Reading Tsang Tsou Choi: Margin, Madness, and a Hong Kong Avant-Garde

@inproceedings{Soon2016ReadingTT,
  title={Reading Tsang Tsou Choi: Margin, Madness, and a Hong Kong Avant-Garde},
  author={Simon Soon},
  year={2016}
}
“I am poor. I have been a king for over 80 years” (Lee 2003, p. C5). As a pretender to a throne, Tsang Tsou Choi, more commonly known as the King of Kowloon, was well aware of his penurious circumstances. He took to whatever platform was made available to him, in search of any means necessary to gain the exposure he was seeking. Tsang’s persistence as a street calligrapher rested on a claim of injury to his dignity.1 These complaints took the form of Chinese calligraphy, written with ink over… Expand

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