Hybrid Hong Kong by Kwok-bun Chan

By Kwok-bun Chan

Hybrid Hong Kong makes an attempt to draw and excite the highbrow, cultural, fiscal and political elites in addition to the clever laymen of Hong Kong - optimistically sufficient for them to take a more in-depth examine their society - whereas engendering a public discourse at the city's id, its earlier, current and destiny. Hong Kong is at its crossroads. With a colonial previous and having been passed over, and again, to China in 1997, the town has on account that been facing a strategy of re-sinification and re-integration (not completely sought after) into the Pearl River Delta area of mainland China, all of that have far-reaching effects for id politics, tradition, loyalty and attachment, and daily livelihood.

The hybridity idea deals an in-between area, and time, to relate, describe and make feel of the various layers of entanglement of cultural, anthropological, monetary and political forces that impinge, impression, occasionally confuse, even disturb, the typical lives of the Hongkongers who've made up our minds to name the town domestic. The booklet probes a number websites and locales of a Hongkonger's common habitat, together with movie and tv, ethnicity, well known song video clips, homosexual identities, type, paintings, theatre, Cantopop digital dance track, museum, visible arts, the Muslim adolescence, foodstuff and delicacies, and chinese language and western drugs. in response to ethnography, fieldwork and player remark, Hybrid Hong Kong intends to exhibit and clarify hybridity because it is played within the public in addition to inner most spheres of urban existence.

This publication was once initially released as a unique factor of Visual Anthropology.

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