Selected Bibliography: The Reintegration of Hong Kong into China

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The reintegration of Hong Kong into the People's Republic of China (hereinafter P.R.C.) on July 1, 1997, brought together two countries, one capitalist and one communist, under one rule. As evidenced by the variety of perspectives offered at the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law's Symposium on Hong Kong's Reintegration into the P.R.C., there is much scholarly debate concerning this merger and the effect it will have on the people and politics of both countries as well as on the international community.

An earlier version of this bibliography is included in the May 1997 issue of the Journal. This bibliography has been updated to reflect the scholarship on Hong Kong and China published since the May 1997 issue. This bibliography includes books and articles written specifically about the reintegration of Hong Kong into the P.R.C., as well as books and articles written about each country respectively. Me topics covered include: (1) General Constitutional and Sovereignty Concerns, (2) Human Rights/Environmental Issues, and (3) Business and Economic Implications/Trade Concerns. Also included are treaties, statutes and Web Sites for further research.

It is our hope that this updated bibliography will serve as a research tool for individuals interested in reading or writing about the reintegration of Hong Kong into the P.R.C. We look forward to reading their scholarship and to watching the evolving relationship between Hong Kong and the P.R.C.

I. STATUTES AND TREATIES

Joint Declaration of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the People's Republic of China on the Question of Hong Kong, Sept. 26, 1984, UK-PRC, 23 I.L.M. 1366, 1371 (1984).

United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, Pub. L. No. 102-383, 106 Stat. 1448 (1992) (codified as 22 U.S.C. 5701-5732).

Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, April 4, 1990, 29 I.L.M. 1511 (1990).

II. GENERAL CONSTITUTIONAL AND SOVEREIGNTY CONCERNS

A. Books

L. ERWIN ATWOOD & ANN M. MAJOR, GOOD-BYE, GWEILO: PUBLIC OPINION AND THE 1997 PROBLEM IN HONG KONG (Hampton Press Inc. 1996).

Topics include:

* THE British Acquisition of Hong Kong

* Press Coverage of News of 1997

* Hong Kong Media as Sources of Information

* The Pros and Cons of China's Rule

SALLY BLYTH & LAN WOTHERSPOON, HONG KONG REMEMBERS (Oxford Univ. Press 1996)

DAVID BONAVIA, HONG KONG 1997: THE FINAL SETTLEMENT (S. China Morning Post Ltd. 1985).

CHINA'S LEGAL REFORMS (Stanley B. Lubman ed., 1996).

MING K. CHAN & DAVID J. CLARK, THE HONG KONG BASIC LAW: BLUEPRINT FOR 'STABILITY AND PROSPERITY UNDER CHINESE SOVEREIGNTY? (Hong Kong Univ. Press 1991).

THOMAS CHIU ET AL., LEGAL SYSTEMS OF THE PRC (Longman Group 1991).

KATHLEEN CHEEK-MILBY A LEGISLATURE OF AGE: HONG KONG'S SEARCH FOR INFLUENCE AND IDENTITY (Oxford Univ. Press 1995).

MICHAEL C. DAVIS, CONSTITUTIONAL CONFRONTATION IN HONG KONG (MacMillan Press 1989).

DYNAMICS AND DILEMMA: MAINLAND, TAIWAN AND HONG KONG IN A CHANGING WORLD (Yu Bin & Chung Tsungting eds., Nova Science Pub. 1996)

Essays include:

* The Hong Kong Model and China's Reunification

* Capital Movement Between the Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

* The Mainland, Taiwan, and Hong Kong: Towards the 21st Century

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHINESE LAW: NATIONAL AND REGIONAL LAWS OF CHINA (Chris Hunter ed., Asia L. and Prac. Ltd. 1993).

HONG KONG 1996: A PREVIEW OF 1995 AND A PICTORIAL REVIEW OF THE PAST FIFTY YEARS (Bob Howlett ed., Hong Kong Info. Serv. Dep't 1996).

HONG KONG'S TRANSITION: A DECADE AFTER THE DEAL (Wang Gungwu & Wong Siu-lun eds. Oxford Univ. Press 1995).

Essays include:

* The Civil Service: Continuity and Change

* Expectations and Challenges in School Education

* The Mass Media and the Open Society

* The Implementation of the Joint Declaration: An Overview

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