The Englishized Subject

Postcolonial Writings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

  • Kwok-kan Tam

About this book


This book addresses issues of how the cultures in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia have been Englishized in postcolonial and globcalized contexts, not just in terms of language, but also in writers’/people’s subjectivity. Taking a cultural-literary approach to the study of Englishized subjectivity, the book offers a unique study of hybridized literary/language forms by relating them to bilingual thinking and bicultural sensibility. Poets, novelists and playwrights have different strategies to cope with new images and new forms of expression that can capture their sense of hybridized identity, and as a result, hybridity becomes creativity.


Postcolonial Studies Asian Englishes Critical Discourse Analysis Hong Kong English Literature Singapore English Literature Malaysian English Literature English Language Education Englishization New Asian Subjectivity

Authors and affiliations

  • Kwok-kan Tam
    • 1
  1. 1.The Hang Seng University of Hong KongShatinHong Kong

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-2519-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-2520-5
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