Method and Data

  • Kam C. Wong
Part of the Palgrave Advances in Criminology and Criminal Justice in Asia book series (PACCJA)


This chapter introduces the method and data for the reader to reconstruct the Mongkok Riot (MKR). It starts with a brief "Introduction" observing "inexplicable lapse" of investigation and scholarship on MKR, inspite of professed public interest and profound political needs. Section I: “Method” argues for a new and more expansive way in which to understand the MKR, cognitively and experientially. Section II: “Data” provides readers with a set of materials from various sources and with different perspectives, allowing the rediscovery of the past in their own ways and terms. Section III: “Conclusion” informs the reader about how the source material can be used in order to come to terms with what happened during the MKR.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kam C. Wong
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  1. 1.Xavier University (Emeritus)CincinnatiUSA

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