Author and blogger Jason Y. Ng has a knack for making the familiar both fascinating and funny. Three years after his bestselling début Hong Kong State of Mind, the razor-sharp observer returns with No City for Slow Men: a collection of 36 essays that examine some of the pressing social, cultural and political issues facing Hong Kong.
It’s not the only thing that’s new: Bookazine has opened its latest bookshop on Lyndhurst Terrace, right beside the Mid-Levels Escalator!
Come and help us celebrate both these events. Join us for wine, egg tarts and a booksigning from 2-4pm on Saturday April 12. Free of charge, all welcome.
Address: Bookazine, Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong. Enquiries: 2970 3999.
Roads and Kingdoms magazine has published an interview with Laurent Zylberman, photographer of our new book, Tibet, the Last Cry.
“Our stance is that the situation in Tibet is a fixation for many foreigners who know little about it,” he says. “It’s always been portrayed as a black and white situation, someplace where there is no middle road. The usual point of view is ‘bad red Han Chinese’ versus ‘cool yellow hat monks’. Editors want to see more guns and the army beating up monks. Or, they want a nice coffee table book with colorful pictures. Somehow our balanced view was not radical enough for them. That’s why we resorted to a crowd-funding scheme to finance the books.”
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Author and blogger Jason Y. Ng has a knack for making the familiar both fascinating and funny. Three years after his bestselling début HONG KONG State of Mind, the razor-sharp observer returns with a sequel that is bigger and every bit as poignant.
No City for Slow Men is a collection of 36 essays that examine some of the pressing social, cultural and existential issues facing Hong Kong. It takes us from the gravity-defying property market to the plunging depths of old age poverty, from the storied streets of Sheung Wan to the beckoning island of Cheung Chau, from the culture-shocked Western expat to the misunderstood Mainland Chinese and the disenfranchised foreign domestic worker. The result is a treatise on Hong Kong life that is thought-provoking, touching and immensely entertaining.
Join us on Thursday 28th November, 6.30-8.00pm, at Bookazine in Prince’s Building, Central, and get your signed copy!
Rachel Cartland came to Hong Kong in 1972 as one of just two female expatriates in the Hong Kong Government’s elite administrative grade.
Before she retired in 2006, her life was shaped by the momentous events that rocked Hong Kong during those action-packed years: corruption and the police mutiny, the growth of the new towns, the currency crisis of 1983, Tiananmen Square, the change of sovereignty and the devastation of SARS. The backdrop to her story ranges from Kowloon’s infamous Walled City to Government House to the rural New Territories.
Paper Tigress is full of humour and incident and, at the same time, an accessible account of modern Hong Kong and the forces that shaped it.
Join us for a glass of wine as we launch the book!
When: 6.30pm-8pm, Thursday November 21st
Where: Bookazine, 3/F Prince’s Building, Central, Hong Kong
More info: 2522 1785 or email@example.com
Our artist Lorette Roberts, currently in Hong Kong and signing books at Dymocks Sai Kung tomorrow, is featured in the SCMP’s Young Post.
Her passion for drawing dates back to her childhood. “As a child, I drew before I wrote. I used to draw a picture when I couldn’t spell a word,” she says.
She first got hooked on Asia, and Hong Kong in particular, at boarding school in Britain. “My best friend was from Hong Kong. I heard so much about the city that I felt like I’d lived there too,” she says.
Despite her passion and talent, she wasn’t able to study art in college. Instead, she trained and worked as a nurse. Roberts returned to painting after becoming a mother, and published her first book in 2004. Her books have been selling well ever since. To this day, she can’t believe she earns a living from following her passion.
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