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Title Dispersal and renewal : Hong Kong University during the war years / edited by Clifford Matthews and Oswald Cheung.
Imprint Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 1998.

Subject University of Hong Kong -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Hong Kong.
Alt Name Matthews, Clifford N., 1921-
Cheung, Oswald.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 462 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Margaret Canovan I. The Human Condition. 1. Vita Activa and the Human Condition. 2. The Term Vita Activa. 3. Eternity versus Immortality II. The Public and the Private Realm. 4. Man: A Social or a Political Animal. 5. The Polis and the Household. 6. The Rise of the Social. 7. The Public Realm: The Common. 8. The Private Realm: Property. 9. The Social and the Private. 10. The Location of Human Activities III. Labor. 11. "The Labour of Our Body and the Work of Our Hands" 12. The Thing Character of the World. 13. Labor and Life. 14. Labor and Fertility. 15. The Privacy of Property and Wealth. 16. The Instruments of Work and the Division of Labor. 17. A Consumers' Society IV. Work. 18. The Durability of the World. 19. Reification. 20. Instrumentality and Animal Laborans. 21. Instrumentality and Homo Faber. 22. The Exchange Market. 23. The Permanence of the World and the Work of Art V. Action. 24. The Disclosure of the Agent in Speech and Action. 25. The Web of Relationships and the Enacted Stories. 26. The Frailty of Human Affairs. 27. The Greek Solution. 28. Power and the Space of Appearance. 29. Homo Faber and the Space of Appearance. 30. The Labor Movement. 31. The Traditional Substitution of Making for Acting. 32. The Process Character of Action. 33. Irreversibility and the Power To Forgive. 34. Unpredictability and the Power of Promise VI. The Vita Activa and the Modern Age. 35. World Alienation. 36. The Discovery of the Archimedean Point. 37. Universal versus Natural Science. 38. The Rise of the Cartesian Doubt. 39. Introspection and the Loss of Common Sense. 40.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary In this volume, dedicated to the memory of Hong Kong University students, faculty and members of the Court who lost their lives as a result of hostilities in the Far East during 1941-1945, we ask what happened to the University during those years of Japanese occupation when there was only the shell of a campus left standing on Pokfulam Road. Though physically non-existent, the idea of the University persisted, as shown by the recollections here of twenty-five contributors, many of whom were students of faculty when war broke out. Their stories of imprisonment or escape, mainly to China, help to capture something of the spirit of those challenging times that eventually led to the re-establishing of the University in 1948 and its remarkable growth since then.
ISBN 9789882201026 (electronic bk.)
9882201024 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 642689997
Link Digital Editions from Hong Kong University Press.
Additional Format Print version: Dispersal and renewal. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1998 9789622094727 (DLC) 2005365005 (OCoLC)40854545

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