Sunset Survivors: Meet the People Keeping Hong Kong's Traditional Industries Alive

Sunset Survivors: Meet the People Keeping Hong Kong's Traditional Industries Alive

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Sunset Survivors tells the stories of Hong Kong¡¦s traditional tradesmen and women through stunning imagery and candid interviews. Covering a myriad of curious professions that are quickly falling into obscurity, from fortune telling to face threading and letter writing to bird cage making, readers soon find themselves immersed in the streets of old Hong Kong.

Filled with interviews, photographs and little-known facts about the city¡¦s twilight industries, Sunset Survivors is a tribute to those who keep the flame burning in a city besieged by foreign imports and stiff competition. This book is a celebration of Hong Kong¡¦s cultural identity. It preserves the memory of these hardy men and women, and educates visitors and locals on the foundations on which the city was built.

An up-close and personal look at the industries and workers that gave rise to the Hong Kong of today, Sunset Survivors is more than just a travel or coffee-table book; it is a tribute to the city¡¦s character, a celebration of its roots and a guide to its evolution.

In a city undergoing a dramatic cultural shift, balancing social and political upheaval, the need to document Hong Kong¡¦s traditional livelihoods has seldom been greater. Capturing the true personality of this metropolis, Sunset Survivors is a vital piece of history.

 

PRODUCT DETAILS :

ISBN : 9789887792833
BY (AUTHOR) Varty, Lindsay, PHOTOGRAPHS BY Jones, Gary
PUBLISHER : Blacksmith Books PUBLICATION DATE : October 01, 2018
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong IMPRINT : Blacksmith Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 235 mm x 180 mm
WEIGHT : 954 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
Society & Social Sciences
The Arts

DESCRIPTION :

Sunset Survivors tells the stories of Hong Kong¡¦s traditional tradesmen and women through stunning imagery and candid interviews. Covering a myriad of curious professions that are quickly falling into obscurity, from fortune telling to face threading and letter writing to bird cage making, readers soon find themselves immersed in the streets of old Hong Kong.

Filled with interviews, photographs and little-known facts about the city¡¦s twilight industries, Sunset Survivors is a tribute to those who keep the flame burning in a city besieged by foreign imports and stiff competition. This book is a celebration of Hong Kong¡¦s cultural identity. It preserves the memory of these hardy men and women, and educates visitors and locals on the foundations on which the city was built.

An up-close and personal look at the industries and workers that gave rise to the Hong Kong of today, Sunset Survivors is more than just a travel or coffee-table book; it is a tribute to the city¡¦s character, a celebration of its roots and a guide to its evolution.

In a city undergoing a dramatic cultural shift, balancing social and political upheaval, the need to document Hong Kong¡¦s traditional livelihoods has seldom been greater. Capturing the true personality of this metropolis, Sunset Survivors is a vital piece of history.

 

PRODUCT DETAILS :

ISBN : 9789887792833
BY (AUTHOR) Varty, Lindsay, PHOTOGRAPHS BY Jones, Gary
PUBLISHER : Blacksmith Books PUBLICATION DATE : October 01, 2018
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : Hong Kong IMPRINT : Blacksmith Books
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 235 mm x 180 mm
WEIGHT : 954 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
Society & Social Sciences
The Arts