Homelessness and Self-Disclosure : Evans Chan's "Minor" Cinema

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPostcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative HIstories
Subtitle of host publicationThe Cinema of Evans Chan
EditorsTony Williams
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherHong Kong University Press
Chapter4
Pages35-40
ISBN (Electronic)9789888313488
ISBN (Print)9789888208166
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Abstract

Hungarian philosopher Georg Lukács described all literature as a response to the broad existential problems that confronted their authors. An important feature is the close connection between metaphysical and historical questions. On the one hand, all literary forms articulate a general vision of what it means to be human. On the other hand, this vision is elaborated in response to the author’s cultural and political context.

In Lukács’s view, the novel arises out of a fundamental problem: deep-rooted frameworks of orientation have disappeared, social structures have become mere conventions, and objective moral standards no longer command absolute conviction. He describes ...

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  • Evans Chan, Georg Lukacs, Absurdity, Intertextuality, Homelessness, history

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Homelessness and Self-Disclosure : Evans Chan's "Minor" Cinema. / Rodriguez, Hector.

Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative HIstories: The Cinema of Evans Chan. ed. / Tony Williams. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press, 2015. p. 35-40.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)peer-review