The “musical” scene on ‘My City’

Replies0Voices1January 14, 2021 at 6:15 pmXiXiCityWhen reading Xi Xi’s “My City”, I came across at chapter nine a passage on death and funeral, which is rarely touched on by critics, and the “musical” scene in the passage left a particularly…View Topic

Yanyi’s reflections on ‘My City’

Replies0Voices1December 1, 2020 at 4:40 pmXiXiCityWhile I was impressed by “citizenship only” and the funeral train in my first reading of the book, My City’s being chosen as the book for 2020 by “One City One Book” makes it possible…View Topic

Bidisha Banerjee comments on ‘My City’

Replies0Voices1November 30, 2020 at 12:32 pmXiXiCityWhat I enjoyed most about reading Xi Xi’s My City, is the quaint charm with which she imbues everything she delineates, even the most mundane things like moving house, wrapping things in plastic, or repairing…View Topic

Lucinda News comments on ‘My City’

Replies0Voices1November 30, 2020 at 12:31 pmXiXiCity“Xi Xi’s writing is both child-like and highly challenging. In My City, you are shown Hong Kong as if refracted through a prism. The city is there, but you never see it head on. The…View Topic

Hawk Chang comments on ‘My City’

Replies0Voices1November 30, 2020 at 12:26 pmXiXiCity“In my reading of Xi Xi’s works, I am particularly impressed with her double identity as a narrator. On the one hand, we perceive an objective speaker who is skillfully detached from the story. On…View Topic

Christopher Mattison comments on ‘My City’

Replies0Voices1November 30, 2020 at 12:25 pmXiXiCityThe art historian Jonathan Hay writes about the “Suspension of Dynastic Time” in relation to artists and scholars who found themselves caught between the bian 變 (‘transformation’) from the Ming to the Qing dynasty. Individuals…View Topic

Collier Nogues comments on ‘My City’

Replies0Voices1November 27, 2020 at 11:21 amXiXiCity“My favorite thing about My City is how deeply it cultivates a sense of Hong Kongers all being in it together. Take Liberty, who seems in Chapter 2 to be a child still herself, and…View Topic