香港二十年目睹怪現狀 — 楔子
Hong Kong: "A Performance Artist's Paradise" from "Two Decades of Hong Kong Oddities" — Introduction
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Research Centre for Translation, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Monolingual (English) (Occasionally Bilingual (Chinese-English))
“The Instant Artist: A Mistress of Disguise” unfolds the intriguing story of a seemingly virtuoso performer, He Yaxian. As the mistress of a wealthy man, she worked her way through the artistic world with the assistance of several local artists who planned to get the most out of this secret deal.
三蘇 ; 高雄 ; San Su ; Gao Xiong
Born in 1918 in Guangzhou, Gao arrived in Hong Kong in 1944 and worked as an editor at several local newspapers. His works are best known for reflecting the social reality of Hong Kong, and they tend to be sceptical of the political environment amidst the Handover of Hong Kong. His famous works include 《香港二十年目睹怪現狀》(Two Decades of Hong Kong Oddities).
Barmé is Professor of Chinese History at the Australian National University. He is also the editor of East Asian History and co-editor with Bruce Doar of the e-journal China Heritage Quarterly. His publications include Sang Ye's China Candid: the People on the People's Republic and the film Morning Sun, which he co-wrote and co-directed with Carma Hinton and co-produced with Richard Gordon.
Born in Hong Kong, Hung received her doctorate at the University of London. She was the Director of the Research Centre for Translation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and editor of the literary journal Renditions. She has translated works by Wang Anyi and Eileen Chang into English.
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