Offers intersection of a variety of cultural elements that make up what is known as Hong Kong
Considers linguistic, literary, and cultural representations of Hong Kong and how they destabilize the territory as a unified community and space
Examines how cultural elements are appropriated into the Hong Kong imaginary
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Table of contents (17 chapters)
About this book
This book examines how in navigating Hong Kong’s colonial history alongside its ever-present Chinese identity, the city has come to manifest a conflicting socio-cultural plurality. Drawing together scholars, critics, commentators, and creators on the vanguard of the emerging field of Hong Kong Studies, the essay volume presents a gyroscopic perspective that discerns what is made in from what is made into Hong Kong while weaving a patchwork of the territory’s contested local imaginary. This collection celebrates as it critiques the current state of Hong Kong society on the 20th anniversary of its handover to China. The gyroscopic outlook of the volume makes it a true area studies book-length treatment of Hong Kong, and a key and interdisciplinary read for students and scholars wishing to explore the territory’s complexities.
- Linguistic, literary, and cultural representations of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong territory as a unified community and space
- Hong Kong identities and cultures
- Post colonialism and Hong Kong identities
- cultural elements and the Hong Kong imaginary
- cultural conflict in post colonial societies
Editors and Affiliations
Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Jason S. Polley, Vinton W.K. Poon, Lian-Hee Wee
About the editors
Jason S. Polley is Associate Professor of literary journalism, postmodernism, and poststructuralism at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research interests include post-WWII graphic forms, media analysis, Hong Kong Studies, and Anglo-Indian fiction. His creative nonfiction books are Refrain (2010) and Cemetery Miss You (2011). His monograph is Jane Smiley, Jonathan Franzen, Don DeLillo: Narratives of Everyday Justice (2011).
Vinton W.K. Poon is a Lecturer at the Master of Arts Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University. He teaches and researches discourse, history of linguistics, as well as language and politics.
Lian-Hee Wee is Professor of linguistics at Hong Kong Baptist University and has co-authored/edited six volumes and numerous book chapters and articles, largely on phonology. His phonetic-learning APP (AV Phonetics) has been downloaded more than 10,000 times by students and faculty of linguistics, psychology and music around the world.
Book Title: Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong
Book Subtitle: Angles on a Coherent Imaginary
Editors: Jason S. Polley, Vinton W.K. Poon, Lian-Hee Wee
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Singapore
eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-7765-4Published: 09 April 2018
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-3996-7Published: 19 January 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-7766-1Published: 28 March 2018
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXIII, 324
Number of Illustrations: 23 b/w illustrations
Topics: Cultural Studies, Asian Culture, Imperialism and Colonialism, World Literature