Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

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The reintegration of Hong Kong into the People's Republic of China (hereinafter P.R.C.) on July 1, 1997, brought together two countries, one capitalist and one communist, under one rule. As evidenced by the variety of perspectives offered at the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law's Symposium on Hong Kong's Reintegration into the P.R.C., there is much scholarly debate concerning this merger and the effect it will have on the people and politics of both countries as well as on the international community.

An earlier version of this bibliography is included in the May 1997 issue of the Journal. This bibliography has been updated to reflect the scholarship on Hong Kong and China published since the May 1997 issue. This bibliography includes books and articles written specifically about the reintegration of Hong Kong into the P.R.C., as well as books and articles written about each country respectively. The topics covered include: (1) General Constitutional and Sovereignty Concerns, (2) Human Rights/Environmental Issues, and (3) Business and Economic Implications / Trade Concerns. Also included are treaties, statutes and Web Sites for further research.

It is our hope that this updated bibliography will serve as a research tool for individuals interested in reading or writing about the reintegration of Hong Kong into the P.R.C. We look forward to reading their scholarship and to watching the evolving relationship between Hong Kong and the P.R.C.