BOOK REVIEW: Fortune’s Bazaar (The Making of Hong Kong)
By Vaudine England. Published 2023 in the United States by Scribner, by Corsair in the United Kingdom. UK edition 360 pages with 16 b/w plates
It is no coincidence that this book has been published within days of the Hong Kong government reportedly about to make it illegal to sing or quote or recite the words and/or music of a Cantonese song, translated into English as Glory to Hong Kong, written during the 2019 protests.
That song was a product of the upsurge in youthful localism that surged a…
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