Cultural Trends In Hong Kong

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An explosion of new ideas and cultures came about from the post World War universe. The world from the 1950s until the present day has been filled with these blossoming ideas, as a response to the shocking and harsh realities brought forth by the devastating World Wars. Despite some rejection of traditional values, these ideas still have roots embedded in philosophies thought up well before the the 1950s. The progression and regression of certain ideas are apparent if one looks at the historical trends linking the two together. Despite the enormous differences between pre and post War worlds, the continuity of budding cultures and economic movements are a direct result of the past five hundred years. Culture and economics are closely tied …show more content…
Hong Kong served as a safe haven from the Chinese Civil War and Communist uprising. Populations rose and fell as the city’s control was transferred between different countries. As the population increased during the 1950s, the economy suffered as a result of the Korean War. In order to combat this, Hong Kong started “anew” and began to base their economy off of textiles, using the first industrial cities as an example. This light industry allowed the city to slowly but surely gain economic strength. Like all cities, Hong Kong has had a roller coaster ride of economic ups and downs, yet was at one point one of the most financially successful cities in the …show more content…
There are many organizations trying to combat this negative aspect of an industrial city. As for it’s economy, Hong Kong is considered one of the global financial centers of the world and epitomizes the development that industrial cities have gone under for the past few centuries. Industrial cities have their advantages and disadvantages, yet with a strong economy supporting it, it becomes more effective and organized in production. Although economics are very closely connected to culture, economics plays a huge role on its own. Because it deals with the financial issues it basically determines the fate of the whole world. The more isolationist a country is, the less it is affected by world economics. However, in the early twentieth century, most countries had many businesses abroad due to imperialism. Therefore, the state of the economy practically affected the entire world. The Great Depression of 1929 had a global impact despite the fact that it began in the United States. During that time, American factories put out half of the world’s industrial

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