Reading Series

Shanghai and Hong Kong: Tales of Two Cities

Exhibition - Reading Series

Hong Kong International Literary Festival
  • Fri 06-11-2015 6:30 PM - 1 h 30 m

The Jockey Club Studio Theatre


In English


Shanghai and Hong Kong have long played special roles as economic and, at times, political and cultural gateways between China and the wider world.  They have also sometimes switched roles with one another: Shanghai was once called China's Hollywood, but Hong Kong would later claim that title for itself.  This lively exchange features Mishi Saran, a novelist from India who has lived in both cities, and cultural historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom.  The panel will be moderated by leading Hong Kong historian, Elizabeth Sinn.  Join them and explore the similarities and differences between the two cosmopolitan port cities and how they have changed over time.


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