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The Hangover after the Handover: Things, Places and Cultural Icons in Hong Kong

Helena Y.W. Wu


As a former British colony (1842-1997) and now a Special Administrative Region (from 1997 onwards) practicing the “One Country Two Systems” policy with the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong has witnessed at all times how relations are formed, dissolved and refashioned amidst changing powers, identities and narratives. With an eye to real-life events and cultural representations, the book presents an interdisciplinary study of “local relations” through the lens of the things and places that stand or that have once stood for Hong Kong’s “local”. The book argues that the signification of the ... More

Keywords: Hong Kong cinema, Hong Kong culture and literature, East-Asian popular culture, East-Asian society, Political activism, Social movement, Identity politics, Colonialism / Postcolonialism, Greater China studies, Chinese studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621952
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621952.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helena Y.W. Wu, author
University of Zurich