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East Asian Popular Culture

The Disappearance of Hong Kong in Comics, Advertising and Graphic Design

Authors: Wong, Wendy

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  • Analyzes the evolution of the rise and fall with a focus on cultural identity towards the latest developments in creative expression under China’s promised “one country, two systems” rhetoric, and the current state of cultural identity in the context of Hong Kong’s subsumption as one of China’s many cities
  • Provides a comprehensive background for not only an understanding of Hong Kong’s cultural identity through these three under-investigated media, but also a transnational understanding of Hong Kong cultural identity within the East Asian region
  • Utilizes Hong Kong as a case study to demonstrate the potential of these three media for a global understanding of our world visual cultures
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92096-2
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About this book

This book examines Hong Kong’s struggle against the disappearance of its unique identity under the historical challenges of colonialism, in addition to the more recent reimposition of Chinese authoritarian government control, as reflected in three under-researched forms of visual media: comics, advertising and graphic design. Each section of the book focuses on one of these three forms, and each chapter focuses on one stage of Hong Kong’s changing cultural identity. The articulative position of this book is on studies of visual cultural history and media communication. Its case studies will broaden readers’ own cultural knowledge for a more international understanding. The Disappearance of Hong Kong in Comics, Advertising and Graphic Design advances the development of its three key subjects in terms of identity, communication and cultural politics, aiming to reach a wide range of multidisciplinary readers.

About the authors

Wendy Siuyi Wong is Professor in the Department of Design at York University in Toronto, Canada. She has taught in Hong Kong, the United States and Australia, and has established an international reputation as an expert in Chinese graphic design history and Chinese comic art history.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Unveiling of the Disappearance

    Pages 1-11

    Wong, Wendy Siuyi

  • Tracing the Origins of Hong Kong Manhua: A Case of Culture of Disappearance

    Pages 15-38

    Wong, Wendy Siuyi

  • Reinventing Hong Kong Manhua: A Case of the Non-appearance

    Pages 39-65

    Wong, Wendy Siuyi

  • A History of Hong Kong Comics in Film Adaptations: The Appearance of Self-Identities

    Pages 67-97

    Wong, Wendy Siuyi

  • Construction of Hong Kong Modern Living: Household Product and Appliance Advertisements in the Pre-Television Era

    Pages 101-122

    Wong, Wendy Siuyi

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eBook $44.99
$64.99 (listprice)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92096-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
$84.99 (listprice)
price for Brazil
valid through 31 de Dezembro de 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92095-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
$84.99 (listprice)
price for Brazil
valid through 31 de Dezembro de 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-06361-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Disappearance of Hong Kong in Comics, Advertising and Graphic Design
Authors
Series Title
East Asian Popular Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92096-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92096-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92095-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06361-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 245
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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