Illustrations; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Colonial Cities, Illegal Spaces; 3. Hong Kong in 1950; 4. Kowloon Walled City; 5. Tung Tau; 6. Shek Kip Mei; 7. Tsuen Wan; 8. Tai Hang Tung; 9. Lei Cheng Uk; 10. Squatter Control after 1954; 11. Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
""The Shek Kip Mei Myth"" provides a new explanation for the beginnings of Hong Kong's massive public housing program, tracing it to the colonial govenrment's inability to resolve the squatter problem due to constraints posed by the geopolitics of the early Cold War.
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