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Author: John Miller
Title: Hong Kong (Chronicles Abroad)
ISBN: 0811806804
ISBN13: 978-0811806800
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Pages: 256 pages
Publisher: Chronicle Books; First American Edition edition (August 1, 1994)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1677 kb
Size FB2 version: 1550 kb
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies

In Hong Kong, the last one hundred years and the next one hundred are compressed into one. In its jam-packed streets you can shop for modern clothes day and night, buy the egg of an animal you didn't know existed, or pick your own fish to bring back to a restaurant. The non-stop life of Hong Kong is palpable in its towering skyscrapers, multitudes of cars, and pervasive neon. A city as frenetic and fascinating as this can only inspire the most sophisticated and varied of writing, as evidenced in this anthology, Hong Kong.From Welsh writer Jan Morris's discussion of the "Chineseness" of this (soon-to-be-former) British colony to Somerset Maugham on rickshaws and romance; from John Krich's amusing and horrific dissection of "bargain basement" Hong Kong to Chinese scholar Wang Tao's respectful description of his "exile" from mainland China (in Hong Kong) to a wild romp in the city's underground with John le Carre, this most complicated of Asian cities is vividly captured in the writing of fourteen international authors.

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