By Gavin Ure
The coverage parts lined by way of this booklet contain the implementation of hire controls in 1922, the administration of Hong Kong's foreign money from 1929 to 1936, the answer of the monetary dispute over issues bobbing up from international conflict II, the origins of Hong Kong's public housing and everlasting squatter resettlement rules, negotiations over Hong Kong’s contribution to its defence charges and the heritage to the granting of formal monetary autonomy in 1958.
Governors, Politics and the Colonial place of work may be of curiosity to historians and political scientists, and to an individual with a normal curiosity within the social, fiscal and political improvement of Hong Kong.
Gavin Ure is a former Administrative Officer with the Hong Kong govt. he's now Adjunct affiliate Professor within the division of utilized Social technological know-how on the Hong Kong Polytechnic collage.
"In this meticulously researched ebook, in accordance with archival assets, Gavin Ure explores the $64000 factor of ways Hong Kong's colonial rulers made public coverage. via a cautious exam of key political, monetary and social questions, he indicates how neighborhood directors have been in a position to wrest autonomy from the British executive and to run the colony on their lonesome phrases. The publication is vital studying for somebody drawn to Hong Kong's historical past and the regulations that experience formed the trendy city." — Ian Scott, writer of the general public area in Hong Kong
"Who governs Colonial Hong Kong—London or the officers despatched from Britain? the problem of autonomy is vital to our realizing of politics and policymaking in Hong Kong in the course of the colonial period. From a different viewpoint, either as a tutorial and previous senior civil servant, Gavin Ure demonstrates how Hong Kong progressively won regulate of key parts of public coverage. This publication is a vital learn for a person with an curiosity in politics and public coverage in Hong Kong." — James Lee, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
By Peter Dickens
Working in four-man patrols, the SAS groups first made acquaintances with the head-hunting border tribes or even educated a few of them as an abnormal army strength. because the clash endured, SAS groups went past the borders into Indonesia, the place they tracked down enemy camps, fired on provide convoys, staged ambushes, and attacked enemy infantrymen of their riverboats.
By speaking to those that have been there, Peter Dickens has recreated what it used to be relatively wish to struggle within the jungles of Malaysia. He additionally captures the bravery and incessant pursuit of excellence that make the SAS the elite and prestigious regiment it is.
By Joseph Chinyong Liow
By Friederike Twisselmann
In der vorliegenden Hausarbeit wird der Fokus auf einer kleinen Etappe dieser langen Reise des Englischen auf seinem Weg zur Weltsprache liegen. Konkret geht es um die koloniale Sprachpolitik des britischen Empire sowie deren Auswirkungen auf die Verbreitung der englischen Sprache in Ceylon im 19. Jahrhundert. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Frage, welche politischen Maßnahmen von der britischen Regierung initiiert wurden, um zur Verbreitung des Englischen beizutragen und welche Rolle dabei die Akzeptanz der einheimischen Bevölkerung spielte.
Diese Arbeit wird sich dabei auf das erste Drittel des 19. Jahrhunderts konzentrieren, wobei die Auswahl auf diesen Zeitraum nicht zufällig erfolgte. In diesen Jahren wurde eine britische Untersuchungskommission, unter der Leitung von William Colebrook, damit beauftragt neue Erkenntnisse u.a. über die Bildungssituation und die Möglichkeiten der Spracheinführung in der Kronkolonie zu erheben. Die Kommission, ihre Reformvorschläge sowie die öffentliche Rezeption jener stehen im Zentrum dieser Hausarbeit und werden unter den Punkten four und five untersucht.
Diese Untersuchung hätte nicht stattgefunden, hätte es nicht ein Umdenken der britischen Regierung hinsichtlich der Sprachpolitik gegeben. Lange Zeit forcierte das Britische Empire in seinen Kolonien eine Politik des Nichteinmischens in Bezug auf kulturelle Fragen, used to be vor allem im benachbarten Indien deutlich zu erkennen ist. Dies änderte sich erst in o.g. Zeitraum, als guy das vermeintliche „Zivilisierungspotenzial“ der englischen Sprache erkannte, worauf unter Punkt three näher eingegangen wird.
By Reinhold Rost
By Audrey Truschke
These cross-cultural encounters engendered a dynamic notion of Mughal rule necessary to the empire’s survival. Many works, together with Sanskrit epics and old texts, have been translated into Persian, raising the political place of Brahmans and Jains and cultivating a voracious urge for food for Indian writings through the Mughal global. the 1st ebook to learn those Sanskrit and Persian works in tandem, Culture of Encounters recasts the Mughal Empire as a polyglot polity that collaborated with its Indian matters to ascertain its sovereignty. This research additionally reframes the improvement of Brahman and Jain groups below Mughal rule, which coalesced round conscientiously chosen, politically salient thoughts of imperial interplay. Culture of Encounters certifies the severe function of the sociology of empire in construction the Mughal polity, which got here to irrevocably form the literary and ruling cultures of early glossy India.
By Geir Helgesen
This examine argues that socialization generally and political socialization particularly are key elements in any research of democracy, be it in Korea or somewhere else. hence, the paintings attracts on ethical schooling textbooks, including surveys and interviews between participants of the city highbrow elite. during this demeanour, the mental roots of energy and authority - key innovations to an figuring out of 'good govt' - are explored.
By Leslie R Oates
Nakano has bought little or no realization in works in English at the correct interval, as his ways to potent energy have been constrained whereas his occupation additionally lacks the violent drama linked to events resorting to terrorism. Even in Japan he has no longer been made the topic of a lot educational enquiry. notwithstanding closing a pretty recognized determine he's extra mostly consigned to the category of ‘ultra-nationalists’ who're blamed for the catastrophe of Japan’s defeat. This e-book makes use of fabric from the few biographies to be had along with a few brief sketches of Nakano by means of others, biographies of co-workers and authentic guides masking his and comparable political actions. fundamental assets comprise a consultant variety of Nakano’s personal writings, in addition to speeches within the vitamin. Interviews with Nakano’s surviving sons and different shut affiliates additionally characteristic.
By Gregory Rohlf
By Masako Gavin,Ben Middleton
The ‘High Treason Incident’ rocked jap society among 1910 and 1911, whilst police came upon crew of anarchists and socialists have been plotting to assassinate the Emperor Meiji. Following a tribulation held in camera, twelve of the so-called conspirators have been hanged, yet whereas the executions formally introduced an finish to the incident, they have been purely the preliminary consequence because the nation turned more and more paranoid approximately nationwide ideological team spirit. In reaction it deployed an array of latest applied sciences of integration and surveillance, and the next repression affected not just political hobbies, however the complete cultural sphere.
This ebook exhibits the a ways attaining influence of the excessive treason incident for eastern politics and society, and the next process jap heritage. Taking an interdisciplinary and international strategy, it demonstrates how the incident reworked sleek Japan in several and unforeseen methods, and sheds mild at the reaction of authoritarian states to radical democratic competition hobbies in other places. The participants research the results of the incident on jap background, literature, politics and society, in addition to its issues of intersection with broader questions of anarchism, colonialism, gender and governmentality, to underline its historic and modern significance.
With chapters by means of prime Western and eastern students, and drawing on newly on hand fundamental assets, this booklet is a well timed and proper research that might be of serious curiosity to scholars and students operating within the fields of jap historical past, eastern politics, eastern experiences, in addition to these attracted to the background of social movements.