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  • The Best China

The Best China

Essays from Hong Kong

Edited by John Minford

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

Tags: Essays, Translation, Hong Kong Studies

216 x 127 x 23 mm , 368pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-988-237-197-2

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The Best China has been selected in the “Book Jackets and Covers” category for the 2021 Association of University Presses “Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.”

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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