Hong Kong: Anthropological Essays on a Chinese Metropolis by Grant Evans,Maria Tam

By Grant Evans,Maria Tam

Hong Kong has turn into a by-word for all that's glossy and gleaming in Asia today.
Yet vacationer brochures nonetheless play with the outdated cliche of Hong Kong as a spot the place 'East meets West'. photos of so-called 'traditional' China, junks crusing Victoria Harbour or outdated girls praying to gods in smoky temples, mingle with these portraying Hong Kong as a shopper and enterprise paradise.
This choice of essays makes an attempt to go beyond the previous polarities. It seems to be at glossy Hong Kong in all its splendour and variety within the run-up to its re-absorption into higher China in mid-97, throughout the mediums of movie, nutrition, structure, rumours and slang.
It explores the query of a special, smooth chinese language id in Hong Kong, or even while it explores the conventional stamping flooring of the older anthropology within the New Territories it unearths a dramatically replaced context, particularly for women.
This assortment offers an exciting perception into the method of transition from 'tradition' to 'modernity' during this glossy chinese language Metropolis.

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