Hong Kong Art Deco: Theatre buildings and the rise of modern cinema in transforming the city's socio-cultural landscape

Project: Research project

Project Details


This research argues that Art Deco, a modern architectural style, can be understood as a form of entertainment and demonstration of resistance of the colonized in early twentieth century Hong Kong. The project ultimately aims at examining the reach of Art Deco into everyday life of Hong Kong in the form of architecture and cinema, critique the dynamics between the dominated-subjugated in colonial Hong Kong, and offer a new way to conserve architectural heritage through emphasizing its aesthetic and sociocultural implications.

Funding Source: RGC - General Research Fund (GRF)
Effective start/end date01/01/2030/06/22


  • art deco
  • cinema
  • theatre buildings
  • modern architecture
  • Hong Kong


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