Post-handover identity: contested cultural bonding between China and Hong Kong
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AbstractThis study examines the formation of Hong Kong identity and its cultural articulation in Chinese identity in the post-handover years. Surveys of Hong Kong identity conducted between 1996 and 2016 demonstrate a set of interlinked yet contradictory findings: (i) the coexistence of both cultural pride in and resistance to cultural icons that represent the Chinese state; (ii) weakening correlations between China and Hong Kong regarding cultural affiliation; and (iii) the growing significance of cultural resistance to China by people who love Hong Kong. The survey results indicate the prevalence of an ambivalent identity in post-handover Hong Kong with regard to the coexistence of opposing attitudes toward Chinese identity. These results provide evidence of the complex cultural bonding between China and Hong Kong in the development of the China-Hong Kong relationship since the handover in 1997.
All Author(s) ListFung AYH, Chan CK
Journal nameChinese Journal of Communication
Volume Number10
Issue Number4
Pages395 - 412
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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