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[Book Talk] The Hangover After The Handover: Things, Places, and Cultural Icons in Hong Kong

[Book Talk] The Hangover After The Handover: Things, Places, and Cultural Icons in Hong Kong

Helena Wu (University of British Columbia)
Discussant: Winnie Yee (University of Hong Kong); Stephen Chu (University of Hong Kong)

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (Pacific Time)
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As a former British colony and then a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong has witnessed at all times how relations are formed, dissolved, and refashioned amidst changing powers, identities, and narratives. With cultural icons as an agency, the book offers lessons to learn from the city by opening up manifold postcolonial perspectives to confront and interrogate the volatile experiences in the new millennia - unprecedented since the Cold War era - shared by Hong Kong and other regions. 

Helena Wu is Assistant Professor in Hong Kong Studies in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests revolve around Hong Kong cinema, literature, and culture. She is interested in developing interdisciplinary approached to textual and visual narratives, popular culture, creative industries, and identity studies. In one of her latest projects, she explores film, television, and sport spectatorships in post-handover Hong Kong, in order to understand how creative expression and audience activities affect cultural (industry) practices, the construction of identity and relationship between content producers, distributors, and spectators, and vice versa.

This event is organized by Global Hong Kong Studies @ University of California.

Sponsor(s): Asia Pacific Center, Center for Chinese Studies