Reading Hong Kong, China and the World


Leo Ou-fan Lee

ISBN : 978-988-15005-0-2

Literary Studies Other Distributed Titles

July 2011

320 pages, 7.125″ x 7.125″

  • HK$190.00

These essays explore cosmopolitanism in postwar Chinese literary culture—from the Hong Kong identity, and intellectuals like Eileen Chang, Gao Xingjian, and Lung Yingtai, to other cultural streams represented by writers ranging from Oe to Kafka.

Leo Lee Ou-fan is currently Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture at Chinese University of Hong Kong, having taken early retirement from teaching at Harvard University to become a long-term Hong Kong resident, Apart from his academic work, he has been an active participant in the Hong Kong cultural scene, having published in the past decade nearly 20 books of cultural criticism in both Chinese and English, including (in English) City Between Worlds: My Hong Kong (Harvard University Press, 2008). Among his scholarly books are Shanghai Modern: The Flowering of a New Urban Culture in China, 1930-1945 (Harvard University Press, 1999). In addition to literature, his other humanistic interests include classical music, film, and architecture.