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Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image

Kam Louie


Hong Kong as a world city draws on a rich variety of foundational “texts” in film, fiction, architecture, and other forms of visual culture. The city has been a cultural fault-line for centuries—a translation space where Chinese-ness is interpreted for “Westerners” and Western-ness is translated for Chinese. Though constantly refreshed by its Chinese roots and global influences, this hub of Cantonese culture has flourished along cosmopolitan lines to build a modern, outward-looking character. Successfully managing this perpetual instability helps make Hong Kong a postmodern stepping-stone city ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong, city, culture, Westerners, Chinese, Cantonese, cosmopolitan, film, fiction, architecture

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9789888028412
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028412.001.0001


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Kam Louie, editor

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