Department of English Language and Literature
For the last seven years, the online journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal has been publishing poetic works investigating Hong Kong identity and politics. As such, Cha provides a useful source for exploring the different thematic concerns which have preoccupied post-handover writing on the city. In this short essay, I focus on four of these thematic areas (place, language, colonial history and politics) and discuss how they reflect changing political, economic and social realities within Hong Kong.
Colonial history, English, Hong Kong, place, poetry, politics
Source Publication Title
Asiatic : IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature
International Islamic University Malaysia
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Ho, Tammy Lai-Ming. "Brief notes towards a collective Hong Kong story: Place, language, history and politics." Asiatic : IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature 8.2 (2014): 3-16.