Introduction -- 1. Framing Hong Kong (as Method) -- 1.1 “Hong Kong Liminal: Everyday Situations as Method” -- 1.2 “Sex and Freedom in the Chatroom: The Hong Kong Golden Forum as Method” -- 1.3 “Hong Kong as Feminist Method: Gender, Sexuality, and Democracy in Two Documentaries by Tammy Cheung” -- 2. The Local, the Global and the National -- 2.1 “New Orleans, New Territories” -- 2.2 “Hong Kong as a Port City” -- 2.3 “Censorship at Work: Cold War Paranoia and Purgation of Chinese Ghost Stories” -- 2.4 “The “National” Question and the Stories of Hong Kong” -- 3. Hybridity, Marginality and Resistance -- 3.1 “‘Vibrant Objects,’ Shifting Perspectives: Understanding Hong Kong Poetry as Method” -- 3.2 “Return, Come Out: Queer Lives in Postcolonial Hong Kong” -- 3.3 “Derrida’s Hospitality and Serres’ Parasitism: The Case of Hong Kong” -- 3.4 “Model of and Model for Ethnic Minorities: Individualization of the Model Minority Stereotype in Hong Kong” -- Postscript: Hong Kong and Beyond.
This book discusses the notion of “Hong Kong as Method” as it relates to the rise of China in the context of Asianization. It explores new Hong Kong imaginaries with regard to the complex relationship between the local, the national and the global. The major theoretical thrust of the book is to address the reconfiguration of Hong Kong’s culture and society in an age of global modernity from the standpoints of different disciplines, exploring the possibilities of approaching Hong Kong as a method. Through critical inquiries into different fields related to Hong Kong’s culture and society, including gender, resistance and minorities, various perspectives on the country’s culture and society can be re-assessed. New directions and guidelines related to Hong Kong are also presented, offering a unique resource for researchers and students in the fields of cultural studies, media studies, postcolonial studies, globalization and Asian studies..