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In the Absence of a Peasantry, What, Then, is a Hong Kong Farmer?

Ieng Tak Lou, Loretta

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Given the social and political significance of ‘the peasant’ (nongmin) in modern Chinese history, it is surprising that the term (nongmin) is largely absent in Hong Kong, where discourses about individual farmers (nongfu) are far more prevalent. In tracing the modern etymology of Chinese peasants and the history of Hong Kong agriculture, this essay argues that the lack of ‘class’ consciousness makes Hong Kong farmers even more vulnerable to the unceasing wave of urban sprawl.

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-04
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/205375
DOI: 10.22459/MIC.04.2018.31
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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