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THE INVISIBLE CITIZENS OF HONG KONG: ART AND STORIES OF VIETNAMESE BOATPEOPLE. Sophia Suk-mun Law. Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 2014. Bordertown Thinker Series. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Columbia University Press, New York. 256 pp. with 66 ills. (44 col.). 24 x 16 cm. ISBN 9789629966331 In English.
Publisher's description: On May 3, 1975, Hong Kong received its first cohort of 3,743 Vietnamese boatpeople, the beginning of a twenty-five-year chain of events developing within the larger context of forced migration in the modern world. This book intertwines historical archives with personal drawings created by Vietnamese people detained in Hong Kong camps. A work of collective memory with a human face, the text shows how artistic expression, interpretation, and analysis can help traumatized souls to heal while compelling society to confront a past that has vanished without any trace of reflection. By unraveling this history, the book seeks to inspire new, conscious review and re-interpretation of the past to elicit new insight and meaning.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western in a Western Style, Asia (Western Style) — Vietnam — Post-1970 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 159936
Hardcover $45.00    

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