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Book Launch: Found in Transition: Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China
 
 
Date: 27 February 2019 
 
School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to the Book Launch:

Found in Transition: Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China

Prof. Stephen Yiu-Wai Chu
Director, Hong Kong Studies Programme, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, HKU 

27 Feb 2019 (Wed) 4:30-6:00
CRT-4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Found in Transition juxtaposes a series of critical issues related to Hong Kong that has confounded those who care deeply about this Special Administrative Region of China. Drawing on recent developments in Hong Kong, especially with respect to language, movies and popular songs as modes of resistance to “Mainlandization” and different forms of censorship, this book aims to provide a critical account of the former British colony in the contexts of both global capitalism and the age of China. It is also an attempt to imagine the future of Hong Kong by underlining Hong Kong studies as a method. 

Stephen Yiu-Wai Chu is Professor and Director of Hong Kong Studies Program, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, The University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on postcolonialism, globalization and Hong Kong culture. He has published more than 30 books, including Lost in Transition: Hong Kong Culture in the Age of China (2013), Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History (2017), Found in Transition: Hong Kong Studies in the Age of China (2018), and edited volume Hong Kong Culture and Society in the New Millennium: Hong Kong as Method (2017). He is also the chief editor of two Chinese-language book series on Hong Kong published by Chung Hwa Book Company: “Cultural Hong Kong” and “Hong Kong Popular Lyricists.”

 
 
     
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