By 2047, Hong Kong’s “One Country, Two Systems” government regime will end, promoting the country’s integration into the People’s Republic of China (PRC). To ensure a smooth transition, the PRC has been issuing measures to promote integration by eliminating the border and other forms of geographic barriers that separate the two countries. But despite on-going practices of integration, Hong Kong continues to strengthen its border with China through infrastructural and bureaucratic means, reinforcing a British-colonial era border regime. Thus, my research focuses on this contradiction between the elimination and reinforcement of the Hong Kong-China border as an attempt to understand the socio-political forces that have produced this dynamic. Analyzing the historical conditions that have produced the Hong Kong-China border regime through the lens of material and visual culture, I have come to the conclusion that Hong Kong continues to invest in the border as a politica
l strategy to resist Mainlandization so its autonomy continues to be preserved.
Publication DateSpring 2019
Citation InformationMark Reisinger. "reviewer_report.pdf" (2019)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/mark-reisinger/1/