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Title: Politicizing tradition: The identity of indigenous inhabitants in Hong Kong
Authors: Chan, S.C. 
Keywords: Chineseness
Hong Kong
New Territories
Issue Date: Dec-1998
Citation: Chan, S.C. (1998-12). Politicizing tradition: The identity of indigenous inhabitants in Hong Kong. Ethnology 37 (1) : 39-54. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This article investigates the identity of indigenous inhabitants in contemporary Hong Kong by discussing the Pang lineage in the New Territories. It examines this identity in relation to the lease of the New Territories, the colonial government, and the modernization of Hong Kong. The article discusses the way in which tradition has been continuously interpreted, negotiated, manipulated, and reinterpreted by different parties. It argues that there has been a shift of emphasis on the meaning of the identity of indigenous inhabitants; from being an ethnic minority in the periphery of colonial culture to becoming "Chinese" in the mainstream Chinese culture awaiting the reunion of Hong Kong with China.
Source Title: Ethnology
ISSN: 00141828
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