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postgraduate thesis: Alienation in the fiction of Hon Lai-chu : the politics of space

TitleAlienation in the fiction of Hon Lai-chu : the politics of space
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chik, Y. [戚鈺峰]. (2014). Alienation in the fiction of Hon Lai-chu : the politics of space. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5318827
AbstractThis dissertation peruses the question of alienation through two short stories by the local writer Hon Lai-chu. The first objective is to delineate the exact form and content that the phenomenon of alienation assumes, its particularity in specific spatio-temporal settings, and the necessary relation of it to space and people within the contexts. At the centre of my materialist analysis lies a deprivation of what I call the right to space, and concomitant resistance by the narrators. The clarification of the specificity of alienation helps an understanding of it in and beyond any (con) text: It is but one form of an exploitative logic, of man imposed on man. Thus the urgent task now is as much to trace the various major ramifications of human exploitation, in different cultures across different periods, through which the nature of human condition can be gauged, as to pave a way to articulation of localisms instead of Localism, with respect to the situation of Hong Kong. The second objective so registers a refusal of a reductive and totalizing rubric of describing our city. I instead seek to ascribe the validity of this description to the average person. It is through their actions and voices in everyday life that they regain, however briefly, the right to space, and therewith constitute personal resistance which I give the name localisms.
DegreeMaster of Arts
SubjectSpace perception in literature
Dept/ProgramLiterary and Cultural Studies
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206608

 

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dc.contributor.authorChik, Yuk-fung-
dc.contributor.author戚鈺峰-
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-19T23:15:33Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-19T23:15:33Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationChik, Y. [戚鈺峰]. (2014). Alienation in the fiction of Hon Lai-chu : the politics of space. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5318827-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/206608-
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation peruses the question of alienation through two short stories by the local writer Hon Lai-chu. The first objective is to delineate the exact form and content that the phenomenon of alienation assumes, its particularity in specific spatio-temporal settings, and the necessary relation of it to space and people within the contexts. At the centre of my materialist analysis lies a deprivation of what I call the right to space, and concomitant resistance by the narrators. The clarification of the specificity of alienation helps an understanding of it in and beyond any (con) text: It is but one form of an exploitative logic, of man imposed on man. Thus the urgent task now is as much to trace the various major ramifications of human exploitation, in different cultures across different periods, through which the nature of human condition can be gauged, as to pave a way to articulation of localisms instead of Localism, with respect to the situation of Hong Kong. The second objective so registers a refusal of a reductive and totalizing rubric of describing our city. I instead seek to ascribe the validity of this description to the average person. It is through their actions and voices in everyday life that they regain, however briefly, the right to space, and therewith constitute personal resistance which I give the name localisms.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshSpace perception in literature-
dc.titleAlienation in the fiction of Hon Lai-chu : the politics of space-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5318827-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Arts-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineLiterary and Cultural Studies-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b5318827-

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