April 2018
  • 活動日期2018.4.21 (六)
  • 時間19:30 - 20:45
  • 地點kubrick 百老滙電影中心一樓講廳
  • 語言英語為主
  • 費用全免
  • 查詢t@asiancha.com


Nostalgia in the Chinese City: Antony Dapiran and Paul French


In this Cha Reading Series event "Nostalgia in the Chinese City", Cha contributors Antony Dapiran and Paul French will discuss nostalgia in their work and in the Chinese cities where they have lived and worked for many years. Moderated by Cha co-editor Tammy Ho Lai-Ming.

Nostalgia—from the Greek words nostos ('homecoming') and algia ('pain' or 'ache)—a yearning for lost time and place, for a past where one perhaps felt more 'at home'. We may feel nostalgia for our own past, or for earlier times we could not have personally known. And it seems that nowhere is this more sharply felt than in the rapidly developing metropolises of China. Our cities are sites of collective memory, and collective amnesia. Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing: all suffer forms of the "culture of disappearance"; all have ambiguous—sometimes wistful, sometimes problematic—relationships with the past. Whether in a tourist packed hutong, an old Shanghai-themed café, a G.O.D. store, or gazing at a lone junk sailing on Victoria Harbour—we encounter nostalgia triggers daily. It can be comforting or confusing, positive or negative. It is political and it is personal. Nostalgia is a community, even if those communities are long gone now.

主辦 | Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
時間 | 2018.4.21 (六) 19:30 - 20:45
場地 | kubrick 百老滙電影中心一樓講廳
地址 | 九龍油麻地眾坊街3號駿發花園H2地舖
講者 | Antony Dapiran, Paul French
語言 | 英語為主
費用 | 全免(座位有限,先到先得。)
查詢 | t@asiancha.com

❑ 主辦機構介紹

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
founded in 2007, a decade after the handover, is the first Hong Kong-based international English-language free-access online literary journal; it is dedicated to publishing quality poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, reviews and photography & art. Cha has a strong focus on Asian-themed creative work and work done by Asian writers/artists. It publishes established and emerging writers/artists from around the world.

The journal had a launch in Beijing on 31 August 2009 by Royston Tester. The March 2013 issue was launched on 7 March by guest editors Kaitlin Solimine (prose) and Marc Vincenz (poetry). The event was co-hosted by the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University.

In 2017, to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the journal, we launched the Cha Reading Series and the Cha Writing Workshop Series.

Cha is catalogued in the libraries of the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Harvard University, Stanford University, McGill University, Imperial College London, Trinity College Dublin, among many others. It is also promoted on EBSCOhost.

The rightsholders of Cha grant Hong Kong Baptist University Library non-exclusive right to archive and distribute content from the journal on its Institutional Repository, a non-commercial platform maintained by BePress.

臉書:Cha: An Asian Literary Journal