Brief Notes Towards a Collective Hong Kong Story: Place, Language, History and Politics

  • Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, Hong Kong Baptist University

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming, Hong Kong Baptist University
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is a Hong Kong-born poet and editor. She is the founding co-editor of Asian Cha and Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she teaches fiction, poetics and modern drama. Her co-edited Desde Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octavio Paz (Chameleon Press) was launched in November 2014.
Published
2014-12-15
How to Cite
LAI-MING, HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY, Tammy Ho. Brief Notes Towards a Collective Hong Kong Story: Place, Language, History and Politics. <i>Asiatic</i>: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 2, p. 3-16, dec. 2014. ISSN 1985-3106. Available at: <http://journals.iium.edu.my/asiatic/index.php/AJELL/article/view/486>. Date accessed: 27 sep. 2017.
Section
Articles