Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City

Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City

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Set in the long-lost City of Victoria (a fictional world similar to Hong Kong), Atlas is written from the unified perspective of future archaeologists struggling to rebuild a thrilling metropolis. Divided into four sections-"Theory," "The City," "Streets," and "Signs"-the novel reimagines Victoria through maps and other historical documents and artifacts, mixing real-world scenarios with purely imaginary people and events while incorporating anecdotes and actual and fictional social commentary and critique. Much like the quasi-fictional adventures in map-reading and remapping explored by Paul Auster, Jorge Luis Borges, and Italo Calvino, Dung Kai-cheung's novel challenges the representation of place and history and the limits of technical and scientific media in reconstructing a history. It best exemplifies the author's versatility and experimentation, along with China's rapidly evolving literary culture, by blending fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a story about succeeding and failing to recapture the things we lose. Playing with a variety of styles and subjects, Dung Kai-cheung inventively engages with the fate of Hong Kong since its British "handover" in 1997, which officially marked the end of colonial rule and the beginning of an uncharted future.

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ISBN : 9780231161008
BY (AUTHOR) Dung, Kai-cheung, TRANSLATED BY Dung, Kai-cheung, TRANSLATED BY Hansson, Anders, TRANSLATED BY McDougall, Bonnie S.
PUBLISHER : Columbia University Press PUBLICATION DATE : July 17, 2012
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Columbia University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 140 mm
SERIES : Weatherhead Books on Asia

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DESCRIPTION :
Set in the long-lost City of Victoria (a fictional world similar to Hong Kong), Atlas is written from the unified perspective of future archaeologists struggling to rebuild a thrilling metropolis. Divided into four sections-"Theory," "The City," "Streets," and "Signs"-the novel reimagines Victoria through maps and other historical documents and artifacts, mixing real-world scenarios with purely imaginary people and events while incorporating anecdotes and actual and fictional social commentary and critique. Much like the quasi-fictional adventures in map-reading and remapping explored by Paul Auster, Jorge Luis Borges, and Italo Calvino, Dung Kai-cheung's novel challenges the representation of place and history and the limits of technical and scientific media in reconstructing a history. It best exemplifies the author's versatility and experimentation, along with China's rapidly evolving literary culture, by blending fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a story about succeeding and failing to recapture the things we lose. Playing with a variety of styles and subjects, Dung Kai-cheung inventively engages with the fate of Hong Kong since its British "handover" in 1997, which officially marked the end of colonial rule and the beginning of an uncharted future.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780231161008
BY (AUTHOR) Dung, Kai-cheung, TRANSLATED BY Dung, Kai-cheung, TRANSLATED BY Hansson, Anders, TRANSLATED BY McDougall, Bonnie S.
PUBLISHER : Columbia University Press PUBLICATION DATE : July 17, 2012
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Columbia University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 178 mm x 140 mm
SERIES : Weatherhead Books on Asia

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
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* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.