Hong Kong: Fictions

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By Vaudine England

Hong Kong is a place – and a field of study – incapable of being confined to one geography or single plane of existence, it is too multi-faceted and cosmopolitan for that. So here is how some writers have tackled our subject through Fiction, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Barnes, Simon. Hong Kong Belongers. London: Harper Collins, 1999.

Berg, Cecilie Gamst. Blonde Lotus. Hong Kong: Haven Books, 2005.

Booth, Martin. Music on the Bamboo Radio. Penguin Books, 1997.

Brando, Marlon and Donald Cammell. Fan-Tan, a Novel. London: Arrow Books, 2006.

le Carre, John. The Honourable Schoolboy. Hodder & Stoughton, 1977.

Chang, Eileen. Love in a Fallen City. (Translated by Karen S. Kingsbury) New York: New York Review Books, 2007.

Cheung, Martha P.Y. ed. Hong Kong Collage, Contemporary Stories and Writing. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Clavell, James. Tai Pan. Atheneum, 1966.

Clavell, James. Noble House. New York: Delacorte, 1981.

Coates, Austin. The Road. London: Hutchinson & Co., 1959.

Davis, John Gordon. Typhoon. London: Michael Joseph, 1978.

Feng Chi-shun. Hong Kong Noir. Hong Kong: Blacksmith Books, 2013.

Gardam, Jane. Old Filth. London: Chatto & Windus, 2004 (paperback by Abacus, 2005, 2006).

Greenway, Alice. White Ghost Girls. New York: Black Cat, 2006.

Hung, Eva, ed. Hong Kong Stories – Old Themes New Voices. Hong Kong: Renditions Paperback, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999.

Kent, Simon. Ferry to Hong Kong. London: Arrow Books, 1957.

Lanchester, John. Fragrant Harbour. London: Faber & Faber, 2002.

Lee, Janie, Y.K. The Piano Teacher. London: Harper Press, 2009.

Leung Ping-kwan. Islands and Continents [short stories]. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2007.

Leung Ping-kwan. Travelling With a Bitter Melon [poems]. Hong Kong: Orchid Pavilion Books, 2002.

Maitland, Derek. The Firecracker Suite: Comic Tales of a Cultural Collision. Hong Kong: CFW Publications Ltd, 1980.

Mason, Richard. The World of Suzy Wong. London: Collins, 1957.

Mason, Richard. The Wind Cannot Read. London: Collins, 1946.

Mo, Timothy. An Insular Possession. London: Chatto & Windus, 1986.

Mo , Timothy. Sour Sweet. London: Vintage, 1982.

Mo, Timothy. The Monkey King. London: Vintage, 1978.

Pierce, Alan B. Cheung Chau Dog Fanciers’ Society. Hong Kong: Asia 2000, 1996.

Row, Jess. The Train to Lo Wu, Stories. New York: Dial Press, 2005, 2006.

Theroux, Paul. Kowloon Tong. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1997.

Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. First pub in French, 1873.

White, Barbara-Sue, ed. Hong Kong: Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth, an Anthology. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Wilson, Leslie. The Mountain of Immoderate Desires. London: Wiedenfeld & Nicolson/ Phoenix Paperback, 1994, 1995.

Wise, Michael, ed. Travellers’ Tales of Old Hong Kong and the South China Coast. Singapore: Times Books International, 1996.

Xu, Xi and Mike Ingham, eds. City Voices: Hong Kong Writing in English. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2003.

Xu, Xi and Mike Ingham, eds. City Stage: Hong Kong Playwriting in English. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2005.

Xu, Xi. Fifty-Fifty: New Hong Kong Writing. Hong Kong: Haven Books, 2008.

Xu, Xi. Habit of a Foreign Sky. Hong Kong: Haven Books, 2010.

Xu, Xi. History’s Fiction: Stories from the City of Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Chameleon Press, 2005.


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