Return Migration and Identity: A Global Phenomenon, A Hong Kong Case, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 9888053566
  • ISBN-13: 9789888053568
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 349 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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The book examines cultural identity shifts and population flows during a critical juncture in Hong Kong history between the Sino-British Joint Declaration in 1984 and the early years of Hong Kong's new status as a special administrative region after 1997. Nearly a million residents of Hong Kong migrated to North America, Europe and Australia in the 1990s. These interviews and analyses help illustrate individual choices and identity profiles during this period of unusual cultural flexibility and behavioral adjustment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface and acknowledgments.
About the author.
Introduction: “Anna” migrates and returns home.
1: A short history of two hundred years of Hong Kong migration and identity.
2: Sojourner adjustment and adaptation to new cultures: Art, literature, and the social science perspective on identity.
3: Returning home: Cultural transitions and the identity model.
4: Results from the Hong Kong Remigration Project: Departing, adjusting, returning.
5: Additive identity.
6: Subtractive identity.
7: Global and affirmative identities.
8: Remigrants and family life.
9: Remigrants and professional life.
10: Confucius and Socrates: Ancient philosophies, migration, and cultural identity.
11: The new Hong Kong boomerang.
12: Hong Kong Remigration Project questionnaire and psychological scales.
13: Methods, sample, and qualitative analysis.
14: Quantitative analysis.
15: Demographic characteristics of research participants.