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Desiring Hong Kong, Consuming South China: Transborder Cultural Politics, 1970-2010

Eric Kit-wai Ma


This book is a study of consumer desire and cultural production in China through the lived experience of ordinary people. It focuses on the complex and changing cultural patterns in Hong Kong's relationship with the neighbouring mainland. From interviews, TV dramas, media representations and other sources, the book traces the fading of Hong Kong's once-influential position as a role model for less-developed Mainland cities and explores changing perceptions as China grows in confidence. The first part examines the history of cross-border relations and movements from the 1970s, focusing on Hong ... More

Keywords: South China, Hong Kong, consumer desire, cultural consumption, media representations, border, lived experience, TV, cities, global capitalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9789888083459
Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888083459.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Kit-wai Ma, author