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Article: The Hi/Stories of Hong Kong

TitleThe Hi/Stories of Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsDialectic
Historical
Agents
Macro
Micro-HISTORY
Issue Date2001
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/09502386.asp
Citation
Cultural Studies, 2001, v. 15 n. 3/4, p. 564-590 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper examines the formation of modernity in three colonialist epics of Hong Kong and the recent historical and fictional works that aim to rewrite the history of the'local'. Adopting a challenge-response structure, the paper argues that the colonialist epics construct a monolithic discourse of modernity-as-progress via the amnesia of conflicts, tensions, and processes of domination and negotiation in the rural and everyday space of colonial Hong Kong. It is stressed that to piece together the above anomalies is not an attempt to restore a pre-given'native' to but rather an endeavour to examine how the 'local' as divergent historical agents shaped and has been shaped by the political, social, and economic environment of Hong Kong and the larger world outside. This can be called a model of dialectics composed of an internal dialectic and a dialectic of articulation. In this regard, with the benefit of the rapprochement of history and anthropology and a non-linear view of history, this paper is a historical bricolage of the anomalous history of Hong Kong, aiming to destabilize the Hong Kong historical grand narrative. Through rethinking the impact of the colonial experience, this paper hopes to liberate alterity and diversity in historical interpretations and imaginations.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54380
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dc.contributor.authorCheung, EMKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-03T07:45:04Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-03T07:45:04Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_HK
dc.identifier.citationCultural Studies, 2001, v. 15 n. 3/4, p. 564-590en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0950-2386en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/54380-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the formation of modernity in three colonialist epics of Hong Kong and the recent historical and fictional works that aim to rewrite the history of the'local'. Adopting a challenge-response structure, the paper argues that the colonialist epics construct a monolithic discourse of modernity-as-progress via the amnesia of conflicts, tensions, and processes of domination and negotiation in the rural and everyday space of colonial Hong Kong. It is stressed that to piece together the above anomalies is not an attempt to restore a pre-given'native' to but rather an endeavour to examine how the 'local' as divergent historical agents shaped and has been shaped by the political, social, and economic environment of Hong Kong and the larger world outside. This can be called a model of dialectics composed of an internal dialectic and a dialectic of articulation. In this regard, with the benefit of the rapprochement of history and anthropology and a non-linear view of history, this paper is a historical bricolage of the anomalous history of Hong Kong, aiming to destabilize the Hong Kong historical grand narrative. Through rethinking the impact of the colonial experience, this paper hopes to liberate alterity and diversity in historical interpretations and imaginations.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/routledge/09502386.aspen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectDialecticen_HK
dc.subjectHistoricalen_HK
dc.subjectAgentsen_HK
dc.subjectMacroen_HK
dc.subjectMicro-HISTORYen_HK
dc.titleThe Hi/Stories of Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0950-2386&volume=15&issue=3/4&spage=564&epage=590&date=2001&atitle=The+Hi/Stories+of+Hong+Kongen_HK
dc.identifier.emailCheung, EMK: estherch@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepostprinten_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/095023800110046704en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros69663-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000171391700008-

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