Faculty Advisor

Dr. Maialen Marin-Lacarta

Abstract

The debut of the first Hong Kong literary periodical Companion in 1928 marked the beginning of Hong Kong literature. Continually thriving over decades, the literature attracted greater attention only in the recent 30 years in the local and Sinophone literary world. Globally, this young literature is still remaining in a peripheral position in the constellation of world literary works.

This paper briefly introduces the development of Hong Kong literature. An analytical exploration of the translations of Hong Kong literature since the 2000s is offered, examining the source texts’ authors and genres, the target texts’ languages, and the mediums of publishing. By such analysis, it attempts to understand the challenges and opportunities for translating and publishing those literary works. As a conclusion, this paper tries to propose ways for Hong Kong literature to forge towards the world.

Department/Unit

Department of English Language and Literature

Year of Award

2018

Prize

Honourable Mention

Document Type

Student Paper

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