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Author Smart, Alan.
Title The Shek Kip Mei myth : squatters, fires and colonial rule in Hong Kong, 1950-1963 / Alan Smart.
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, [2006]

Subject Housing policy -- China -- Hong Kong.
Relocation (Housing) -- China -- Hong Kong.
Squatter settlements -- China -- Hong Kong.
Add Title Squatters, fires and colonial rule in Hong Kong, 1950-1963
Description 1 online resource (xi, 227 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary ""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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789882203853 (electronic bk.)
988220385X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 647930841
Link HKU Press digital editions.
Additional Format Print version: Smart, Alan. Shek Kip Mei myth. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, ©2006 (DLC) 2007320490