The political economy of street hawkers in Hong Kong by Josephine Smart

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Published by Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong in [Hong Kong] .

Written in English

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  • Hong Kong,
  • Hong Kong (China),
  • Hong Kong.


  • Peddlers and peddling -- Hong Kong,
  • Hong Kong -- (China)Economic conditions,
  • Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government,
  • Hong Kong (China) -- Social life and customs

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-151).

Book details

StatementJosephine Smart.
SeriesCentre of Asian Studies occasional papers and monographs,, no. 81
ContributionsUniversity of Hong Kong. Centre of Asian Studies.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 93/02025 (H)
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 151 p. :
Number of Pages151
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1943578M
LC Control Number90165973

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