Talking about Christian Faith in Chinese Moral Language
A Comparative Study of Chinese Narrative Ethics from Teachers’ Desks and Preachers’ Pulpits in Beijing at the Beginning of the 21st Century
edition cathay, Vol. 76 (Language: EN)
2020; 612 pages
In this topical study Nicklas Junker closely examines five major events in Hong Kong’s modern history and gives the reader new insight into the emergence and development of the region’s identity. Using the descriptions of historical events in Chan Ho-Kei’s novel The Borrowed as a starting point, this study looks at the 1967 riots, corruption in 1977, the 1989 Tiananmen Square Incident, the epochal handover of the territory to China in 1997, and the SARS epidemic in 2003. It offers a detailed survey of documents relating to these historical events, analysing and exploring how each event has impacted the Hong Kong public’s understandings of its ‘place identity’.
Nicklas Junker,born in 1971, holds an MA from the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University, and is a lecturer at the Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Stockholm University. His main research interests are Modern Chinese literature, Hong Kong literature, and linguistics.