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Author Dong, Qizhang, 1967-
Title Di tu ji. English
Atlas : the archaeology of an imaginary city / by Dung Kai-cheung ; translated by Dung Kai-Cheung, Anders Hansson, and Bonnie S. McDougall.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2012]
2012

Author Dong, Qizhang, 1967-
Series Weatherhead books on Asia
Weatherhead books on Asia.
Subject Hong Kong (China) -- Fiction.
Alt Name Hansson, Anders, 1944-
McDougall, Bonnie S., 1941-
Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 158 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Preface: An Archaeology for the Future -- Introduction -- Part One: Theory. 1. Counterplace -- 2. Commonplace -- 3. Misplace -- 4. Displace -- 5. Antiplace -- 6. Nonplace -- 7. Extraterritoriality -- 8. Boundary -- 9. Utopia -- 10. Supertopia -- 11. Subtopia -- 12. Transtopia -- 13. Multitopia -- 14. Unitopia -- 15. Omnitopia -- Part Two: The City. 16. Mirage: City in the Sea -- 17. Mirage: Towers in the Air -- 18. Pottinger's inverted vision -- 19. Gordon's Jail -- 20. "Plan of the City of Victoria," 1889 -- 21. The Four Wan and Nine Yeuk -- 22. The Centaur of the East -- 23. Scandal Point and the Military Cantonment -- 24. Mr. Smith's One-Day Trip -- 25. The View from Government House -- 26. The Toad of Belcher's Dream -- 27. The Return of Kwan Tai Loo -- 28. The Curse of Tai Ping Shan -- 29. War Game -- Part Three: Streets. 30. Spring Garden Lane -- 31. Ice House Street -- 32. Sugar Street -- 33. Tsat Tsz Mui Road -- 34. Canal Road East and Canal Road West -- 35. Aldrich Street -- 36. Possession Street -- 37. Sycamore Street -- 38. Tung Choi Street and Sai Yeung Choi Street -- 39. Sai Yee Street -- 40. Public Square Street -- 41. Cedar Street -- Part Four: Signs. 42. The Decline of the Legend -- 43. The Eye of the Typhoon -- 44. Chek Lap Kok Airport -- 45. The Metonymic Spectrum -- 46. The Elevation of Imagination -- 47. Geological Discrimination -- 48. North-Oriented Declination -- 49. The Travel of Numbers -- 50. The Tomb of Signs -- 51. The Orbit of Time -- Acknowledgments -- Author & Translators.
Summary Set in the long-lost City of Victoria (a fictional world similar to Hong Kong), this book is written from the unified perspective of future archaeologists struggling to rebuild a thrilling metropolis. It reimagines Victoria through maps and other historical documents and artifacts, mixing real-world scenarios with purely imaginary people and events while incorporating anecdotes and actual and fictional social commentary and critique.--From book jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780231504225 (electronic book)
0231504225 (electronic book)
9780241217030 (electronic book)
0241217032 (electronic book)
9780231161008 (cloth ; acid-free paper)
023116100X (cloth ; acid-free paper)
OCLC # 818854420
Additional Format Print version: Dong, Qizhang, 1967- Di tu ji. English. Atlas. New York : Columbia University Press, 2012 9780231161008 (DLC) 2011035907 (OCoLC)754105061


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