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Government Measures and Their Effect on Society

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/9789622099906.003.0019
Government Measures and Their Effect on Society

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This chapter discusses the governors of Hong Kong during the late nineteenth century and their effect on society. After years of experiencing difficulties and the perceived quarrelsome nature of the Hong Kong civil servants, it was decided that the country needed a strong governor who had wide powers and the backing of the colonial office. These governors affected several facets of society, such as the education of Chinese girls, the police force, and Roman Catholic schools.

Keywords: governors; effect; Hong Kong; society; colonial office; education; police force; Roman Catholic schools; civil servants

Chapter.  9754 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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