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  • The Best China (Forthcoming)

The Best China (Forthcoming)

Essays from Hong Kong

Edited by John Minford


English , 2020/11 Hong Kong Literature Series, 2020 Xmas Series The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Essays, Translation, Hong Kong Studies

216 x 127 mm , 368pp ISBN : 978-988-237-197-2

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It represents one of the finest traditions in Chinese culture: the tradition of creativity, of the freedom of thought, freedom of spirit and freedom of the imagination. These are the characteristics of Hong Kong literature.

The Best China, an expression traditionally used to refer to the finest crockery brought out when one is entertaining special guests, has been adapted here to mean the best chinese tradition of free-thinking discursive prose.

This anthology of essays from Hong Kong and the diaspora, ranging across the past hundred and seventy years, records the intellectual ferment that has characterized the city since its founding in 1842, sometimes restless and questioning, sometimes meditative and lyrical, buoyed by an all-pervasive and indomitable spirit of freedom.

John Minford is Emeritus Professor of Chinese at The Australian National University and Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture and Translation at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong.

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