City Voices: Hong Kong Writing in English 1945 to the Present

XI Xu (Editor) Michael Ingham (Editor)

Product Details

Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date
April 08, 2003
6.5 X 1.0 X 9.4 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

Xu Xi, a Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong, is one of Asia's leading English-language writers. She is the author of five books three novels - The Unwalled City (2001), Hong Kong Rose (1997) and Chinese Walls (1994), and two short fiction collections - History's Fiction (2001) and Daughters of Hui (1996). Her other published work includes stories, essays, op-ed's, book reviews, and she is also the Hong Kong regional editor for Routledge's Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literature in English (second edition). She publishes under her Chinese name, but earlier work appeared under her current and former English names, S. Komala and Chako respectively. Literary awards include a New York State Arts Foundation fiction fellowship and writer-in-residence at Kulturhuset USF of Bergen, Norway, the Jack Kerouac Project in Orlando, Florida and the Anderson Center at Red Wing, Minnesota. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in fiction from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is on the MFA fiction faculty at Vermont College in Montpelier. Mike Ingham has BA and Master's degrees in European Literature and Linguistics from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in English Drama and Literature from the University of Hong Kong. He has been teaching English Studies in the English Department at Lingnan University since 1999. Previously he worked for the Hong Kong Education Department at the Institute of Language in Education and subsequently the Hong Kong Institute of Education, as well as teaching on the first MA in East-West Theatre Studies in Hong Kong. Speech development, literature and drama in education are his areas of professional expertise. He is a founder member of Theatre Action, a Hong Kong-based drama group that specializes in action research on more literary drama texts.


"As the first anthology of Hong Kong prose and poetry written in English, City Voices is a groundbreaking collection that propels readers from the early writing of the 1950s through the creative surge of the 1990s into today. City Voices has poignant, gor
"This most necessary and wildly ambitious collection is as boisterous and packed with voices as a Hong Kong street. With an unruly grace, City Voices boldly asserts the rich variety and vitality of the city's literary production, past and present. What a
"This anthology, containing selections from Hong Kong writers both famous and newly discovered, lays the soul of Hong Kong bare. In writings by turn humorous or dark, we get a look at the secret life of what is arguably the world's most interesting and co
"What shape will Hong Kong literature take in the hands of Mother China? This seminal anthology of Hong Kong literature in English hints at myriad possibilities the city becoming more Chinese and less British, or mainland China becoming more Hong Kong, or