Locating the Cultural Identity in Hong Kong-British Art and Literature

Cultural identity has never been a more pressing topic to Hong Kong. Although my project started half a year before the anti-ELAB protests, it anticipates many of the issues such as third space and post-orientalism which the city still ostensibly grapples with.

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Cultural identity has never been a more pressing topic to Hong Kong. The anti-extradition bill protests erupted roughly in the Summer of 2019 put the city's identity crisis in the world's limelight. Although my project started half a year before the anti-ELAB protests, it anticipates many of the issues which deeply affect and complicate the identity politics of Hong Kong people. My poster specifically focuses on a painting and novel made by two Hong Kong-British artists to explore the third space and post-orientalism which the postcolonial city still ostensibly grapples with. 

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Siu Yau Jesse Ng

Student and Peer Tutor, University of Hong Kong; Student-tutor Writing Consultation Programme

My research engages in a transdisciplinary study of literature and fine arts to explore the liminal topics encapsulated in the diasporic experience including cultural identity, hybridity and the imaginations of home and abroad.

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Nikol Chen (she/her) 19 days ago

What an absolutely gorgeous and informative poster, thank you so much for sharing Jesse! 

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Siu Yau Jesse Ng 19 days ago

Thank you for your kind words! It's my pleasure to be able to contribute something here.