Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a Borrowed Place

Hong Kong 20/20: Reflections on a Borrowed Place

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The handover in 1997 saw Hong Kong?™s smooth transition from colonial to Communist rule under the auspices of the ?˜one country, two systems??framework. But twenty years on, the real impact of the sovereignty change is just starting to register: the city?™s near-total economic integration with the mainland, a massive influx of Chinese visitors, simmering cross-border tensions and a rapid erosion of freedoms. Believing that we are stronger and louder together, PEN Hong Kong invited some of Hong Kong?™s most prominent literary and creative minds to reflect on the city?™s post-colonial development, in a definitive compendium of essays, poems, fiction and artwork that marks this historical milestone.


Michael Braga · Mary-Jean Chan · Jennifer S. Cheng · Kris Cheng · Chow Hon Fai · Larry Feign · Harry Harrison · Gérard Henry · Louise Ho · Oscar Ho Hing Kay · Tammy Ho Lai-Ming · Sarah Howe · Law Lok Man, Louise · Arthur Leung · Leung Ping-Kwan · Louisa Lim · Shirley Geok-lin Lim · Lui Wing Kai, Eric · William Nee · Jason Y. Ng · Margaret Ng · Timothy O?™Leary · Michael O?™Sullivan · Ilaria Maria Sala · Mishi Saran · Shahilla Shariff · Shen Jian · So Mei Chi · Tang Siu Wa · Eddie Tay · Chip Tsao · Stephen Vines · Marco Wan · Wawa · Kate Whitehead · Joshua Wong · Nicholas Wong · Xu Xi · Marco Yan · Chris Yeung · Douglas Young

With forewords by Timothy Garton Ash and Kevin Lau Chun-to.

The handover in 1997 saw Hong Kong?™s smooth transition from colonial to Communist rule under the auspices of the ?˜one country, two systems??framework. But twenty years on, the real impact of the sovereignty change is just starting to register: the city?™s near-total economic integration with the mainland, a massive influx of Chinese visitors, simmering cross-border tensions and a rapid erosion of freedoms. Believing that we are stronger and louder together, PEN Hong Kong invited some of Hong Kong?™s most prominent literary and creative minds to reflect on the city?™s post-colonial development, in a definitive compendium of essays, poems, fiction and artwork that marks this historical milestone.


Michael Braga · Mary-Jean Chan · Jennifer S. Cheng · Kris Cheng · Chow Hon Fai · Larry Feign · Harry Harrison · Gérard Henry · Louise Ho · Oscar Ho Hing Kay · Tammy Ho Lai-Ming · Sarah Howe · Law Lok Man, Louise · Arthur Leung · Leung Ping-Kwan · Louisa Lim · Shirley Geok-lin Lim · Lui Wing Kai, Eric · William Nee · Jason Y. Ng · Margaret Ng · Timothy O?™Leary · Michael O?™Sullivan · Ilaria Maria Sala · Mishi Saran · Shahilla Shariff · Shen Jian · So Mei Chi · Tang Siu Wa · Eddie Tay · Chip Tsao · Stephen Vines · Marco Wan · Wawa · Kate Whitehead · Joshua Wong · Nicholas Wong · Xu Xi · Marco Yan · Chris Yeung · Douglas Young

With forewords by Timothy Garton Ash and Kevin Lau Chun-to.