Book of the week–Ghetto-SUSAN BLUMBERG-KASON
When I lived in Hong Kong, I always got a kick out of taking friends and family to Chungking Mansions for the first time. You should have seen the looks in their eyes when we strolled over to the elevators in the C block. They must have thought I’d gone mad in Hong Kong, and that they might not make it out themselves.
And then we’d enter an Indian restaurant on an upper floor and they’d lose themselves in curry and wonder why they ever doubted me.
So it was with great excitement that I read Gordon Mathews’ new book, Ghetto at the Center of the World: Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong (University of Chicago Press, 2011), this week.
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