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The Urban Maze Crisis and Topography in Hong Kong Cinema

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Situating the new millennial films vis-à-vis several critical turns in the representations of the city in Hong Kong cinema, this chapter aims to examine the cinematic city as an episteme that grounds our knowledge of political, cultural, and socio-economic dynamics of Hong Kong society within a complex global–national–local network. It is argued that the urban cinema provokes critical discourses on […]

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地方誌詩學:城巿。律動。詩想

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陰霾暗瘂的天空,像幻化褪色的鉛塊,壓在紛擾惱人的都市凡塵,詩想卻在音韻律動裡跳躍,奏出繽紛多樣的城市樂章。 十九世紀初葉的歐洲,給工業革命洗禮後的城巿,在現代化急速前行的航道上,踏著煤屑,吃力消化法國大革命的思想衝擊,給詩人無限的詩想空間,也見證了地方誌詩學 (topographical poetics) 的更新和蛻變。以地方入詩,中外詩歌比比皆是,但在工業現代化的背景下,地方誌詩學便跟城鄉對立或批判現代化的思潮緊密扣連。事實上,地方誌——topography一詞,由兩個希臘字組成,topo是地方,graphein是書寫的意思。在所有地方詩歌裏,書寫地方也就是一個命名的過程 [1]。

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