Book Launch: A Chinese Melting Pot



“A Chinese Melting Pot: Original People and Immigrants in Hong Kong’s First ‘New Town’”
Dr. Elizabeth Lominska Johnson and Dr. Graham E. Johnson

Drawing on research in anthropology and sociology conducted over the past fifty years, as well as lived experience, Elizabeth and Graham Johnson have produced a study of the mid-twentieth century transformation of a rural district in Hong Kong’s New Territories into a chaotic industrial city. Conditions deteriorated to the point that the colonial government had to abandon its laissez-faire policy and designate it the first ‘new town’ on the British town planning model. By the 1980s, dramatic change on both sides of the border resulted in its development into a post-industrial city.

Reception and book sale to follow presentations

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