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Britishness, empire, and Hong Kong
Mark Hampton

States Information Services. 46 More broadly, of course, it stemmed from the increasing American cultural presence in Britain itself, as in so many other countries. Yet while American sources (like Australian ones) come into this story from time to time, the focus remains on the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong. A second point bears emphasising: this book is based entirely on English

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Kate Bowan and Paul A. Pickering

hymn, “Onward Christian Soldiers,”’ which was purportedly ‘splendidly sung by a Maori choir’. 21 This pattern of cross-cultural engagement continued. Two thousand Pākehā turned out in 1911 to support the equivalent number of Māori for the unveiling of the memorial to Māori leader Tamahau Mahupuku. After the ‘welcome haka ’ was danced, a Māori choir sang hymns in both Māori and English. 22

in Sounds of liberty
Postwar contexts
Mark Hampton

that had doubtless been shaped by the experience of British rule. These themes will be further developed in subsequent chapters in the context of analysing the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong. At the same time, Britain’s position in Hong Kong was influenced by its own domestic politics, albeit to a much lesser extent. As noted in the introduction, during the first three postwar decades, Hong

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
Matthew P. Fitzpatrick and Peter Monteath

Culture’, in Bruno David, Bryce Barker and Ian J. McNiven, The Social Archaeology of Australian Indigenous Societies (Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2006), pp. 85–106. 41 Robin Torrence and Anne Clarke (eds), The Archaeology of Difference: Negotiating Cross-Cultural Engagements in Oceania (London: Routledge, 2000). 42 Nina

in Savage worlds
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The cultural construction of the British world
Barry Crosbie and Mark Hampton

this global system, seek to frame their work in more comparative and contrastive studies. Chapters One and Two offer sweeping examinations of Britons’ cultural engagement with the indigenous peoples they encountered in their empire, through accounts that between them show markedly different attitudes toward colonial peoples. Philippa Levine’s chapter relates British representations of

in The cultural construction of the British world
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Postcolonial hangovers
Mark Hampton

Filth (2006), reminded at least some readers of Britain’s history with Hong Kong. As we have seen, though, much of the British cultural engagement with Hong Kong had long since ceased to be distinctly ‘British’, well before the Handover. Even if newspapers routinely included the obligatory phrase ‘the former British colony’ in most stories about Hong Kong, it was not uncommon for commentators to treat

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
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Brian Stoddart

Unlikely though it is that he had cricket in mind when noting that ‘terms of cultural engagement, whether antagonistic or affiliative, are produced performatively’, Homi Bhabha might well agree that the West Indies game bears out his maxim perfectly. After all, his comments on the ‘social articulation of difference’ and the struggle for recognition, along with the

in The imperial game
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Mary Chamberlain

, maternity provision were all issues of direct concern to them. The British efforts to mould Barbados in an image of England through the Colonial and Development Welfare Act, and the British Council, had broadly failed. Colonial Development had barely touched the villages and the British Council was only able to scrape at the surface of cultural engagement. What emerged, however, was an

in Empire and nation-building in the Caribbean
Mark Hampton

sexual pleasure that would have surely been available only to a small percentage of these men back home. Yet the idea of Hong Kong as a site of pleasure was not only deeply embedded in the British cultural engagement with the colony, but was also thoroughly intertwined with the themes that were more likely to appear in GIS’s or British MPs’ boasts about the British accomplishments. As already hinted, club

in Hong Kong and British culture, 1945–97
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Imperial afterlives
Justin D. Livingstone

those who saw Livingstone less as one who justified a colonial mentality than as one who pioneered principles of sympathetic cultural engagement. It has often been suggested that Livingstone was a hero not only in Britain but in African traditions too. When in the 1970s Bridglal Pachai asked the question, ‘What did Africans themselves think of Livingstone?’, he concluded that

in Livingstone’s ‘Lives’