Ghetto at the center of the world : Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong
Gordon Mathews (Author)
There is nowhere else in the world quite like Chungking Mansions, a dilapidated seventeen-story commercial and residential structure in the heart of Hong Kong's tourist district. A remarkably motley group of people call the building home; Pakistani phone stall operators, Chinese guesthouse workers, Nepalese heroin addicts, Indonesian sex workers, and traders and asylum seekers from all over Asia and Africa live and work there--even backpacking tourists rent rooms. In short, it is possibly the most globalized spot on the planet. But as Ghetto at the Center of the World shows us, a trip to Chungki
eBook, English, 2011
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2011
1 online resource (xi, 241 pages) : illustrations, maps
9780226510217, 9786613362698, 9781283362696, 0226510212, 6613362697, 1283362694
Acknowledgments; Prelude: A Note on Hong Kong; 1. Place/ Introducing Chungking Mansions; 2. People/ Traders; 3. Goods/ The Passage of Goods in Chungking Mansions; 4. Laws/ The Omnipresent Shadow of the Law; 5. Future/ Changing Imaginations of Chungking Mansions; Notes; Reference; Index
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