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The Hangover after the HandoverThings, Places and Cultural Icons in Hong Kong$
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Helena Y.W. Wu

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781789621952

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781789621952.001.0001

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Conclusion: Local and Translocal: Lessons from Hong Kong

Conclusion: Local and Translocal: Lessons from Hong Kong

(p.149) Conclusion: Local and Translocal: Lessons from Hong Kong
The Hangover after the Handover

Helena Y.W. Wu

Liverpool University Press

The concluding chapter interrogates the troubling notion of hybridity, which was believed to be the core constituency of Hong Kong culture and identity in the pre-1997 era, but its actual practice and application has been subjected to questions in the postmillennial time. In view of the diversified and sometimes contradicting experiences and emotions that have been accumulated since the colonial era and have been continuously produced in post-handover Hong Kong, the chapter brings forth the potentialities of local relations by further problematizing the triangular articulation of the global, the local and the national in the context of Hong Kong and beyond. After all, how local relations are constellated embodies the continuous acts of deterritorialization and reterritorialization, not necessarily in terms of political control but through the cultural and social relations formed between things, places and bodies within the city.

Keywords:   Hybridity, Territorialization, Cultural policy, Indigenous studies, Policy-making, Translocalization, Transnationalization, Geopolitics, Election, Cosmopolitanism

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