The specters of marginality and hybridity : "Hong Kong identity" in cultural criticism
Chinese Sociology and Anthropology
Like specters, "hybridity" and "marginality" hover over Hong Kong's cultural circle. In a cultural criticism forum, a speaker has said that a discourse on "hybridity" had appeared in Hong Kong cultural circles. Such discourse emphasizes "hybridity" and "marginality" as the most salient characteristics of Hong Kong's cultural identity, and they supposedly do not conform to any grand narratives.
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Translation © 1998 M. E. Sharpe, Inc., from the Chinese text. Published in the special issue on "Northbound Imaginary: Relocating Postcolonial Discourses in Hong Kong," Hong Kong Cultural Studies Bulletin 3 (1995): 16-26 (sponsored by the Program for Hong Kong Cultural Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong). Reprinted in Cultural Imaginary and Ideology: Contemporary Hong Kong Culture and Politics Review, ed. Stephen C.K. Chan (Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1997), pp. 31-52.
IP, I. C. (1998). The specters of marginality and hybridity: "Hong Kong identity" in cultural criticism. Chinese Sociology and Anthropology, 30(3), 45-64. doi: 10.2753/CSA0009-4625300345