A Ruling Idea of the Time? The Rule of Law in Pre- and Post-1997 Hong Kong

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A Ruling Idea of the Time? The Rule of Law in Pre- and Post-1997 Hong Kong. / Jones, Carol.

From a British to a Chinese Colony?: Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover. ed. / Gary Chi-hung Luk. Vol. CRM 75 California : Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2017. p. 112-142 (China Research Monographs; No. CRM 75).

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Harvard

Jones, C 2017, A Ruling Idea of the Time? The Rule of Law in Pre- and Post-1997 Hong Kong. in GC Luk (ed.), From a British to a Chinese Colony?: Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover. vol. CRM 75, China Research Monographs, no. CRM 75, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, California, pp. 112-142. <https://ieas.directfrompublisher.com/catalog/book/british-chinese-colony>

APA

Jones, C. (2017). A Ruling Idea of the Time? The Rule of Law in Pre- and Post-1997 Hong Kong. In G. C. Luk (Ed.), From a British to a Chinese Colony?: Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover (Vol. CRM 75, pp. 112-142). (China Research Monographs; No. CRM 75). Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. https://ieas.directfrompublisher.com/catalog/book/british-chinese-colony

Vancouver

Jones C. A Ruling Idea of the Time? The Rule of Law in Pre- and Post-1997 Hong Kong. In Luk GC, editor, From a British to a Chinese Colony?: Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover. Vol. CRM 75. California: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley. 2017. p. 112-142. (China Research Monographs; CRM 75).

Author

Jones, Carol. / A Ruling Idea of the Time? The Rule of Law in Pre- and Post-1997 Hong Kong. From a British to a Chinese Colony?: Hong Kong before and after the 1997 Handover. editor / Gary Chi-hung Luk. Vol. CRM 75 California : Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2017. pp. 112-142 (China Research Monographs; CRM 75).

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