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Street Life Hong Kong

Author : Nicole Chabot
ISBN : 988161385X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hong Kong is famous for its vibrant, busy street scene. This book introduces us to two dozen people who provide its outdoor colour. Here you will meet a flower seller, a street musician and a tram driver; a bouncer, a shoe shiner and a gas canister delivery man; a security guard and a lifeguard; a man who makes a living climbing bamboo scaffolding, and a woman who ferries visitors around the harbour on a sampan. Among the interviewees are also mainlanders, and ethnic minorities including those from the Philippines, Africa and India, reflecting the diverse ethnic makeup of todays Hong Kong. These are the working people who are always seen but rarely heard, and in this book they tell their life stories in their own words. Sharp black-and-white portraits immerse the reader in the dynamic streetscape of Hong Kong.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

On Asian Streets And Public Space

Author : Hee Limin
ISBN : 9789971694906
Genre : Social Science
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The rapid urbanization of the Asian continent and transformation of its cityscapes have incited many professionals and scholars to pay urgent attention to the study of Asian streets and public spaces in the hope of recording them, learning from their complex nature, and even applying distilled principles in new environments before they disappear under the assault of rapid urban transformation. This volume presents articles focusing on four prevalent themes, namely transformation and modernity, the culture of streets, experiencing the street and finally, design and quality of streets. However, these themes inevitably overlap, pointing out again the complexity of what we call the "street" and the necessity for interdisciplinary research. Finally, adding "Asian" to "street" opens up the discussion about spaces in the Asian city, and even concepts of "Asian-ness", if indeed such a concept can be defined. Believing in the importance of understanding "Asian streets" and "streets" in general for future design and planning of our cities, this collection of essays encourages greater interest in this subject, and therefore more interdisciplinary research. Accordingly, this book should interest not only urban planners, architects and other design and building professionals, but also environmentalists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers and historians as well as the general public.
Category: Social Science

Insight Guides Explore Hong Kong

Author : Insight Guides
ISBN : 9781780057972
Genre : Travel
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With its fabled urban landscape and vibrant Chinese culture, Hong Kong is one of the world's most exciting cities. Explore Hong Kong is part of a brand-new series and is the ideal pocket companion when discovering this iconic city: a full-colour guide containing 18 easy-to-follow routes which lead you from the Peak, buzzing Lan Kwai Fong and Kowloon's markets to the beaches and mountains of Lantau and Hong Kong's New Territories, while excursions take you out to neighboring Shenzhen and Macau, which is famed for its casinos. Insight's trademark cultural coverage perfectly sets the routes in context, with introductions to Hong Kong's great food, wealth of shopping opportunities and historical significance. Each route guides you through an interesting area with clear directions, a detailed map and authentic places to eat and drink along the way. The directory section contains a wealth of practical information and a range of carefully selected hotels to suit all budgets. All routes are also plotted on the pull-out map. Whether you are new to the city or a repeat visitor, and however long your stay, Explore Hong Kong will help you get the best out of your trip.
Category: Travel

Urban Marginality In Hong Kong S Global Diaspora

Author : Hee Sun Choi
ISBN : 9783030046422
Genre : Social Science
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This book aims to examine the characteristics, roles and social values of public spaces in the globalized territory of Hong Kong. Choi focuses on the usage of public space by marginalised communities, particularly the foreign domestic helpers of Hong Kong. By examining their weekly social and political activities across a range of public spaces in the city, Choi addresses the influence of the marginalized on the wider community and built environment of this advanced capitalist society.
Category: Social Science

Streetlife China

Author : Michael Robert Dutton
ISBN : 0521637198
Genre : History
File Size : 89.54 MB
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Collection of articles by various Chinese writers about life in contemporary China.
Category: History

Sex Scams And Street Life

Author : Robert P. McNamara
ISBN : 0275953599
Genre : Social Science
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For more than 60 years, Times Square has reigned as one of New York's premiere tourist attractions. In recent years, an average of 20 million people visit New York City, and Times Square is a sight most do not miss. The reason for this is that Times Square holds something for everyone: theaters, restaurants, entertainment, and a transportation center that brings almost 400,000 people into the city every day. For a sociologist interested in studying crime and the ways in which deviant networks and communities emerge, Times Square offers numerous opportunities. Because large segments of these groups pride themselves on anonymity, many researchers employ ethnographic research methods. The articles in this manuscript focus on the various aspects of Time Square using the ethnographic approach. The topics include the sex trade, drugs and drug dealing, recent redevelopment efforts, the social ecology of Times Square, and a discussion of police operations in this marketplace.
Category: Social Science

The Making Of Hong Kong

Author : Barrie Shelton
ISBN : 9781136857638
Genre : Architecture
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This book investigates what the history of Hong Kong’s urban development has to teach other cities as they face environmental challenges, social and demographic change and the need for new models of dense urbanism. The authors describe how the high-rise intensity of Hong Kong came about; how the forest of towers are in fact vertical culs de sac; and how the city might become truly ‘volumetric’ with mixed activities through multiple levels and 3D movement networks incorporating ‘town cubes’ rather than town squares. For more information, visit the authors' website: http://www.makingofhk.com/makingofhk.swf
Category: Architecture

