Fragments of Hong Kong single work   drama  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'One the eve of the 1997 British handover of colonial Hong Kong to China, 'Fragments of Hong Kong' is an intimate journey into the lives of six Hong Kong women whose lives are brought together and changed forever by an unexpected and dramatic event.

'A schoolgirl contemplates suicide. A grandmother joins a democracy movement. A wealthy young real estate agent plans her wedding and dreams about the economic potential of China's "One Country, Two Systems" policy. A journalist asks herself if she has the stamina to continue writing the truth. A wife plays detective, uncovering her philandering husband's most recent affair. And a maid from the Phillipines who has been 10 years in Hong Kong, dreams of going home to be with her family.'

Source: ABC Radio National's Airplay website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/
Sighted: 17/05/2007

Notes

  • ''Fragments of Hong Kong' is a 3-part series for Airplay, recorded in our Sydney studios.' (Airplay website)

Production Details

  • Broadcast on ABC Radio National's Airplay in three parts on 6, 13 and 20 May 2007, and again in August 2008.

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Works about this Work

The Asian Conspiracy : Deploying Voice/Deploying Story Merlinda Bobis , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 25 no. 3 2010; (p. 1-19)
'This essay develops on the premise of imagining, which is the heart of story-making: imagine the physicality of story. Imagine the deployment strategies, the covert 'translations' of difference' that facilitate the entry of the Other story through the gate.
And once inside, imagine how this Otherness is legitimised, packaged and consumed within the Australian nation.' (p. 3)
The Asian Conspiracy : Deploying Voice/Deploying Story Merlinda Bobis , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 25 no. 3 2010; (p. 1-19)
'This essay develops on the premise of imagining, which is the heart of story-making: imagine the physicality of story. Imagine the deployment strategies, the covert 'translations' of difference' that facilitate the entry of the Other story through the gate.
And once inside, imagine how this Otherness is legitimised, packaged and consumed within the Australian nation.' (p. 3)

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