A borderland, a hub connecting different worlds and cultures, Hong Kong is a dream, born of a love match between East and West. It is a restless city, often cruel and ruthless, yet capable of winning us over with its hidden charm and its aura of oriental magic. This never conventional story retraces Hong Kong’s streets and its ideal history, unveils characters and events from the city’s past, but also describes its dramatic present, marked by its difficult and controversial relationship with the Chinese motherland and the clash of two divergent views of capitalism. An unfinished city-state, Hong Kong is an outpost suspended between China and Europe.
Marco Lupis, a journalist at the Huffington Post, worked for many years as a war reporter and Hong Kong correspondent for major Italian newspapers and Italian public television.
English TOC and sample chapter available.