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The Englishized Subject

Postcolonial Writings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia

Authors: Tam, Kwok-kan

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  • Presents a pioneering study of Englishized subjectivity in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysian writings
  • Provides a new perspective on the rise of Southeast Asian Englishes
  • Offers an in-depth exploration of cultural hybridity in Southeast Asian Englishes
  • Includes cases of bilingual creativity and new uses of English in Southeast Asian writings
  • Examines English in new ownerships of Southeast Asia
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This book addresses issues of how the cultures in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia have been Englishized in postcolonial and globcalized contexts, not just in terms of language, but also in writers’/people’s subjectivity. Taking a cultural-literary approach to the study of Englishized subjectivity, the book offers a unique study of hybridized literary/language forms by relating them to bilingual thinking and bicultural sensibility. Poets, novelists and playwrights have different strategies to cope with new images and new forms of expression that can capture their sense of hybridized identity, and as a result, hybridity becomes creativity.

About the authors

Head of the International Ibsen Committee (University of Oslo) and Foundation Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities, Kwok-kan Tam is Chair Professor of English and Dean of Humanities and Social Science at Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. He has served as Chair Professor and Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University of Hong Kong and as Professor, Department Chairman and Head of Graduate Division at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has been awarded Visiting Professorships and Fellowships at Stockholm University, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sophia University, National University of Singapore and the East-West Center, Honolulu. His areas of expertise include Ibsen studies, Gao Xingjian studies, world Englishes, postcolonial studies in literature, identity and gender studies, comparative literature, and drama. He has received numerous fellowships and grants for his research on Chinese Ibsenism.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-2520-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-2519-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Englishized Subject
Book Subtitle
Postcolonial Writings in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-2520-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-2520-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-2519-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 154
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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