9780816629251-0816629250-Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance (Public Worlds)

Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance (Public Worlds)

ISBN-13: 9780816629251
ISBN-10: 0816629250
Edition: First edition
Author: Abbas, Ackbar
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Format: Paperback 168 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780816629251
ISBN-10: 0816629250
Edition: First edition
Author: Abbas, Ackbar
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Format: Paperback 168 pages

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Acknowledged authors Abbas, Ackbar wrote Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance (Public Worlds) comprising 168 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0816629250 and 9780816629251. Since then Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance (Public Worlds) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Culture of Hong Kong encompasses Jackie Chan and John Woo, British colonial architecture and postmodern skyscrapers. Ironically, it was not until they were faced with the imposition of Mainland power - with the signing of the Sino-British Joint Agreement in 1984 - that the denizens of the colony began the search for a Hong Kong identity. According to Abbas, Hong Kong's peculiar lack of identity is due to its status as "not so much a place as a space of transit, " whose residents think of themselves as transients and migrants on their way from China to somewhere else. In this intriguing and provocative exploration of its cinema, architecture, photography, and literature, Ackbar Abbas considers what Hong Kong, with its unique relations to decolonization and disappearance, can teach us about the future of both the colonial city and the global city.

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