The Disappearance of Hong Kong in Comics, Advertising and Graphic Design

  • Wendy Siuyi Wong

Part of the East Asian Popular Culture book series (EAPC)

About this book


This book examines Hong Kong’s struggle against the disappearance of its unique identity under the historical challenges of colonialism, in addition to the more recent reimposition of Chinese authoritarian government control, as reflected in three under-researched forms of visual media: comics, advertising and graphic design. Each section of the book focuses on one of these three forms, and each chapter focuses on one stage of Hong Kong’s changing cultural identity. The articulative position of this book is on studies of visual cultural history and media communication. Its case studies will broaden readers’ own cultural knowledge for a more international understanding. The Disappearance of Hong Kong in Comics, Advertising and Graphic Design advances the development of its three key subjects in terms of identity, communication and cultural politics, aiming to reach a wide range of multidisciplinary readers.


Post-1945 Hong Kong Hong Kong Popular Media Hong Kong and Consumerism Hong Kong Creative Industry Comics and Advertising cultural identities in Hong Kong cultural politics of Hong Kong visual cultural history of Hong Kong culture of disappearance

Authors and affiliations

  • Wendy Siuyi Wong
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DesignYork UniversityToronto, ONCanada

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