Hong Kong 20/20 : Reflections on a Borrowed Place
The handover in 1997 saw Hong Kong's smooth transition from colonial to Communist rule under the auspices of the 'one country, two systems' framework. But twenty years on, the real impact of the sovereignty change is just starting to register: the city's near-total economic integration with the mainland, a massive influx of Chinese visitors, simmering cross-border tensions and a rapid erosion of freedoms. Believing that we are stronger and louder together, PEN Hong Kong invited some of Hong Kong's most prominent literary and creative minds to reflect on the city's post-colonial development, in a definitive compendium of essays, poems, fiction and artwork that marks this historical milestone. Michael Braga - Mary-Jean Chan - Jennifer S. Cheng - Kris Cheng - Chow Hon Fai - Larry Feign - Harry Harrison - Gérard Henry - Louise Ho - Oscar Ho Hing Kay - Tammy Ho Lai-Ming - Sarah Howe - Law Lok Man, Louise - Arthur Leung - Leung Ping-Kwan - Louisa Lim - Shirley Geok-lin Lim - Lui Wing Kai, Eric - William Nee - Jason Y. Ng - Margaret Ng - Timothy O'Leary - Michael O'Sullivan - Ilaria Maria Sala - Mishi Saran - Shahilla Shariff - Shen Jian - So Mei Chi - Tang Siu Wa - Eddie Tay - Chip Tsao - Stephen Vines - Marco Wan - Wawa - Kate Whitehead - Joshua Wong - Nicholas Wong - Xu Xi - Marco Yan - Chris Yeung - Douglas Young With forewords by Timothy Garton Ash and Kevin Lau Chun-to.
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- Paperback | 400 pages
- 140 x 215 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
- 07 Sep 2017
- Blacksmith Books
- Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the world's greatest cities. It will be at the centre of some of the political and intellectual arguments of the century ahead. My own bet is that the success of Hong Kong's pluralist citizenship will come out on top whatever the challenges. Reading many of the contributions [in Hong Kong 20/20] confirms me in that view.--Chris Patten, the last governor of Hong Kong
About PEN Hong Kong
PEN Hong Kong is one of the 148 centers of PEN International. Founded in 2016, it is a not-for-profit bilingual society of Hong Kong-based writers, poets, publishers, editors, translators, journalists and academics, aimed at promoting literature and defending the freedom of expression in Hong Kong.