Hong Kong Culture and Society in the New Millennium

Hong Kong as Method

  • Yiu-Wai Chu

Part of the The Humanities in Asia book series (HIA, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Framing Hong Kong (as Method)

  3. The Local, the Global and the National

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Sidney C. H. Cheung
      Pages 79-90
    3. Desmond Hok-Man Sham
      Pages 91-110
  4. Hybridity, Marginality and Resistance

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 211-219

About this book


This book discusses the notion of “Hong Kong as Method” as it relates to the rise of China in the context of Asianization. It explores new Hong Kong imaginaries with regard to the complex relationship between the local, the national and the global. The major theoretical thrust of the book is to address the reconfiguration of Hong Kong’s culture and society in an age of global modernity from the standpoints of different disciplines, exploring the possibilities of approaching Hong Kong as a method. Through critical inquiries into different fields related to Hong Kong’s culture and society, including gender, resistance and minorities, various perspectives on the country’s culture and society can be re-assessed.  New directions and guidelines related to Hong Kong are also presented, offering a unique resource for researchers and students in the fields of cultural studies, media studies, postcolonial studies, globalization and Asian studies.


Hong Kong Studies Hong Kong Culture and Society Global Modernity The context of Asianization Hybridity and Marginality The Local The Global The National

Editors and affiliations

  • Yiu-Wai Chu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Modern Languages and CulturesThe University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3667-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3668-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-6890
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-6904
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