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    The Archaeology of an Imaginary City

    by Dung Kai-cheung, Qizhang Dong, Anders Hansson

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    • Genres: fiction, china, fantasy, novels, cities, asia, architecture, cartography
    • ISBN: 9780231161008 (023116100X)
    • Awards: BTBA Best Translated Book Award Nominee for Fiction Longlist (2013), Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Award for Long Form (2013)
    • Author: Dung Kai-cheung, Qizhang Dong, Anders Hansson
    • Format: hardcover, 153 pages
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Language: english
    • Release date: July 17, 2012

    About The Book

    Set in the long-lost City of Victoria (a fictional world similar to Hong Kong), “Atlas” is written from the unified perspective of future archaeologists struggling to rebuild a thrilling metropolis. Divided into four sections — “Theory,” “The City,” “Streets,” and “Signs” — the novel reimagines Victoria through maps and other historical documents and artifacts, mixing real-world scenarios with purely imaginary people and events while incorporating anecdotes and actual and fictional social commentary and critique.

    Much like the quasi-fictional adventures in map-reading and remapping explored by Paul Auster, Jorge Luis Borges, and Italo Calvino, Dung Kai-cheung’s novel challenges the representation of place and history and the limits of technical and scientific media in reconstructing a history. It best exemplifies the author’s versatility and experimentation, along with China’s rapidly evolving literary culture, by blending fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a story about succeeding and failing to recapture the things we lose. Playing with a variety of styles and subjects, Dung Kai-cheung inventively engages with the fate of Hong Kong since its British “handover” in 1997, which officially marked the end of colonial rule and the beginning of an uncharted future.

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