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Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. The Rise of China and Its Soft Power: Chineseness Reconfigured in the Age of Global Modernity 3. Central Distract Values: Or, the Donaldization of Hong Kong Society 4. Brand Hong Kong: Asia's World City as Method? 5. One Country, Two Cultures? Hong Kong Cinema and/as Chinese Cinema 6. Who Sings Hong Kong? Remapping Cantopop in the Global Era 7. Conclusion: Toward a New Hong Kong Notes References Index

About the Author

Yiu-Wai Chu is Director of the Hong Kong Studies Program and Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Hong Kong. He has published several books, including (with Eva Kit-Wah Man) Contemporary Asian Modernities: Transnationality, Interculturality, and Hybridity.


"...a serious study of the cultural dimensions of contemporary Hong Kong is much needed, and this is what Yiu-Wai Chu provides in his new book." - Pacific Affairs "This book is recommended to anyone interested in the identity and development of Hong Kong after the handover as well as to those curious about the consequences of the one country, two systems principle. Readers of this book will find interesting points in the author's analyses which cover political, cultural, and economic aspects." - China Information "Even though it is written for an academic audience, this is a very readable book for the average reader. It is also extremely enlightening as it gives us a look into a cosmopolitan city that is changing before our eyes." - San Francisco Book Review "...a heartfelt, even white-hot examination of Hong Kong culture since the territory's handover to the Mainland in 1997." - Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

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