Voices in the Heart: Postcolonialism and Identity in Hong Kong Literature (Anglo-Amerikanische Studien / Anglo-American Studies #23) (Paperback)
The author undertakes the task of examining a large body of literature produced in Hong Kong to show it as an integral part of the universal human heritage. This thematic study of contemporary Hong Kong anglophone literature identifies a series of themes and motifs that can be drawn upon both as figures for an authentically Hong Kong criticism and as lenses through which to read, contextualize, and interpret the texts that constitute this canon of fiction, autobiography, drama, and poetry. Focusing on three central texts - Patrick Acheson's intricately-wrought and provocative Flagrant Harbour, Lee Ding Fai's rags-to-riches story Running Dog, and Timothy Mo's The Monkey King - Hooper offers a theoretical structure for analyzing the postcolonial phenomena in the Hong Kong context. This book includes an exhaustive bibliography of Hong Kong literature.
The Author: Brian Hooper received his B.A. in American Studies from Washington & Lee University and his M.Phil. in Literary Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a recent graduate of the Harvard Law School, where he was Executive Editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.