Fabricating Justice: Conflict and Contradiction in the Making of the Hong Kong Supreme Court, 1898-1912

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Volume Abstract: Colonial powers in China and northern Vietnam employed the built environment for many purposes: as an expression of imperial aspirations, a manifestation of supremacy, a mission to civilize, a re-creation of a home away from home, or simply as a place to live and work. In this volume, scholars of city planning, architecture, and Asian and imperial history provide a detailed analysis of how colonization worked on different levels, and how it was expressed in stone, iron, and concrete. The process of creating the colonial built environment was multilayered and unpredictable. This book uncovers the regional diversity of the colonial built form found from Harbin to Hanoi, varied experiences of the foreign powers in Asia, flexible interactions between the colonizers and the colonized, and the risks entailed in building and living in these colonies and treaty ports.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Harbin to Hanoi: Colonial Built Environment in Asia, 1840-1940
EditorsLaura Victoir, Victor Zatsepine
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Pages156-180
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9789888139422
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Publication series

NameGlobal Connections
PublisherHong Kong University Press

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Hong Kong, British empire, imperialism, architecture, law, identity

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