By Hai Ren
This booklet examines the interval major as much as the Hong Kong handover in 1997 - the 'countdown of time', and by utilizing iconic cultural symbols resembling the countdown clock, the Hong Kong Museum exhibitions and cultural background websites, argues that China has gone through a transition to neoliberal nation, partly via its reunification with Hong Kong.
The challenge of synchronization with the realm, a chinese language word that epitomizes China's engagement with sleek capitalism because the first Opium conflict, used to be characterised through the twentieth century as a 'humiliation', 'weakness', 'tragedy' and 'disaster', with China within the function of the sufferer of capitalist globalization. in the course of the reunification with Hong Kong, those traditional expressions have been changed via new ones resembling 'de-humiliation', 'return', 'self-esteem' and 'revival'. Hai Ren provides an ethnographic and old research of this cultural and political transformation of China's globalization event by means of taking a look heavily at public heritage practices in mainland China and Hong Kong and the way the reconfiguration of way of life and cultural norms resulted in the advance of this neoliberal China.
As a booklet which straddles chinese language and Hong Kong, historical past, politics, cultural historical past and museum stories extra commonly, it may be considered as a piece of cultural political economic system with the intention to entice scholars and students of all the above.
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