「回歸」的文化焦慮:1995年的《今天•香港文化專輯》與2007年的《今天•香港十年》

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Abstract

1995年,《今天》雜誌邀請梁秉鈞主編「香港文化專輯」,梁秉鈞在該專輯的〈引言〉解釋編輯理念,亦表達了一種焦慮,他透過編選作品,包括李歐梵談論香港文化的邊緣性,劉以鬯從王韜談論香港文學的起源、周蕾談論「既不是尋根也不是混雜」的「後殖民自創」等,抗衡香港回歸前的文化焦慮。十二年後,2007年的《今天》夏季號,再有葉輝主編「香港十年專號」,因應香港回歸中國十年,葉輝在〈前言〉提出「回顧香港人這十年來的所見所聞所思所想」,也透過編入游靜的小說〈半透明人〉,謝曉虹的小說〈人魚〉,以及朗天的電影評論、周思中的社運評論,思考回歸十年的身份迷思。本論文以1995年的《今天.香港文化專輯》和2007年的《今天.香港十年》為分析對象,討論1997年香港回歸中國之前及之後,「本土」議題在文學創作和評論方面的變化,以及兩個專輯中的作品,對香港回歸中國作出怎樣的呈現和論述。
In 1995, Leung Ping-kwan was invited to be guest editor of “Special Issue on Hong Kong Culture” in literature journal Today. Leung explained his concept in the introduction to the special issue, at the same time he also expressed his anxieties. Leung tried to resist the cultural anxieties in Hong Kong during the run-up to the territory's handover to China by means of the selection of works in the special issue, which includes Leo Ou-fan Lee's discussion of the marginality of Hong Kong culture, Liu Yi-chang's discussion on the origins of Hong Kong literature starting from Wang Tao, and Rey Chow's Postcolonial Self-Writing as “Neither Roots nor Hybrids”. After 12 years, Yip Fai was guest editor for the “Hong Kong Ten Years Special Issue” in Today's 2007 summer issue in retrospection of the first decade since the handover. In the introduction to the special issue, Yip wrote that it was a “retrospective on the thoughts and observations by Hong Kong people during the past ten years”. The special issue looks into the myth of identity upon the territory's ten year's anniversary of the handover through the selection of short stories including “Translucent Human” by Yau Ching and “Mermaid” by Dorothy Tse Hiu-hung, film criticism by Shum Long-tin and social movement criticism by Chow Sze Chung. By analyzing the “Special Issue on Hong Kong Culture” and “Hong Kong Ten Years Special Issue” of Today in 1995 and 2007 respectively, this thesis discusses how the issues of “locality” in literature creation and criticism have evolved before and after the “handover” in 1997, and how was Hong Kong's “handover” to China represented and narrated in the works selected in these two special issues. Copyright © 2016 政治大學中國文學系.
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)65-90
Journal政大中文學報
Volume25
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016

Citation

陳智德(2016):「回歸」的文化焦慮:1995年的《今天•香港文化專輯》與2007年的《今天•香港十年》,《政大中文學報》,25 ,頁65-90。

Keywords

  • 《今天》
  • 九七回歸
  • 香港文學
  • 文化焦慮
  • Today
  • The handover of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong literature
  • Cultural anxieties
  • Alt. title: Cultural anxiety of Hong Kong’s “return” to China: From “Special issue on Hong Kong culture” (1995) and “Hong Kong ten years special issue” (2007) of literature journal today