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Article: Rearguard politics: Hong Kong's middle class

TitleRearguard politics: Hong Kong's middle class
Authors
Issue Date2003
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0012-1533&site=1
Citation
Developing Economies, 2003, v. 41 n. 2, p. 161-183 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper reports on the emergence of the middle class in contemporary Hong Kong. First, it gives the historical background of the rise of the middle class in the 1970s. This historical background is important to our understanding of Hong Kong's middle class because it highlights its symbolic significance-the realization of the so-called Hong Kong dream-in the context of the local society. It is also relevant to our understanding of the shaping of its political outlook. The second section explores why the middle class stayed away from politics when the future of Hong Kong and democratization were the main topics in the political agenda of the 1980s and 1990s. Finally, the paper rounds up its discussion by reporting on the new grievances of the middle class amid the economic downturn after the Asian Financial Crisis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172337
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.517
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.200
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dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on the emergence of the middle class in contemporary Hong Kong. First, it gives the historical background of the rise of the middle class in the 1970s. This historical background is important to our understanding of Hong Kong's middle class because it highlights its symbolic significance-the realization of the so-called Hong Kong dream-in the context of the local society. It is also relevant to our understanding of the shaping of its political outlook. The second section explores why the middle class stayed away from politics when the future of Hong Kong and democratization were the main topics in the political agenda of the 1980s and 1990s. Finally, the paper rounds up its discussion by reporting on the new grievances of the middle class amid the economic downturn after the Asian Financial Crisis.en_US
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dc.titleRearguard politics: Hong Kong's middle classen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1746-1049.2003.tb00936.x-
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