//Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Lives in Hong Kong

Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Lives in Hong Kong

$17.95

by David Nunan

Available on December 14, 2017

The stories of expatriates in Hong Kong – the most dynamic, dramatic and diverse city in the Asia-Pacific region – come to life in this book.

Why did they come? Why do they stay? How did Hong Kong change them and their view of the world? What did they gain and what did they lose?

Human beings are on the move, driven by economic globalisation, political persecution, love or simple curiosity; and this global flow defines the age in which we live. From these expat stories, larger themes loom: identities transformed; racism, naked and clothed; blended relationships; and the tensions and tolerance engendered through peoples, languages and cultures in contact.

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Description

The stories of expatriates in Hong Kong – the most dynamic, dramatic and diverse city in the Asia-Pacific region – come to life in this book. Why did they come? Why do they stay? How did Hong Kong change them and their view of the world? What did they gain and what did they lose? Human beings are on the move, driven by economic globalisation, political persecution, love or simple curiosity; and this global flow defines the age in which we live. From these expat stories, larger themes loom: identities transformed; racism, naked and clothed; blended relationships; and the tensions and tolerance engendered through peoples, languages and cultures in contact.

Panoramic and intimate at once, Nunan disarms and charms his way to uncovering rich reservoirs of stories and voices.” – Benjamin Law, author of The Family Law and Gaysia

Stranger than fiction, these are riveting stories about the hidden world of those who make Hong Kong their home, place of work, playground, or battleground, told with great candour.” – Alice Pung, author of Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s Daughter and Growing up Asian in Australia

Additional information

Dimensions140 x 216 mm
Pages

288

Binding

Paperback

About the author

David Nunan has been an expatriate for much of his professional life. He has lived and worked in many countries, including Australia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Japan, Oman, the United States and Singapore. He received the United States Congressional Award for Services to Education in 2015. For the last 25 years he has lived and worked in Hong Kong, where he is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. He has published over 30 books on linguistics, culture and education. His textbook series ‘Go For It’ is a number one best-seller, with worldwide sales exceeding 4 billion copies.