4 April 2016

Book launch party: Umbrellas in Bloom

2016-11-24T01:13:59+08:00April 4th, 2016|authors, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

The Umbrella Movement put Hong Kong on the world map and elevated this docile, money-minded Asian island to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe. Umbrellas in Bloom is the first book available in English to chronicle this history-making event, written by columnist Jason Y. Ng based on his firsthand account at the main protest sites. Join us for [...]

9 March 2016

Book about Hong Kong’s Umbrella movement finally hits the shelves

2016-11-24T01:13:59+08:00March 9th, 2016|authors, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Apologies to all the readers who pre-ordered Jason Y. Ng's Umbrellas in Bloom as long as two months ago. Two printers refused to handle the book because of its subject matter, and so we had a long delay in getting it published. However, it has finally arrived and we sent copies out today, to bookshops in Hong Kong and by [...]

12 June 2015

Review: No City for Slow Men

2016-11-24T01:14:02+08:00June 12th, 2015|hong kong|0 Comments

Hong Kong is a complex city, and one that is full of contradictions. Nowhere else can a person stay for years, decades even, and still not fully understand the place. Which other city can be ranked ‘the world’s freest economy’ for 21 years in a row and yet still leave its’ residents feeling like the prisoners of greedy businessmen? Jason [...]

6 August 2014

Writing the city and finding one’s identity

2017-10-05T21:39:40+08:00August 6th, 2014|authors, hong kong, media attention|0 Comments

Chitralekha Basu at the China Daily newspaper interviews our author Jason Y. Ng. Ng’s primary focus ... is evident from the pages of his last book  — No City for Slow Men: Hong Kong’s Quirks and Quandaries Laid Bare (Blacksmith Books) — published earlier this year. What quirks?  What quandaries? Well, for instance, he writes about losing one’s Hong Kong [...]

7 April 2014

Book launch with egg tarts: No City for Slow Men

2019-07-12T07:40:45+08:00April 7th, 2014|authors, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 November 2013

Booksigning event, Nov 28: No City for Slow Men

2019-07-12T07:57:49+08:00November 25th, 2013|authors, events, hong kong, new books|0 Comments

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 [...]