By Kai-cheung Dung,Anders Hansson,Bonnie S. McDougall
Set within the long-lost urban of Victoria (a fictional global just like modern day Hong Kong), Atlas is written from the unified standpoint of destiny archaeologists suffering to rebuild an exciting city. Divided into 4 sections—theory,” the city,” streets,” and signs”—Dung’s novel reimagines Victoria via maps and different historic files and artifacts, very similar to Italo Calvino’s, Jorge Luis Borges’s, and Paul Auster’s quasi-fictional adventures in map-reading and remapping. blending real-world eventualities with merely invented humans and occasions, and incorporating anecdote and real and fictional social remark and critique, Dung’s novel demanding situations the illustration of position and heritage and the boundaries of technical and clinical media in reconstructing that background. twiddling with various types and matters, Dung creatively engages with the destiny of Hong Kong in view that its British handover” in 1997, which formally marked the top of colonial rule and the start of an uncharted future.
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Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City (Weatherhead Books on Asia) by Kai-cheung Dung,Anders Hansson,Bonnie S. McDougall