Times of Extreme

Times of Extreme
Produktnr.: ISBN 978-3-89733-508-0
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Nicklas Junker
Times of Extreme
Hong Kong Identity Formation (1967‚ąí2003)
edition cathay, band 75 (Sprache: EN)
2020; 70 Seiten
ISSN 0946-2325
ISBN 978-3-89733-508-0

In this topical study Nicklas Junker closely examines five major events in Hong Kong‚Äôs modern history and gives the reader new insight into the emergence and development of the region‚Äôs identity. Using the descriptions of historical events in Chan Ho-Kei‚Äôs 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‚Äôs understandings of its ‚Äėplace identity‚Äô.

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.