WEATHERHEAD BOOKS ON ASIA
Dung Kai-cheung. Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City.
Translated by Dung Kai-cheung, Anders Hansson and Bonnie S. McDougall (2012)
“Dung Kai-cheung’s Atlas: The Archeology of an Imaginary City is a most unusual work in the history of modern Chinese literature: part fiction, part history, part theory—all in the service of the author’s unique method of fictional ‘archaeology,’ an endeavor that has unearthed a wealth of materials—streets, buildings, personalities, names and signs, and marvels and legends—about this ‘vanished’ city, the traces of which constitute the sum total of Hong Kong’s cultural memory.”
—Leo Ou-fan Lee, author of City Between Worlds: My Hong Kong