Hong Kong people's dis-ease caused by British colonial rule and the unsettling colonial living environment is thematized as a disease in some of Hong Kong's most prominent modernist fiction, such as Liu Yichang's The Drunkard (1963), Yasi's Paper Cut-outs (1977), and Xi Xi's Mourning My Breast (1992). By examining the medical themes of these novels, this chapter examines the promise and failure of Western modernity in colonial Hong Kong, especially in the form of a medical science that did not take into account the local practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Copyright © 2017 The Author(s).
|Title of host publication||New directions in literature and medicine studies|
|Editors||Stephanie M. HILGER|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|