Issues of Decolonization: Two Essay Documentaries by Evans Chan

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2007 saw the tenth anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Mainland China following a century and a half of British rule. For China, the restoration was a matter of national pride. But the inhabitants had little say in the manner of their return. This article discusses the representation of national identity in Journey to Beijing and Adeus Macau.

Keywords: Adeus Macau; Journey to Beijing; Nationalism; colonial rule; democracy; identity

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/ac.18.1.177_7

Publication date: March 1, 2007

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