Precarious Balance Hong Kong Between China and Britain 1842 1992

Precarious. Balance. History/Modem Asia “Hong Kong has enjoyed remarkable stability and prosperity under British rule for the past 150 years. China, in marked contrast, has been in a state of perpetual convulsion, rocked by internal ...


Author: Ming K. Chan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317462231

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This work closely considers the history and political importance of Hong Kong in the period 1842 to 1992.

Precarious Balance

The Print Voice series in which Precarious Balance is the second , endeavours to support that ideal by reporting on the best new work in the field by artists from Canada and abroad . It is my hope that these publications will encourage ...


Author: Walter Jule

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888641478

Category: Art

Page: 124

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Precarious Balance reports on the best new work in printmaking by artists from Canada and abroad. This collection includes articles on printmaking by printmakers and art historians from Poland, Iceland, Austria, the United States, Canada, Japan, Yugoslavia, and Great Britain. Precarious Balance is the second in Walter Jule's PRINT VOICE series.

Precarious Balance

Rosemary Townsend. Precariousrecarious Balancealance Rosemary Townsend Precarious Balance ANovelby Rosemary Townsend. Front Cover.


Author: Rosemary Townsend

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466994225

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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This novel traces a year in the life of Clare MacMillan, who is happily married and lives in Cape Town. Largely through the consciousness of Clare, the story is told of the ups and downs, the joys and sorrows that occur over the period of a year in the life of her family. This eventful year encompasses momentous family events, during which Clare needs to hold her nerve and maintain her balance. Her Christian faith is at the centre of her life, and sustains her, alongside the love of her husband and two sons. It is the permutations in the lives of these four family members that give the novel its drama and intensity. The narrative weaves easily through the different seasons of the year, keeping and engaging our interest all the way through. While the ending of the novel may not be conventional, it is ultimately life-affirming, and we are left with a positive feeling. We are moved by the love felt and shown between the characters, and by their courage and generosity of spirit, especially that of Clare as she consistently holds her family together. The young men Jerome and Matthew have their own narratives which are interwoven with those of their parents. The reader is drawn to all the characters with their dramas and melodramas. Ultimately faith triumphs over the events that challenge it, and hope helps overcome loss. It is a positive story of love and courage, faith and hope.

The Precarious Balance

State And Society In Africa Donald Rothchild, Naomi Chazan. The Precarious Balance State and Society in Africa Edited by Donald Rothchild and Naomi Chazan The Precarious Balance State and Society in Africa African Modernization.


Author: Donald Rothchild

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000304947

Category: Political Science

Page: 357

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Since independence, the political institutions of many African states have undergone a process of consolidation and subsequent deterioration. Constrained by external economic dependency and an acute scarcity of economic and technical resources, state officials have demonstrated a diminished capacity to regulate their societies. Public policies are agreed upon but ineffectively implemented by the weak institutions of the state. Although scholars have analyzed the various facets of state-building in detail, little systematic attention has been given to the issue of the decline of the state and mechanisms to cope with state ineffectiveness in Africa. This book focuses especially on the character of the postcolonial state in Africa, the nature of and reasons for state deterioration, and the mechanisms and policies for coping with state malfunction. Scholars from Africa, the United States, Europe, and the Middle East combine a broad understanding of African political processes with expertise on specific regions. Their analytic and comparative perspective provides a comprehensive and timely treatment of this vital and heretofore neglected theme in African politics.

Henry Kissinger and the American Approach to Foreign Policy

Traditionally , England had conceptualized its role as the " holder of the balance . ... Other authors who refer to the insular - continental typology include Ludwig Dehio , The Precarious Balance : Four Centuries of the European Power ...


Author: Cleva

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838751474

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This analysis of Henry Kissinger's historical philosophy, statecraft, and views on international politics reveals Kissinger to be a transitional figure who urged a conversion of American foreign policy from an insular to a continental approach.

The New Chicago

David Moberg 3 Economic Restructuring : Chicago's Precarious Balance AFTER SPURRING CITIES across the coun- metropolis . Despite other shutdowns , Chicago try into a bidding war for its favors , Boe- was still the candy capital of the ...


Author: John Patrick Koval

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1592137725

Category: Political Science

Page: 365

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For generations, visitors, journalists, and social scientists alike have asserted that Chicago is the quintessentially American city. Indeed, the introduction to "The New Chicago" reminds us that to know America, you must know Chicago. The contributors boldly announce the demise of the city of broad shoulders and the transformation of its physical, social, cultural, and economic institutions into a new Chicago. In this wide-ranging book, twenty scholars, journalists, and activists, relying on data from the 2000 census and many years of direct experience with the city, identify five converging forces in American urbanization which are reshaping this storied metropolis. The twenty-six essays included here analyze Chicago by way of globalization and its impact on the contemporary city; economic restructuring; the evolution of machine-style politics into managerial politics; physical transformations of the central city and its suburbs; and race relations in a multicultural era. In elaborating on the effects of these broad forces, contributors detail the role of eight significant racial, ethnic, and immigrant communities in shaping the character of the new Chicago and present ten case studies of innovative governmental, grassroots, and civic action. Multifaceted and authoritative, "The New Chicago" offers an important and unique portrait of an emergent and new Windy City.

Marginality in Space Past Present and Future

The Precarious Balance: State and Society in Africa, pp. 61–82, Westview Press: Boulder, CO. Blaut, J. M. (1993), The Colonizer's Model of the World, The Guilford Press: New York. Bratton, Michael (1994), 'Land Distribution (in ...


Author: Heikki Jussila

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429833519

Category: Science

Page: 356

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Published in 1999, this book discusses the role that marginality has had in the past, has today and will have in the future. The Commission on Dynamics of Marginal and Critical Regions held its annual conference in Harare, Zimbabwe in July 1997. This volume represents a carefully selected, revised and reviewed selection of the papers presented at this conference. The articles reflect the various aspects of marginality currently existing in the world and it is the intention of the Commission to pursue research that would eventually result in a more coherent approach towards the issues of marginality in space. The articles in the book are grouped into three main parts. The first part discusses the role of theory and also methodological aspects and approaches towards the question of marginality. The second part gives a 'time-space' perspective by examining the past, present and future aspects of marginality. The third part is dedicated to empirical evidence about the changes in existing marginality and its possible future implementations. The conclusions of the book summarize the various and sometimes conflicting, aspects of marginality and its ’images’ both in space and in time.

Hong Kong s Reunion with China

Hong Kong in Sino - British Conflict : Mass Mobilization and the Crisis of Legitimacy , 1912–26 , ” in Precarious Balance : Hong Kong Between China and Britain , 1842-1992 , ed . Ming K. Chan . Armonk , New York : M.E. Sharpe , and Hong ...



Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622094481

Category: China

Page: 324

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As Hong Kong transforms from a colonial dependent territory to a Chinese special administrative region, its international status will be increasingly connected to China's position in the world. the nature of Hong Kong global linkages are shifting as thepo

The Inner Conflict of Tradition

Even in its hey-day, it rested on a precarious balance of forces round the inner frontier. A breakdown was always just round the corner, but the system could just as well continue indefinitely. It was, moreover, precisely this fluidity ...


Author: J. C. Heesterman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226322995

Category: History

Page: 272

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Hegemonies Compared

See Ming K. Chan , " Hong Kong in Sino - British Conflict : Mass Mobilization and the Crisis of Legitimacy , 1912-26 , " in Precarious Balance : Hong Kong between China and Britain , 1842-1992 , ed . Ming K. Chan ( Hong Kong : Hong Kong ...


Author: Ting-Hong Wong

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415933137

Category: Education

Page: 308

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