UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Dung Kai Cheung 董啟章
Date:
10-Sep-2020
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:
To be held virtually via Zoom
Meeting ID: 955 8893 0246
Title:
Methods of Engagement: Architecture and the Humanities
Fall 2020 Discussion Series
Mapping Time and Inscribing Space
Speaker(s):
Dung Kai Cheung 董啟章

Zoom: https://hku.zoom.us/j/95588930246


In this online conversation Dung Kai Cheung will talk about the original ideas behind the writing of Atlas: the Archaeology of an Imaginary City – the relationship between maps and history, the evolution and construction of the city through mapping and inscribing, the visualization of space in literature, and the temporalization of objects in fiction. He will relate these reflections with the eschatological sense of the novel, the handover of the territory and the vantage point of an imaginary future. There will also be a discussion of the change of perspective from 1997, when the book was first published, to the present, more than twenty years into the projected “future”. About the Speaker Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dung Kai Cheung is a writer of fiction, including anecdotal short forms and full-length novels. He has published more than thirty titles in Chinese; of these, Atlas: the Archaeology of an Imaginary City, Cantonese Love Stories and The History of the Adventures of Vivi and Vera have been translated into English.


About the Speaker

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Dung Kai Cheung is a writer of fiction, including anecdotal short forms and full-length novels. He has published more than thirty titles in Chinese; of these, Atlas: the Archaeology of an Imaginary City, Cantonese Love Stories and The History of the Adventures of Vivi and Vera have been translated into English.

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