Cultural studies in a still colonial context : imagining Hong Kong between world and home
Shue Yan Journal of English/Cultural Studies
Shue Yan College
In the dynamic scene of contemporary Hongkong public culture, the fascinating representation of such emotional traces as anxiety, bewilderment and despair are embodied and processed in a machinery of highly sophisticated multi-media narrative constructs. The resultant spectacle——viewed through a patchwork of "moves" in language pragmatism (in Lyotard's sense of the just(ice) game)——is driven, in my analysis, by a public imaginary which, if mapped onto a network of "rules" governing the respective popular "games," would seem extremely useful for identifying the form and problematic of what might be called the cultural imaginary of Hong Kong.
Copyright © Chan, Ching-kiu Stephen, "Cultural Studies in a Still Colonial Context: Imagining Hong Kong Between World and Home," in Marginality, Postcoloniality and Counter-discourse, a special issue of Shue Yan Journal of English/Cultural Studies, 1 (Fall 1995): 56-63. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.
Chan, C.-K. S. (1995). Cultural studies in a still colonial context: Imagining Hong Kong between world and home. Shue Yan Journal of English/Cultural Studies, 1, 56-63.