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Oxford University Press (China)
The story encapsulate the life of an ordinary blue-collar worker, who suffers from a chronic disease. Victoria Harbour and the sea, which have figured in literary writings about Hong Kong since its earliest days as a British colony, are used as a motif in this story.
CHAN, Po Chun
Born in Hong Kong in 1953, Chan graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and taught at the Department of Chinese, Hong Kong Baptist University. Her publications include the short story collection 《找房子》[Finding the house] and 《角色的反駁》[Character’s Rebuttal].
Poon studied translation at the University of Hong Kong and received her MA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her translations include Chinese Ceramic Pillows: the Mr and Mrs Yeung Wing Tak Gift and Chinese Archaic Jades from the Kwan Collection. She also translated the two stories “Watching the Sea” by Chan Po Chun and “The Ghost Festival“ by Xin Qi Shi published in Hong Kong Collage, ed. Martha Cheung.
CHEUNG, Martha Pui-yiu 張佩瑤
Born in Hong Kong in 1953, Cheung taught at a number of universities, specialising in Literature and Translation Studies. Her translations of Chinese literature into English include Han Shaogong’s Homecoming? and numerous works of Hong Kong poets such as Leung Ping Kwan. She also co-edited anthologies including An Oxford Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Drama and Hong Kong Collage: Contemporary Stories and Writing.
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