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Tuberculosis, housing and the colonial state: Hong Kong, 1900-1950

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As Tak-Wing Ngo has argued, the 'dominant' view of colonial rule in Hong Kong is one of a state which governed through 'a deliberate policy of indirect rule - a combination of economic laissez-faire and political non-intervention'. It depicts a government which was disengaged from the population, preferring to see the colony as a trading opportunity, whilst leaving the condition of the peoples it held sway over to the philanthropy and humanitarianism of the colony's Chinese elites. This view ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/S0026749X03003056

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty - History of Medicine
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Asian Studies Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
653-682
Publication date:
2003-07-05
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EISSN:
1469-8099
ISSN:
0026-749X
URN:
uuid:ef619e6f-e7f7-4074-9dd9-d0e315a19272
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ora:1538

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