Britain’s Cold War in Cyprus and Hong Kong

A Conflict of Empires

  • Christopher Sutton

Part of the Britain and the World book series (BAW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Christopher Sutton
    Pages 1-14
  3. From Enemy to Ally to Enemy

  4. Containment Through Reform

  5. Containment Through Repression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Christopher Sutton
      Pages 137-149
    3. Christopher Sutton
      Pages 197-214
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-236

About this book


Linking two defining narratives of the twentieth century, Sutton’s comparative study of Hong Kong and Cyprus – where two of the empire’s most effective communist parties operated – examines how British colonial policy-makers took to cultural and ideological battlegrounds to fight the anti-colonial imperialism of their communist enemies in the Cold War. The structure and intentional nature of the British colonial system grants unprecedented access to British perceptions and strategies, which sought to balance constructive socio-political investments with regressive and self-defeating repression, neither of which Britain could afford in the Cold War conflict of empires.


Britain Cold War Hong Kong Cyprus Imperial Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Christopher Sutton
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33490-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33491-2
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