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The Shek Kip Mei Myth

Squatters, Fires And Colonial Rulers in Hong Kong, 1950-1963

by Alan Smart

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Published by Hong Kong University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Housing,
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • c 1945 to c 1960,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Asia - China,
  • Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.,
  • China,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Housing policy,
  • Relocation (Housing),
  • Squatter settlements

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13075715M
    ISBN 109622097928
    ISBN 109789622097926

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Rather he argues that the Government's response to that fire was grudging and incremental rather than a sharp and radical turning point, and that the security and stability of Hong Kong weighed as.

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Shek Kip Mei Estate is the first public housing estate in Hong Kong. It is located in Sham Shui Po and is under the management of the Hong Kong Housing estate was constructed as a result of a fire in Shek Kip Mei into settle the families of inhabitants in the squats over the hill who lost their homes in one night.

Originally constructed in to alleviate the immediate Chinese: 石硤尾邨. The Shek Kip Mei The Shek Kip Mei Myth book politics outside of government files, the Commissioner for Resettlement's Annual Report for /55, and a short newspaper article.

The approach taken in this file was subsequently referred to in several minutes as the "Tsun Wan treatment", and I Cited by: "The Shek Kip Mei Myth" provides a new explanation for the beginnings of Hong Kong's massive public housing program, tracing it to the colonial govenrment's inability to resolve the squatter problem due to constraints posed by the geopolitics of the early Cold War.

Book Review: The Shek Kip Mei Myth: Squatters, Fires and Colonial Rule in Hong Kong, — Alan Smart, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press pp. US$ hardback; US$ paperback ISBN hardback; paperbackAuthor: Nuala Rooney.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. The Shek Kip Mei myth by Alan Smart,Cited by: The Shek Kip Mei Myth: Squatters, Fires And Colonial Rulers in Hong Kong, Alan Smart In doing so, he sheds light on the development of Hong Kong, a society and landscape profoundly influenced by the government's role as provider of half of all housing.

The Shek Kip Mei Myth 作者: Alan Smart 出版社: Hong Kong University Press 副标题: Squatters, Fires and Colonial Rule in Hong Kong, 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Paperback ISBN: Author: Alan Smart. the Shek Kip Mei myth, and indeed with most other explanations of the origins of public housing, is the assumption that the path taken was one that was inevitable, the only questions being when Author: Alan Smart.

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The Shek Kip Mei Fire (Chinese: 石硤尾大火) took place in Hong Kong on 25 December It destroyed the Shek Kip Mei shantytown of immigrants from Mainland China who had fled to Hong Kong, leav people homeless.

After the fire, the governor Alexander Grantham launched a public housing programme to introduce the idea of "multi storey building" for the immigrant population Chinese: 石硤尾. Other facilities resumed earlier include the book drop service of the Hong Kong Public Libraries (including service at MTR Central, Kowloon Tong and Nam Cheong stations) and the self-service library stations located at Island East Sports Centre Sitting-out Area, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tsuen Nam Road, Tai Wai.

Shek Kip Mei MTR. YHA Mei Ho House Youth Hostel occupies a former block in Hong Kong's first resettlement estate in Shek Kip Mei. Photo: Nora Tam “There were. Booktopia has The Shek Kip Mei Myth - Squatters, Fires, and Colonial Rule in Hong Kong, by Alan Smart.

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The Shek Kip Mei Myth: Squatters, Fires and Colonial Rule in Hong Kong, BOOK REVIEWS The Shek Kip Mei Myth: Squatters, Fires and Colonial Rule in Hong Kong, Alan Smart, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press pp. US$ hardback; US$ paperback ISBN hardback; paperback Even when continental similarities seem to be more evident than cross-national differences.

Shek Kip Mei Richard Yee - Explore connections. Hong Kong Heritage Museum Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Richard Yee started learning photography in InYee was going to work in North America, and made a stopover in Hong : Richard Yee.

Shek Kip Mei fire. On Christmas Evethe Shek Kip Mei fire made nearly 6 thousands of residents in the area homeless. The Shek Kip Mei disaster catalyzed a growing public awareness that the housing situation was running out of control in Hong Kong.

