Specters of Memory:

Ming-Yuen S. Ma

in Hong Kong Screenscapes

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028566
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206991 | DOI:
Specters of Memory:

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This chapter was originally written as a fictional letter, addressed to Gina Marchetti, an editor and the organizer of the From Hong Kong/Hollywood at the Borders conference. It was intended to be a part of a larger project of fictional letters, which utilize the first-person voice and direct address of letter writing to formulate different polemical debates and theoretical positions. The book agreed to re-write the essay in a more conventional format, which works better with the other chapters in the book. Most of the revisions are at the beginning and the end of the essay, while the body of the text has not been changed much. The book hopes this explains the prevalent use of the “I” voice in the text.

Keywords: Gina Marchetti; Hong Kong; first-person voice; letter writing; fictional letters

Chapter.  2985 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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