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Other Voices, Other Eyes: Expatriate Lives in Hong Kong

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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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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

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Weight380 g
Dimensions140 × 216 mm
Pages

288

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