Prof. William S-Y. Wang, an eminent linguist, has made significant contributions to the field regarding lexical diffusion, experimental phonetic studies, language simulation and modeling, and aging and language. To celebrate his 90th birthday, colleagues and friends worldwide have contributed over 30 articles to a two-volume Festschrift. The English volume includes topics such as Chinese language evolution, the relationship between language and music, and the brain processes involved in language production. This Festschrift is written by and for experienced language researchers and is also suitable for students of Chinese linguistics and those interested in Chinese culture, history, and neurology.
This book, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, offers insights from experts in healthcare and higher education both locally and further afield. Key learnings and recommendations are presented in three sections: disaster management and reconstruction, including what we can learn from past earthquakes; the importance of healthcare and emergency medicine in disasters and community events; and the way forward, in particular how technology and systems thinking can be used for disaster mitigation.
Shao Xunmei, poet, essayist, publisher, and printer, played a signifcant role in the publication and dissemination of journals and pictorial magazines in Shanghai during the 1920s and 1930s, but this is the first collection of his prose writings to be published in English. The essays in this book, some of which were selected by the writer's daughter, Shao Xiaohong, include long essays such as “One Man Talking” and “A Year in Shanghai” as well as several shorter essays on subjects as diverse as the caricatures of Miguel Covarrubias, woodblockprinting, and pictorial magazines—all of which were published in Shao’s own magazines.
The introduction of elections to district advisory bodies during the early 1980s was expected to improve the public delivery of services. However, as time passed, electoral politics led to party politics, elite fragmentation and political struggles. Politicization and hyper-politicization in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has brought about a fluctuating pattern between administrative recentralization, the Tsang administration’s attempts at decentralization, and the post-2019 administrative recentralization.The purpose of this book is to study the intertwining relationship between district administration and electoral politics. It also examines the political transformation of District Councils after the promulgation of the National Security Law in late June 2020. Written by experts in the field, this book is a good reference source for readers interested in district elections, politics, and administration in Hong Kong.
The book documents Hong Kong’s neon signs whilst taking on a historical, socio-cultural, and contextual study of visual culture around the city. It explores the inter-related components of neon signs, including each sign’s unique visual aesthetic and design, the history of craftsmanship and training, and how the streetscape relates to Hong Kong’s consumer culture.
The rapid developments of electronic communication in the past decades have resulted in a huge amount of clinical knowledge becoming readily available to patients and the general public. At the same time, with the increasing number of complaints and court cases relating to healthcare disputes, knowledge in healthcare ethics and law is increasingly important in the education, training and practices of lawyers as well. This book aims at helping healthcare practitioners (HCPs) to gain some basic and practical knowledge in the two important areas of clinical ethics and laws, so that they will become better practitioners upholding the standard of care, concentrate on taking care of their patients and stay away from unnecessary legal battles.
Includes practical advice, up-to-date legal insight, and easy-to-use checklists.Suitable for people working behind and inside construction sites.Real examples and application in Hong Kong.This book is aimed at students taking occupational safety and health courses at the universities, Construction Industry Council and Occupational Safety and Health Council. It will also serve as a reference book for registered safetyofficers, safety managers, insurance surveyors, project managers, site agents,safety engineers and occupational safety officers as well as those involved in promoting occupational safety in the construction industry and preventingaccidents on construction worksites.