By Yiu-Wai Chu
In this well timed and insightful ebook, Yiu-Wai Chu takes inventory of Hong Kong’s tradition considering that its transition to a different Administrative sector of the People's Republic of China in 1997. Hong Kong had lengthy functioned because the capitalist and democratic stepping stone to China for a lot of the realm. Its hugely unique pop culture used to be renowned in chinese language groups, and its popular movie loved world wide audiences and far-reaching inventive influence.
Chu argues that Hong Kong’s tradition was once “lost in transition” while it attempted to verify its foreign visibility and preserve the established order after 1997. In an period whilst China welcomed outsiders and have become the world’s so much speedily constructing economic climate, Hong Kong’s distinct place as a capitalist outpost used to be now not a privilege. by means of drawing on quite a few cultural discourses, akin to movie, renowned track, and politics of way of life, Chu presents an informative and significant research of the influence of China’s ascendency at the thought of “One kingdom, Cultures.” Hong Kong can now not functionality as a bridge among China and the area, writes Chu, and needs to now outline itself from worldwide, neighborhood, and nationwide perspectives.
“…a severe research of the cultural dimensions of latest Hong Kong is way wanted, and this can be what Yiu-Wai Chu presents in his new book.” — Pacific Affairs
“This booklet is suggested to somebody attracted to the identification and improvement of Hong Kong after the handover in addition to to these taken with the results of the only nation, platforms precept. Readers of this booklet will locate fascinating issues within the author’s analyses which hide political, cultural, and fiscal aspects.” — China Information
“Even notwithstanding it truly is written for an instructional viewers, this can be a very readable e-book for the typical reader. it's also tremendous enlightening because it provides us a glance right into a cosmopolitan urban that's altering earlier than our eyes.” — San Francisco e-book Review
“…a heartfelt, even white-hot exam of Hong Kong tradition because the territory’s handover to the Mainland in 1997.” — Modern chinese language Literature and Culture
Yiu-Wai Chu is Director of the Hong Kong reviews software and Professor of contemporary Languages and Cultures on the collage of Hong Kong. He has released a number of books, together with (with Eva Kit-Wah guy) Contemporary Asian Modernities: Transnationality, Interculturality, and Hybridity.
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