Public Places In Asia Pacific Cities

Author : Pu Miao
ISBN : 079237083X
Genre : Science
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PUMIAO 1. The Subject Matter: Urban Public Places 2. The Location: Asia Pacific Region 3. The Purpose of the'"Book: For the Makers of Public Places 4. The Three Perspectives of the Book: Description, Criticism, and Intervention 5. Perspective One: Characteristics of Asia Pacific Cities and Their Public Places (1) High Population Density (2) Large Cities (3) Mixed Uses (4) Government-Centered and Pro-Development Culture (5) The East-versus-West Bipolarity (6) Small Amount of Public Space (7) Absence of Large Nodes and Overall Structure in Public Space (8) Intensive Use of Public Space (9) Ambiguous Boundary between the Public and the Private Summaries of Chapters 1-5 6. Perspective Two: Current Issues and Debates (1) Identity Formal Identity Functional Identity (2) Sustainability High-Tech versus Low-Tech High-Density versus Low-Density (3) Equality Equal Participation Equal Accessibility Summaries of Chapters 6-9 7. Perspective Three: Major Trends in Design and Theory (1) The "Grey" Relationship between the Public and the Private (2) The Transformation of Traditional Typology (3) Indigenous Decoration, Color and Material in New Applications (4) The Tropical Public Place Summaries of Chapters 10-17 8. Conclusion Pu Miao (ed. ), Public Places in Asia Pacific Cities, 1-45. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. 2 P. MIAO 1. The Subject Matter: Urban Public Places A visitor to Kuala Lumpur will hardly forget the experience of strolling among the fragrant fruits sold under the overhang of the five-foot walkway during a tropical downfall.
Category: Science

The Private Life Of Old Hong Kong

Author : Susanna Hoe
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035232904
Genre : British
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This book presents a history of western women in Hong Kong and the Canton delta from the earliest years of the colony.
Category: British

Whispers And Moans

Author : Yeeshan Yang
ISBN : 9789628673285
Genre : Social Science
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Hong Kong has a bewildering range of sex businesses offering services to suit all imaginable tastes: from the glitzy nightclubs of Tsim Sha Tsui East, through the saunas, karaoke lounges and one-woman brothels of Mong Kok, to the streets and short-time hotels of Sham Shui Po. Chinese-language sex magazines print reviews of individual prostitutes, and promote an ever-widening array of bizarre sexual practices. Even mainstream newspapers engage pimps as columnists. Business appears to be booming - but there are hungry newcomers to this underground economy. How do local prostitutes deal with the ruthless competition posed by an endless supply of girls from mainland China? To find out, Yeeshan Yang spent a year gaining the trust of the city's sex workers, interviewing 50 hookers, hostesses, toy boys, transsexual prostitutes, mama-sans and brothel owners. The result is an eye-opening book which shows the human side of sex for sale. Whispers and Moans contains tales of easy money, financial ruin and hopeless relationships - and rare first-hand insights into Hong Kong's huge but hidden sex industry.
Category: Social Science

My Life My Country My World

Author : James Leonard Mack
ISBN : 9780805978810
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hong Kong

Author : Grant Evans
ISBN : 9781136796456
Genre : Social Science
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Hong Kong has become a by-word for all that is modern and sparkling in Asia today. Yet tourist brochures still play with the old cliche of Hong Kong as a place where 'East meets West'. Images of so-called 'traditional' China, junks sailing Victoria Harbour or old women praying to gods in smoky temples, mingle with those portraying Hong Kong as a consumer and business paradise. This collection of essays attempts to transcend the old polarities. It looks at modern Hong Kong in all its splendour and diversity in the run-up to its re-absorption into Greater China in mid-97, through the mediums of film, food, architecture, rumours and slang. It explores the question of a distinct, modern Chinese identity in Hong Kong, and even when it explores the traditional stamping ground of the older anthropology in the New Territories it finds a dramatically changed context, in particular for women. This collection presents an intriguing insight into the process of transition from 'tradition' to 'modernity' in this Modern Chinese Metropolis.
Category: Social Science

Urban Design Futures

Author : Malcolm Moor
ISBN : 9781134366552
Genre : Architecture
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The last decade has seen the rise of urban design which has taken a central position in the new agendas for urban regeneration and renaissance. Urban design has moved from marginality to mainstream. The principles espoused by urban designers over the past thirty years are now accepted as key to a better urban environment and as we move towards greater sustainability, different ideas are emerging that are challenging some of the accepted urban design norms; urban design is at a watershed. Urban Design Futures presents essays from an international cast of authors to review progress and explore emerging ideas: should urban design reflect the future rather than recreate the past? What are the new driving forces that will shape urban living and hence urban design in the future? This book explores new concepts and points the way towards a series of urban design paradigms for the twenty-first century.
Category: Architecture

The Handbook Of Interior Architecture And Design

Author : Graeme Brooker
ISBN : 9781472539045
Genre : Design
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The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and meaning within the contemporary world. Interior architecture and interior design are disciplines that span a complexity of ideas, ranging from human behaviour and anthropology to history and the technology of the future. Approaches to designing the interior are in a constant state of flux, reflecting and adapting to the changing systems of history, culture and politics. It is this process that allows interior design to be used as evidence for identifying patterns of consumption, gender, identity and social issues. The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design provides a pioneering overview of the ideas and arrangements within the two disciplines that make them such important platforms from which to study the way humans interact with the space around them. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.
Category: Design

Another Hong Kong

Author : Derek A. C. Davies
ISBN : 9627405019
Genre : Hong Kong (China)
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Category: Hong Kong (China)

Hong Kong House

Author : Marie Conyers McKay
ISBN : 1449719368
Genre : Fiction
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Many different people lived in the three-storey building at 167-169 Boundary Street. Built in 1938 when an airport was opened on the beach near the walled city, it was first used as a Police Station with housing for British officers upstairs. The Japanese used it as a headquarters during their occupation. It was leased several groups, then finally to a Mission group. It was torn down in 1999, and replaced by a 10-storey one when a new airport was opened and the height restriction was canceled. Four novellas tell about the people who lived in the apartments, their hopes, dreams, fears, and lessons learned.
Category: Fiction