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Hong Kong ScreenscapesFrom the New Wave to the Digital Frontier$
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Esther M. K. Cheung, Gina Marchetti, and See-Kam Tan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028566

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028566.001.0001

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Hong Kong Screenscapes

Ming-Yuen S. Ma

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter was originally written as a fictional letter, addressed to Gina Marchetti, an editor and the organizer of the From Hong Kong/Hollywood at the Borders conference. It was intended to be a part of a larger project of fictional letters, which utilize the first-person voice and direct address of letter writing to formulate different polemical debates and theoretical positions. The book agreed to re-write the essay in a more conventional format, which works better with the other chapters in the book. Most of the revisions are at the beginning and the end of the essay, while the body of the text has not been changed much. The book hopes this explains the prevalent use of the “I” voice in the text.

Keywords:   Gina Marchetti, Hong Kong, first-person voice, letter writing, fictional letters

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