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Triolog of Hong Kong

on June 19, 2015

The Trilogy of Hong Kong June 18, 15 I was raised in the inner city of South L.A. (formally South Central Los Angeles) and at a high school that did not really get into world events. I graduated in 1981 and I can’t believe that Hong Kong was under British sovereignty until 1997. It is…

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Anticipation

on June 19, 2015

Anticipation. No I am not referring to the commercial playing that song in the background whilst a cup of coffee is poured. Although, thankfully, as I write I do have a cup of coffee beside me! By anticipation I am simply referring to our upcoming Advance. The anticipation for our time together is building. Truthfully…

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The Merging Of Two Cultures

on June 19, 2015

Hong Kong is a city where Eastern and Western cultures collide. Asian culture flourished for hundreds of years before the British took possession of Hong Kong in 1841. For 156 years, the city was under British colonial rule.[1] During that time period, two different cultures interacted with each other. On some level, a new subculture…

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A destination and a journey

on June 19, 2015

With an upcoming trip to Hong Kong, Louie’s book Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image, provides some context and a baseline of understanding that will help me to make sense of my experience. My knowledge of Hong Kong culture has come through my clouded American lens, and I’m sure is distorted by media exposure and…

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Culture – Hong Kong – Global World

on June 19, 2015

The reading Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image[1] edited by Kam Louie rounds out a trilogy of readings in preparation for a Hong Kong academic advance. The advance is an element in the DMin course of study with George Fox Evangelical Seminar that provides an encounter with local culture from a global perspective. The readings…

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Listening: The Changing of the Flags

on June 18, 2015

In Hong Kong Culture,[1] editor Kam Louie takes his readers on a ride through the social expressions of several different authors, poets, film directors, linguists, and essayists into the new Hong Kong – Xianggang. The social commentary here does not hold back on its emotion, criticism, and reaction to events that have transpired in this…

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Hong Kong culture

on June 18, 2015

Reading Kam Louise’s editorial book, Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image, raised my expectations about the upcoming advance in Hong Kong. Admittedly, as unfamiliar as I am with the Hong Kong’s history before and after 1997, the essays offer very informative and fascinating analytical insights illustrating the social and cultural life of Hong Kong. As…

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An Anthropological Dream

on June 18, 2015

There we stood. My bride and I of only seven years looking over the beautiful harbor into the picturesque landscape that is the romantic Hong Kong Harbor. We had just lead another large youth team into China where we ministered and delivered Bibles. It was a wonderful trip through four cities and our final stop was…

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East or West?

on June 18, 2015

While reading Kam Louie’s book Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image, three inter-related thoughts kept coming to mind. The first was liminality, but since others from our cohort “called dibs”, I’ll just focus on the other two.   Global City As I learn more about Hong Kong, I am reminded that large cities share certain…

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No chicken feet please!

on June 18, 2015

Chinese light “Hong Kong has been a cultural fault-line for centuries — first, as a colonial space wrested from the Qing empire by the British and second, as a prize won back by the government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). In this shaky geopolitical terrain, Hong Kong found its firm cultural ground and became a…

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Hong Kong: Gateway to China or Asia’s World City

on June 18, 2015

Almost four years ago Maryanne and I had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong and get more of an insider’s view than typical tourists. I had an opportunity to candidate for an international church, and the elders packed our itinerary. For several days we looked at city sites, schools for our daughters, apartment complexes, and…

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Hong Kong: See You Soon

on June 17, 2015

I have a lot of anticipation for our upcoming visit to Hong Kong. Despite the efforts of Kam Louie in his editorial work, Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image, which allow the reader a beneath the surface look at the micro evolution of this highly regarded global city; it is not the music or film…

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In Search

on June 17, 2015

In his book entitled, “Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image”, editor Kam Louie assembles an intriguing mosaic of a little city with a larger than life identity.  Nicknamed “the City of Life”, Hong Kong is a city of juxtaposed make-up and landscape.  From mountains to seas, from communism to capitalism, and from “east” to “west”, Hong Kong is…

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Where is Hong Kong??

on June 17, 2015

I need to be completely honest. Despite the fact that I spend most my time traveling the world, I have never been to the South Pacific or Asia…unless you count Yekaterinburg, Russia, where I typically spend an afternoon taking friends to stand on the Europe-Asia border! When we first mentioned Hong Kong, I had to…

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This Book Makes Me Sad

on June 17, 2015

This Book Makes Me Sad Kam Louie, Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image Like most of you, when I read an anthology, I find the interest level waxing and waning as I move from essay to essay based on the author’s style, area of focus or any number of other factors. Some evoke emotions like…

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Insider’s Guide to Hong Kong Life and Reality

on June 14, 2015

Before leaving for South Africa last fall, I sought out several novels by local authors. The first I landed on was by Nobel Prize winning novelist Nadine Gordimer. In her haunting novel, July’s People, set in the time of black uprisings across South Africa in the 1980s, we witness the unsettled reality of South Africa…

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Ambition & Culture

on June 12, 2015

  I purchased my plane tickets for Hong Kong last week. I’ll be heading out a few days early and visiting my Uncle in Nanning. When I sent him my itinerary he sent a quick email back saying, “I keep thinking about things I think you would find interesting…I would like you to see old…

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Word and Image for the next advance

on June 11, 2015

Kam Louie’s book, “Hong Kong Culture: Word and Image” is timely since it will not be long before I will be boarding an air buses to Hong Kong. In many ways, Louie’s work seems like a reputation course since I have close friends who currently live in Hong Kong and have given me many crash…

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The MashUp

on June 10, 2015

Reminiscent of last week’s conversation about liminal space, Hong Kong appears to be a threshold for the whole world to see as it seeks a new-old identity. The crossroad of Chinese-ness and Western-ness meets on this little island mixed with a bit of China mainland. From 1997 when the British handed her over to Chinese sovereignty,…

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Leadership

on June 6, 2015

“Courage is the ability to cultivate a relationship with the unknown; to create         a form of friendship with what lies around the corner over the horizon–with       those things that have not yet fully come into being.” –Davide Whyte Every church I had a chance to visit or work…

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