By Janet Ng
Materially grounded research of up to date movie, literature, and tune in Hong Kong that resists the superficial stereotypes of the “global city.”
Hong Kong is usually forged within the function of the paradigmatic “global city,” epitomizing postmodernism and globalization, and representing a imaginative and prescient of a sophisticated worldwide and capitalist destiny. In Paradigm City, Janet Ng takes us earlier the obsession with 1997—the 12 months of Hong Kong’s go back to China—to specialize in the advanced makes use of and meanings of city house in Hong Kong within the interval following that move. She demonstrates how the layout and ordering of the city’s house and the practices it helps inculcates a selected civic aesthetic between Hong Kong’s inhabitants that corresponds to capitalist in addition to nationalist ideologies. Ng’s insightful connections among modern movie, literature, song and different media and the particular areas of the city—such as parks, purchasing shops, and household spaces—provide a wealthy and nuanced photograph of Hong Kong today.
“…Paradigm urban is friendly analyzing and conveys relatively comprehensively the complicated socio-political dynamics of a urban that has but to discover a transparent identification in the course of a probably endless transition.” — China Journal
“…covers a lot in a relatively fascinating way.” — CHOICE
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