Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Global Hub

Event Date 16 Nov 2022 04:30 PM (Wed) - 17 Nov 2022 06:00 PM (Thu)
Venue SHHK Conference Room (05-57)
Organiser NTU History (Email : )

Event Info

Commercial aviation took shape in Hong Kong as the city developed into a powerful economy.  Rather than understanding air travel as an inevitable outcome of Hong Kong’s arrival in the era of global mobility, John argues that Hong Kong’s development into a regional and global hub was not preordained. By underscoring the shifting process that produced the hub of Hong Kong, his recently released monograph aims to describe globalization and global networks in the making. Viewing the globalization of Hong Kong through the prism of its airline industry, this talk examines how policymakers and businesses in Hong Kong asserted themselves alongside their international partners and competitors in a bid to accrue socioeconomic benefits, negotiated their interests in the city’s economic success, and articulated their expressions of modernity.


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