HOOK, Brian. British. Genres: Area studies. Career: Hong Kong Government, Hong Kong, worked as assistant secretary for Chinese affairs; University of Leeds, Leeds, England, staff member; University of Hull, Hull, England, visiting professor at Centre for Southeast Asian Studies; Middlesex University, London, England, visiting professor at Business School. Cambridge University, senior member of Wolfson College; University of Hong Kong, honorary research fellow at Centre of Asian Studies. Publications: The Cambridge Encyclopedia of China, 1983, 2nd ed, 1991; Guangdong: China's Promised Land, 1996; Fujian: Gateway to Taiwan, 1996; Shanghai and the Yangtze Delta: A City Reborn, 1998; The Individual and the State in China; Beijing and Tianjin: Towards a Millennial Megalopolis. Address: China Studies Program, Business School, Middlesex University, Burroughs Hendon, London, England.