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Hong Kong and Singapore: A Tale of Two Cities

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ClassGraphic Join us as we delve into the colorful and complex history of two of the most consequential cities in East and Southeast Asia - Hong Kong and Singapore, both of which became British Crown Colonies in the mid -19th century. Singapore: A Modern History (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019) by international relations professor Michael D. Barr will be our guide to the dramatic transformation of the island city state. He challenges the official orthodoxy of the city’s rise by candidly exploring the struggles and dynamics that have faced the city since independence from Malaysia in 1965. We will then turn to Fortune’s Bazaar: The Making of Hong Kong (Scribner, 2023) by Vaudine England, a lively and deeply researched page turner that focuses on the individuals and social forces that made Hong Kong one of the world’s great cities. We will conclude with a study of the post-1997 history of Hong Kong, examining how the “one country, two systems” agreement with China paved the way for a gradual imposition of authoritarian communist rule.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Dennis Carlin2.Ann Rusnak 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/5/2024 - 6/4/2024 Weekly - Tue 01:15 PM - 03:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Ann Rusnak  ; Dennis Carlin 
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