Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong

Angles on a Coherent Imaginary

Editors: Polley, Jason S., Poon, Wing Kin Vinton, Wee, Lian-Hee (Eds.)

  • 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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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Made into Hong Kong

    Polley, Jason S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Turning English into Cantonese: The Semantic Change of English Loanwords

    Wakefield, John C.

    Pages 15-34

  • Beehives and Wet Markets: Expat Metaphors of Hong Kong

    Ahrens, Kathleen

    Pages 35-52

  • Hong Kong Paradox: Appearance and Disappearance in Western Cinema

    Ho, Tammy Lai-Ming

    Pages 53-70

  • Hong Kong Diversity in Anglophone Children’s Fiction

    Todorova, Marija

    Pages 71-86

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-7766-1
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-7765-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong
Book Subtitle
Angles on a Coherent Imaginary
Editors
  • Jason S. Polley
  • Wing Kin Vinton Poon
  • Lian-Hee Wee
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-7766-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-7766-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-7765-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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