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Hong Kong Studies Reader Series

Hong Kong Popular Culture

Worlding Film, Television, and Pop Music

Authors: Wang, Klavier J.

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  • Anthologizes the high points of Hong Kong's popular culture
  • Explores the links between Hong Kong culture and the ambiguous politics and governance of the region
  • Gives context for the ongoing cultural evolution of Hong Kong in the era of umbrella protests
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This book traces the evolution of the Hong Kong’s popular culture, namely film, television and popular music (also known as Cantopop), which is knotted with the city’s geo-political, economic and social transformations. Under various historical contingencies and due to the city’s special geo-politics, these three major popular cultural forms have experienced various worlding processes and have generated border-crossing impact culturally and socially. The worlding processes are greatly associated the city’s nature as a reception and departure port to Sinophone migrants and populations of multiethnic and multicultural. 

Reaching beyond the “golden age” (1980s) of Hong Kong popular culture and afar from a film-centric cultural narration, this book, delineating from the dawn of the 20th century and following a chronological order, untangles how the nowadays popular “Hong Kong film”, “Hong Kong TV” and “Cantopop” are derived from early-age Sinophone cultural heritage, re-shaped through cross-cultural hybridization and influenced by multiple political forces. Review of archives, existing literatures and corporation documents are supplemented with policy analysis and in-depth interviews to explore the centennial development of Hong Kong popular culture, which is by no means demise but at the juncture of critical transition.


About the authors

Klaiver J. Wang is a researcher on Hong Kong culture and society. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Academy of Hong Kong Studies, Education University of Hong Kong. She is now pursuing film archivist training at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Her publication appears on International Journal of Cultural Studies and International Journal of Taiwan Studies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • Due: February 11, 2020
  • ISBN 978-981-13-8816-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hong Kong Popular Culture
Book Subtitle
Worlding Film, Television, and Pop Music
Authors
Series Title
Hong Kong Studies Reader Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8817-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8817-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8816-3
Series ISSN
2523-7764
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 523
Number of Illustrations
34 b/w illustrations
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