The Politics of the Cantonese Language in Hong Kong (New Edition)
Editor: Professor Eva Man, Director of Academy of Film and Chair Professor in Humanities
香港在粤语文化中地位特殊 ― 百分之九十的群众都会说粤语，这个特质令香港发展成拥有独特文化的中国城市 ― 一个本地、传统和其他族裔文化汇聚的中心。这文化象徵著中西、新旧、贫富之间的关系，这种关系超越了一般二元对立的局面，并吸引了全球各界的注意。香港文化的成功，在当地的流行音乐、戏剧、饮食、文学和身份认同上都不难看出。
Hong Kong occupies a unique place in Cantonese culture — with 90% of its population speaking the language, it has become home to a distinctive Chinese culture — a hub for the hybridised cultures of local, traditional and diasporic communities. This culture is characterised by its negotiation between East and West; new and old; high and low. It has crafted a unique and hybrid particularity that goes beyond the binaries, and it has also captured the imagination and recognition of a global audience; its success reflected in its popular music, theatre, food, literature and identity.
This anthology explores how Cantonese culture has been refigured over the past decade, at a time when a series of events related to the rise of China and its soft power call for a renewed understanding of the future of Cantonese culture in Hong Kong. This book endeavours to open up the boundaries of Hong Kong’s culture and its studies by investigating the importance of Cantonese culture in Hong Kong.