2019

The 2019 “Backreading Hong Kong” symposium, co-run by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019. The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia” {Facebook registration}

Venue: HKBU Phonology Lab,
OEM 708, OEN Hall Building, Ho Sin Hang Campus

Programme

Morning

  • 10:00 – 10:15 Tammy Lai-Ming HO and Chris SONG
    Opening Remarks
  • 10:15 – 10:45 Danny Weng-kit CHAN {abstract & bio}
    Mapping Dystopian Hong Kong: Border and Horror in Port of Call (2015)
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Emily Shun Man CHOW {abstract & bio}
    “A People is Missing”: Dystopia in Lost on a Red Mini-Bus to Tai Po (2013)
  • 11:15 – 11:45 GUO Ting {abstract & bio}
    Capitalist Dystopia and Everyday Sacralisation in Hong Kong: Occupy Movement, Religions, and the Making of Identity

  • 11:45 – 12:15 Edmund CHENG {abstract & bio}
    Loyalist, Dissenter, and Cosmopolite: The Cultural Origins of a Counter Public Sphere in Colonial Hong Kong

Lunch.png(for speakers of the symposium)
12:30 – 1:45

break

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  • 2:00 – 2:30 Mariko NAGAI {abstract & bio}
    Utopia Hong Kong: Japanese Prostitutes at the Edge of the Empire
  • 2:30 – 3:00 Eddie TAY {abstract & bio}
    Reading Back Utopia—A Practice
  • 3:00 – 3:30  Lian-Hee WEE {abstract & bio}
    Hong Kong as a D[y]s-communicative Utopia

Coffee Break.png3:30 – 4:00

  • 4:00 – 4:30 Lucas KLEIN {abstract & bio}
    Rednaxela Terrace: Hong Kong as Topos of Translation
  • 4:30 – 5:00 Michael O’SULLIVAN {abstract & bio}
    Beyond Dystopia: Losing Control of our Narrative

PEN Hong Kong.png5:00 – 6:30
Chair: Jason Y. NG
Speakers: Kris CHENG, Marshall MOORE,
Gordon POON and Elizabeth SOLOMON

 

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SELECTION COMMITTEE

Backreading Hong Kong Symposium 2019.jpgJason S Polley, Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Chris Song 

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