Worlding Hong Kong Literature: Dung Kai-cheung’s Atlas

  • Heidi Yu Huang


Huang offers a reflective overview of various approaches in current world literature studies and investigates the concept of “worlding” as a becoming process that involves both the spatial and temporal dimension in light of Bakhtin’s theory of dialogism. Huang also discusses the origin and purpose of the city-making narrative in her dialogic reading of Dung Kai-cheung’s half-fictional, half-historical novel Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City. With a special focus on the performativity of maps, she analyzes the multidimensional interconnectedness among the text, the reader, the author, and the context. This chapter concludes with the possibilities of worlding the relatively invisible and peripheral Hong Kong literature into an encompassing, heteroglossic, and interactive constellation of world literary works.


Hong Kong literature World literature Worlding Chronotope Dialogism 


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  • Heidi Yu Huang
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  1. 1.Sun Yat-Sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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