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Hong Kong

"Hong Kong" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The former British crown colony located off the southeast coast of China, comprised of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and New Territories. The three sites were ceded to the British by the Chinese respectively in 1841, 1860, and 1898. Hong Kong reverted to China in July 1997. The name represents the Cantonese pronunciation of the Chinese xianggang, fragrant port, from xiang, perfume and gang, port or harbor, with reference to its currents sweetened by fresh water from a river west of it.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hong Kong" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Hong Kong" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 91 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2006 and 2014 and 2017
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