John D. Wong (NHC Fellow, 2021–22)

Project Title

Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of Hong Kong, 1930s–1998

The University of Hong Kong

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Wong, John D.

Fellowship Work Summary, 2021–22

John D. Wong finished, revised, proofread, and indexed his monograph Hong Kong Takes Flight, Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Global Hub, 1930s–1998 (Harvard University Press, 2022). He also published two articles: "Constructing the Legitimacy of Governance in Hong Kong: ‘Prosperity and Stability’ Meets ‘Democracy and Freedom’" in the Journal of Asian Studies, (Vol. 81, 1: January 2022); and "Flexible Corporate Nationality: Transforming Cathay Pacific for the Shifting Geopolitics of Hong Kong in the Closing Decades of British Colonial Rule" in Enterprise and Society, (Vol. 23, 2: June 2022). Wong also has two forthcoming articles: “The Ongoing Business of Chinese Language Reform: A View from the Periphery of Hong Kong in the Last Half Century,” in Modern China and “‘Made in Hong Kong’: Deriving Value from the Place-of-Origin Label, 1950s and now,” Modern Asian Studies.