I’ve been having fun posting my books of the week, which usually deal with Hong Kong, China, or some aspect of Chinese culture. Not always, but mostly.
Then this week a Facebook friend in Hong Kong suggested I create a Facebook group where we can post books about Hong Kong, Macau, and Shanghai. I loved the idea and got to work on it last night.
The group is called “We love books about Hong Kong, Macau, and Shanghai” and if you’re interested in joining, please check it out on Facebook.
I’ve posted books like Song of the Azalea, Kenneth Ore’s riveting memoir about the Maoist movement in 1950s and 60s Hong Kong.
Or Richard Mason’s iconoclastic The World of Suzie Wong which everyone in Hong Kong read around the time of the handover 14 years ago (has it been that long?).
And then there’s Eileen Chang’s masterpiece, Love in a Fallen City, set in WWII Hong Kong. I still need to see the Chow Yun-fat film version.
Plus many, many more. It’s not only great to learn about new books set in these fabulous cities, but also to discuss the stories with other members of the Facebook group.
I hope to see you on Facebook!