Hong Kong Gothic : "Tattoo me"《紋身不由己》

Streaming Media


Department of Translation and the Library

Event Title

Booktalk at Library

Document Type

Book Talk




2:30 p.m. -- 4:00 p.m.


Activity Room, 1/F, Lingnan University Library


Presented by the Department of Translation, the Library, and CLB9030 Vampires, Monsters, and the Gothic in Literature and Culture.

Moderated by Prof. Birgit BUNZEL LINDER, the book sharing event began with an introduction by Mr. Simon BERRY, the author of short story "Tattoo Me" in the book "Hong Kong Gothic", and followed by live readings in English and Cantonese versions by our students from Department of Translation. The Chinese translation was done by Ms. Cheri CHAN for her FYP in 2020/21.

Book abstract
In the apparently modern metropolis of Hong Kong, you may encounter monsters that prey on lust, ghosts suffering from loneliness, and demons come to collect the doomed. Love, greed, pride, and sorrow mingle with madness and the supernatural in a city as Gothic as any in the Old World. These stories creep, slither and claw their way from the perilously steep streets of Sheung Wan to the dark tunnels of the MTR and on into the jungle wilderness of the New Territories, showing you a side of Hong Kong you did not suspect and will not forget.

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English; Cantonese

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Recommended Citation

Berry, S. & Bunzel Linder, B. (2021, December 1). Hong Kong Gothic: "Tattoo me"《紋身不由己》[Video podcast]. Retrieved from https://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/919/