Sketching the discursive outlines of cosmopolitan hybridity in postwar Hong Kong: City magazine in the emergence of 1980s popular culture and culture industry

Allen Chun*

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Abstract

Th is paper is part of a larger project to explore the genealogies of cosmopolitanism in the emergence of mass culture in postwar Hong Kong. Th e sociological and intellectual roots of a mass cosmopolitan culture in the 1970s and 80s represent signifi cant phenomena in their own right. In this context, the history of City Magazine (haowai) and its underlying mentalité that has made it a representative voice of Hong Kong's urban youth culture is worth attention. In its thirty years of publication, it has refl ected in sophisticated ways the ongoing evolution of a forward-looking, youth-oriented and trendy popular culture that eventually became the staple of Hong Kong life. What was its role in promoting the advent of such culture?

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDoing Families in Hong Kong
EditorsKwok-bun Chan, Agnes S. Ku, Yin-wah Chu
PublisherEntomological Society of Canada
Pages191-215
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9789004175679
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameSocial Transformations in Chinese Societies
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1871-2673

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