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Author Hamilton, Peter E., author
Title Made in Hong Kong : transpacific networks and a new history of globalization / Peter E. Hamilton
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2021]
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 人文社會聯圖  HC470.3 .H36 2021    AVAILABLE    30610020638854
 Modern History Library  337.5125 H219    DUE 03-30-23    30550100687159
 Ethnology Library  HC470.3 .H36 2021    AVAILABLE    30520020896495
Descript xv, 419 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
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Series Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Studies of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-381) and index
Introduction. Made in Hong Kong : transpacific networks and a new history of globalization -- Capitalist transplants : elite refugees and the first reorientations of Hong Kong -- Christian transplants : nonelite refugees and American educational outreach -- Cold War partners : Hong Kong's "refugee colleges" and American aid -- The turning point : Li Choh-Ming and kuashang strategies at Chinese University -- Decolonization by investment : American social and financial capital in Hong Kong -- The kuashang effect : American social capital and Hong Kong's 1970s takeoff -- Leading the way : kuashang brokers in China, 1971-1982 -- The gatekeepers : kuashang strategies and a new global order, 1982-1992
"Between 1949 and 1997, Hong Kong transformed from a struggling British colonial outpost into a global financial capital. Made in Hong Kong delivers a new narrative of this metamorphosis, revealing Hong Kong both as a critical engine in the expansion and remaking of postwar global capitalism and as the linchpin of Sino-U.S. trade since the 1970s. Peter E. Hamilton explores the role of an overlooked transnational Chinese elite who fled to Hong Kong amid war and revolution. Despite losing material possessions, these industrialists, bankers, academics, and other professionals retained crucial connections to the United States. They used these relationships to enmesh themselves and Hong Kong with the U.S. through commercial ties and higher education. By the 1960s, Hong Kong had become a manufacturing powerhouse supplying American consumers, and by the 1970s it was the world's largest sender of foreign students to American colleges and universities. Hong Kong's reorientation toward U.S. international leadership enabled its transplanted Chinese elites to benefit from expanding American influence in Asia and positioned them to act as shepherds to China's reengagement with global capitalism. After China's reforms accelerated under Deng Xiaoping, Hong Kong became a crucial node for China's export-driven development, connecting Chinese labor with the U.S. market. Analyzing untapped archival sources from around the world, this book demonstrates why we cannot understand postwar globalization, China's economic rise, or today's Sino-U.S. trade relationship without centering Hong Kong"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Economic development -- China -- Hong Kong
Globalization -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong (China) -- Economic conditions
Hong Kong (China) -- Commerce -- United States
United States -- Commerce -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong (China) -- Foreign economic relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- China -- Hong Kong
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