the departments, their deputies, and the consular service who were considered as part of the Hong Kong elite. The middle civil servants were the clerks. The lesser civil servants were those who worked in the police or prison service. The lifestyles of each type of civil servant and the problems of Hong Kong's civil service are discussed.

Keywords: civil servants; categories; consular service; clerks; police service; prison service; lifestyles; problems

Chapter.  11975 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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