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Books by Brian Bridges

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau New Challenges after the Handovers

The Sports Development of Hong Kong and Macau New Challenges after the Handovers

Author: Brian Bridges Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2018

China's sports history and its contemporary role in the global sporting community have become well-known, but the sporting history and development of China's two Special Administrative Regions - Hong Kong and Macau - have not received the coverage they deserve either in their historical contexts or since the handovers of control to the People's Republic. By drawing on a multi-national group of scholars and practitioners, this volume makes a unique contribution to the understanding of sports development in greater China. The essays in this anthology examine the evolution of key sports, the hosting of sporting mega-events, the nexus of sports and politics, identity issues, and the role of sporting diplomacy. The chapters provide not only an analysis of colonial legacies but also in-depth accounts of the challenges to and outcomes of sports development in Hong Kong after 1997 and Macau after 1999. The chapters in this book were originally published in various special issues of The International Journal of the History of Sport.

One Country, Two Systems in Crisis Hong Kong's Transformation since the Handover

One Country, Two Systems in Crisis Hong Kong's Transformation since the Handover

Author: Brian Bridges, Albert H. Y. Chen, Anne S. Y. Cheung Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/06/2008

In the tumultuous negotiations of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984, the United Kingdom willingly signed over Hong Kong's reigns to the People's Republic of China, but with the presupposition that the PRC would faithfully implement the principle of 'one country, two systems' for the following fifty years. Yet since the handover in 1997, the PRC has failed to allow Hong Kong a higher degree of autonomy. 'One Country, Two Systems' in Crisis elucidates how China's intervention has curtailed Hong Kong's civil liberties; how freedom of speech is at the mercy of the government; and how deception has turned the 'Pearl of the Orient' into the rubber stamp of the Chinese Communist Party.

One Country, Two Systems in Crisis Hong Kong's Transformation since the Handover

One Country, Two Systems in Crisis Hong Kong's Transformation since the Handover

Author: Brian Bridges, Albert H. Y. Chen, Anne S. Y. Cheung Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2004

In the tumultuous negotiations of the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984, the United Kingdom willingly signed over Hong Kong's reigns to the People's Republic of China, but with the presupposition that the PRC would faithfully implement the principle of one country, two systems for the following fifty years. Yet since the handover in 1997, the PRC has failed to allow Hong Kong a higher degree of autonomy. One Country, Two Systems in Crisis elucidates how China's intervention has curtailed Hong Kong's civil liberties; how freedom of speech is at the mercy of the government; and how deception has turned the Pearl of the Orient into the rubber stamp of the Chinese Communist Party.

Korea after the Crash The Politics of Economic Recovery

Korea after the Crash The Politics of Economic Recovery

Author: Brian Bridges Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2001

Brian Bridges examines the impact on South Korea of the financial crisis of 1997. Covering events up to and including the recent parliamentary elections in South Korea, the book considers the socio-economic and political implications of the financial crisis. It is invaluable reading for students of modern Korea.