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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Mark Roberti collection
    Date (inclusive): 1952-1992
    Collection Number: 97007
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes, (4.0 linear feet)
    Abstract: Dispatches, reports, memoranda, and sound recordings, relating to negotiations and plans for the transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereignty. Includes photocopies of United States State Department documents released under the Freedom of Information Act; drafts of the Basic Law of Hong Kong; and recordings of interviews of British and Chinese officials. Used as research material for the book by Mark Roberti, The Fall of Hong Kong: China's Triumph and Britain's Betrayal (New York, 1994).
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Roberti, Mark, 1961- , collector

    Access

    Box 4 closed until 2027 June 30.
    The remainder of the collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Mark Roberti collection, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1997.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical note

    Mark Roberti is a former Hong Kong correspondent for Asia Week. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1984, the year the Sino-British Joint Declaration was signed for the transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereignty. Roberti lived in Hong Kong until 1993. Roberti wrote the book, The Fall of Hong Kong: China’s Triumph and Britain’s Betrayal (New York, 1996), based on the materials in the collection.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Containes dispatches, reports, memoranda, and sound recordings, relating to negotiations and plans for the transfer of Hong Kong from British to Chinese sovereignty. Includes photocopies of United States State Department documents released under the Freedom of Information Act; drafts of the Basic Law of Hong Kong; and recordings of interviews of British and Chinese officials. Used as research material for the book by Mark Roberti, The Fall of Hong Kong: China's Triumph and Britain's Betrayal (New York, 1994).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Dept. of State.
    China--Foreign relations--Great Britain.
    Great Britain--Foreign relations--China.
    Hong Kong (China)--History--Transfer of Sovereignty from Great Britain, 1997.
    Hong Kong (China)--Politics and government.
    Phonotapes.