Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - City Between Worlds by Leo Ou-fan Lee

Hong Kong is perched on the fault line between China and the West, a Special Administrative Region of the PRC. Leo Ou-fan Lee offers an insider's view of Hong Kong, capturing the history and culture that make his densely packed home city so different from its generic neighbors. The search for an indigenous Hong Kong takes Lee to the wet markets and corner bookshops of congested Mong Kok, remote fishing villages and mountainside temples, teahouses and noodle stalls, Cantonese opera and Cantopop. But he also finds the 'real' Hong Kong in a maze of interconnected shopping malls, a jungle of high-rise residential towers, and the neon glow of Chinese-owned skyscrapers in the Central Business District, where land development, global trade, capital accumulation, consumerism, and free-market competition trump every value - except family. Lee illuminates the relationship between Hong Kong's geography and its colonial experience, revisiting colonial life on the secluded Peak, in the opium-filled godowns along the harborfront, and in crowded, plague-infested tenements. He examines, with a critic's eye, the 'Hong Kong story' in film and fiction: romance in the bars and brothels of Wan Chai, crime in the walled city of Kowloon, ennui on the eve of the 1997 handover. Whether viewed from Tsing Yi Bridge or the deck of the Star Ferry, from Victoria Peak or Lion Rock, Hong Kong sparkles here in all its multifaceted complexity, a city forever between worlds.

Buy City Between Worlds by Leo Ou-fan Lee from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780674046894
ISBN-10: 0674046897
Format: Paperback
(222mm x 146mm x mm)
Pages: 332
Imprint: The Belknap Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2010
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - City Between Worlds by Leo Ou-fan Lee

Book Reviews - City Between Worlds by Leo Ou-fan Lee

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about City Between Worlds book by Leo Ou-fan Lee and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Leo Ou-fan Lee

Leo Ou-fan Lee is Professor Emeritus of Chinese Literature at Harvard University and Professor of Humanities at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Books By Leo Ou-fan Lee

Intellectual History of Modern China by Leo Ou-fan Lee
Paperback, May 2002
$71.96
Shanghai Modern by Leo Ou-fan Lee
Paperback, July 1999
$66.60