Media in category "Shek Kip Mei" The following 25 files are in this category, out of 25 ce of: geographical object. Site of Hong Kong's first public housing estate, this corner of Kowloon has preserved some of that past, and its sense of community, while creating space for arts and crafts.

Shek Kip Mei Station concourse (revised). × 1,; MB Shek Kip Mei Station 12, × 1,; MB Shek Kip Mei Station PIDS and Instance of: metro station, underground railway station. (). The shaping of early Hong Kong: transplantation and adaptation by the British professionals, – Planning Perspectives: Vol.

27, No. 4, pp. Cited by: Moved Permanently. The document has moved here. Shek: free download. Ebooks library. On-line books store on Z-Library | B–OK. Download books for free. The Shek Kip Mei Myth: Squatters, Fires And Colonial Rulers in Hong Kong, Alan Smart.

Year: Language: A search query can be a title of the book, a. It now contains the Heritage of Mei Ho House museum, showcasing Shek Kip Mei’s public housing history through the s to s through a mixture of donated exhibits and first-hand anecdotes from former residents.

The museum is open to the public as well as hostellers, free of charge. In the next building you need to turn left (M12,6) and to take care of a demon which you may attack from surprise.

Defeating him will give you 1 the next room you will find Tsang's security which tries to get rid of some locals.

You may ignore them (however you will still be considered their enemy) or if you have the Speed [6] ability you may decide to make the first move. Online catalogues and Reference list Report on the survey of converted lower Shek Kip Mei: Book: SUR Report on the survey of shop tenants relocated from lower Shek Kip Mei: The Shek Kip Mei myth squatters, fires and colonial rules in Hong Kong, Book.

Shek Kip Mei after the fire, Permalink Submitted by Peter Yee (not verified) on Wed, This was at the southeast corner of the soccer field off Cheung Sha Wan Road and Maple Street, if my memory serves me correct. Biased, American-centric history of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, aka Soong Meiling.

The author draws upon "dragon lady" stereotypes of Asian women in her depiction of Soong Meiling. The book is very Eurocentric and full of American exceptionalism.

I learned a lot about Soong Meiling, but I am doubtful of how complete a picture Donovan paints/5. Squatter homes burn during the Shek Kip Mei fire in Photo: Government Information Service The Shek Kip Mei Estate in Photo: Sunny Lee.

Was this really the case - or just a convenient myth. And how did Hong Kong's earliest public housing come. Take the MTR to Shek Kip Mei Station(If you are coming from HK Island, Change to Kwun Tong Line at Mong Kok MTR station) 2.

Exit at Exit C 3. Walk North along Nam Cheong Street for 7 minutes 4. Enter park at your right hand side. 6 December - Last Tuesday was rather rough in this area and we had a boat out on detail. Well, it turned out she couldn’t go through a gap, the gap into Hong Kong harbour. Then we heard that the marine superintendent started flapping and phoned up Kowloon radio room to contact the boat.

He certainly laid it on thick enough, “this is a matter of life and death”. The subject of this fascinating book is a complex character. After reading this book I found myself wanting to learn more about Chiang Kai Shek, in particular what happened during his tenure of rule in Taiwan until his death there in /5.

Two historical buildings, including Mei Ho House in Shek Kip Mei, might be getting a revamp soon. The government has proposed a couple of redevelopment projects, costing more than HK$ million, to turn Mei Ho House and Lui Seng Chun building into social enterprises and tourist attractions.

Mei Ho House is the last remaining block from the Shek Kip Mei public housing estate. and “The Shek Kip Mei Myth: Squatters, Fires and Colonial Rule in Hong Kong, ” and co-editor (with Josephine Smart) of “Petty Capitalists and Globalization”.

He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters.Shek Kip Mei Estate “The government built these resettlement areas in a short time to rehouse the (fire) victims and immediately they helped improve people’s living quality.” - Choi Shuk-fan, ex-tenant of Shek Kip Mei Estate “All would take their rice bowls to eat in the.

The Shek Kip Mei Myth: Squatters, Fires and Colonial Rule in Hong Kong, – Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Google ScholarAuthor: Shu-Mei Huang.