Roberto Castillo 陳古城
Tel: (852) 2616 7487
Fax: (852) 2572 5170
Location: Room 107, Ho Sin Hang Building 何善衡樓107室
Personal Website: https://www.africansinchina.net
Area of Interests
Ethnography; Migration and mobility; Transnationality; Cultural representations and cultural politics; Media representation; Cultural research methodologies; Critical theory; Inter-Asia cultural studies; Digital humanities; International relations; Africans in China and Africa China relations.
Profile at Lingnan Cultural Studies Department
Ip uses Hong Kong as a case study in how the production of the desire for "the local" lies at the heart of global cultural economy.Perhaps more so than most places, the construction of a local identity in Hong Kong has come about through a complex interplay of neoliberalism, postcoloniality and reaction to the consequent anxieties and uncertainties. As its importance as an economic centre has diminished and its relationship with Mainland China has become more strained, its people have become more concerned to define a "Hong Kong" identity that can be defended from external threat. Ip analyses the working and reworking of power relations and modes of agency in this global city.A must read for scholars of Hong Kong politics and society as well as a fascinating case study for scholars of identity politics as a global phenomenon.