This book seeks to survey the role of tycoons in Hong Kong's socio-political and socioeconomic developments. Summoned to Beijing just before the onset of the territory's longest social movement, it highlights the tycoons' symbolic intermediary role between Beijing's elite and the people of Hong Kong. Also investigated is the unwritten social contract between Beijing's elite and Hong Kong society — that the tycoons will be rewarded economically or left alone to conduct their business activities if they remain compatible with Beijing's policy directions (or at least remain neutral in contentious issues) and facilitate policy implementation if necessary.
Tycoons in Hong Kong has three research objectives: first, in understanding the roles that tycoons play in Hong Kong, it is necessary to understand Beijing's crafted political and social spaces for Hong Kong's economic elites to exert their influence. Second, it examines the integrated roles that the tycoons play as consultative members of the Chinese one-party socio-political structures. Third, it presents the humanized side of the tycoons, highlights the positive contributions that tycoons make to Hong Kong and mainland China and deconstructs the idea of a hegemonic tycoon class by emphasizing their heterogeneity in the biographical entries section of the publication.
Understanding Hong Kong and China's Relationship through Milton Friedman and Gregory Chow
The Rise of Tycoons and Their Influence on Hong Kong Development
Tycoons and Occupy Central in Hong Kong (Winglok Hung)
Hong Kong: Systematic Integration, Hybrid Federalism, Cosmopolitan Democracy or Political Regression? (Tai Wei LIM)
Post-Occupy Central: What Now for the Tycoons?
Biographical Section — Tycoons Entries:
Chan, Chi-chung Ronnie
Cheng, Kar-shun, Henry
Fung, Kwok-king Victor and William Fung Kwok-lun
Hui, Wing-mau (Hanyu Pinyin: Xu Rongmao)
Ho, Chiu-king, Pansy
Kuok, Hock Nien Robert
Kwok, Ping-kwong Thomas & Raymond Kwok Ping-luen
Kwok, Ping-sheung Walter
Lau, Luen-hung Joseph
Lee, Shau Kee
Li, Kwok-po, David
Lo, Hong-sui Vincent
Lui, Che Woo
Ng, Chee Siong Robert
Tung, Chee Hwa
Woo, Kwong-ching Peter
Readership: Academics, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in China's political-economic systems, dynamics of China's elite Hong Kong's Tycoons, One Country, Two Systems.
First academic works on this topic
Unique multidisciplinary approach, combining overseas diasporic studies on the tycoons
Rich case study embedded within larger political economic and macro-political discussions on the Chinese political-economic system, its elites' dynamics, center-periphery relations