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

  title={Reading Tsang Tsou Choi: Margin, Madness, and a Hong Kong Avant-Garde},
  author={Simon Soon},
“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


Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance
Eventually, you will no question discover a supplementary experience and finishing by spending more cash. still when? accomplish you allow that you require to acquire those every needs subsequentlyExpand
Modern Asian Art
  • J. Clark
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
  • 2000
Modern Asian Art is a seminal publication focusing on the modern art of Japan, China, India, Thailand and Indonesia. Clark offers a unique viewpoint, debunking the idea of a single 'modern Asian art'Expand
Challenging the Mandate of Heaven: Social Protest and State Power in China
Social science theories of contentious politics have been based almost exclusively on evidence drawn from the European and American experience, and classic texts in the field make no mention ofExpand
Understanding the Political Culture of Hong Kong: The Paradox of Activism and Depoliticization
Introduction: Hong Kong, Rethinking Political Activism 1. A Critique of the Claims on Political Indifference 2. An Alternative Understanding of Political Participation 3. A Multiple Case InterpretiveExpand
Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism
What makes people love and die for nations, as well as hate and kill in their name? While many studies have been written on nationalist political movements, the sense of nationality - the personalExpand
Pasyon and revolution : popular movements in the Philippines, 1840-1910
Winner of the 1986 Masayoshi Ohira Book Prize Perhaps the single most important monograph to have appeared in modern Philippine history. --David Joel Steinberg, editor of In Search of Southeast AsiaExpand
Power of the Word