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The Resource Hong Kong : culture and the politics of disappearance, Ackbar Abbas

Hong Kong : culture and the politics of disappearance, Ackbar Abbas

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Hong Kong : culture and the politics of disappearance
Title
Hong Kong
Title remainder
culture and the politics of disappearance
Statement of responsibility
Ackbar Abbas
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Abbas, M. A.
Dewey number
951.25
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS796.H75
LC item number
A34 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Public worlds
Series volume
v. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Hong Kong (China)
Label
Hong Kong : culture and the politics of disappearance, Ackbar Abbas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Culture in a space of disappearance -- The New Hong Kong cinema and the déjà disparu -- Wong Kar-wai: Hong Kong filmmaker -- Building on disappearance: Hong Kong architecture and colonial space -- Photographing eisappearance -- Writing Hong Kong -- Coda: Hyphenation and postculture
Control code
35620297
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 155 pages
Isbn
9780816629244
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
96041269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Hong Kong : culture and the politics of disappearance, Ackbar Abbas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Culture in a space of disappearance -- The New Hong Kong cinema and the déjà disparu -- Wong Kar-wai: Hong Kong filmmaker -- Building on disappearance: Hong Kong architecture and colonial space -- Photographing eisappearance -- Writing Hong Kong -- Coda: Hyphenation and postculture
Control code
35620297
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 155 pages
Isbn
9780816629244
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
96041269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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