Nature writing and Third World Imagination in the Post-1967 Hong Kong

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Abstract

After the 1967 riot, with the challenge of the Cultural Revolution and the global youthquake, the British government started to design a modern new look for Hong Kong. Stepping into the 1970s, Hong Kong underwent major urban development that changed the outlook and lifestyle of the city. The rural became a haunted place as represented in popular culture. The city, under the Third World imagination, became the dominant. After 1949, many South-bound literati fled from mainland China used to criticize the colonial city by glorifying the rural. In the 1970s, the 1st generation of local Hong Kong writers occupied the literary stage. They received colonial education and experienced the rapid transition of the city. How do they response to colonialism and nationalism under the Third World Imagination? This paper studies nature writing by Hong Kong writers of the 1970s of which the authors write about the natural environment as a way to response to the dominant ideologies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
EventThe 12th Association for Cultural Studies "Crossroads in Cultural Studies" conference - China, Shanghai, China
Duration: 12 Aug 201815 Aug 2018
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ConferenceThe 12th Association for Cultural Studies "Crossroads in Cultural Studies" conference
Abbreviated titleCorssroads 2018
CountryChina
CityShanghai
Period12/08/1815/08/18
OtherAssociation for Cultural Studies (ACS) in conjunction with Shanghai University
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WONG, M. S-H. (2018). Nature writing and Third World Imagination in the Post-1967 Hong Kong. Paper presented at The 12th Association for Cultural Studies "Crossroads in Cultural Studies" conference, Shanghai, China.