Hong Kong Diversity in Anglophone Children’s Fiction

Marija Todorova*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Todorova looks at the largely neglected field of English language children’s literature published in Hong Kong in the last two decades. Selecting books that take the city as their main backdrop, she talks about Hong Kong’s diversity, as represented in these books. Todorova uses methods drawn from imagology research to analyze the localities representing or purporting to represent Hong Kong, the characters and their cultural identity, and the specific elements of Hong Kong culture as identified in both the text and illustrations of the books. Even more than in the books, Hong Kong’s diversity is represented among authors and illustrators of Anglophone children’s books. The chapter ends with an analysis on the importance of representing diversity for the children of Hong Kong.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCultural Conflict in Hong Kong
Subtitle of host publicationAngles on a Coherent Imaginary
EditorsJason S. Polley, Vinton W. K. Poon, Lian-Hee Wee
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9789811077661
ISBN (Print)9789811077654, 9789811339967
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2018

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Anglophone
  • Children’s literature
  • Diversity
  • Hong Kong


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