On the Language of Resistance: Hong Kong Literature after 1989
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AbstractThe paper gives an account of the literary culture of Cantonese-speaking Hong Kong writers from 1989, through the handover of Hong Kong in 1997 and up to 2010s. It explores the origins of Sinophone literature and tells the story of how Hong Kong writers like Wong Bik-wan (1961—), Dung Kai-cheung (1967—) and Chan Koon-chung (1952—) developed the language of resistance by interplaying with ‘Chineseness’, ‘Localism’ and ‘Culture of Dis-appearance’ in the 1990s, a critical decade of literary and cultural debates arising from the Tiananmen Incident in China in 1989.
All Author(s) ListWong Nim Yan
Name of Conference2016 Research Forum on Chinese Literature, Linguistics, Culture and Education (LLCE)
Start Date of Conference28/11/2016
End Date of Conference29/11/2016
Place of ConferenceThe University of Sydney
Country/Region of ConferenceAustralia
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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