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Neither Here Nor There

A cross-section of Hong Kong art from a recent decade

BY ANTHONY LEUNG PO-SHAN

WILSON SHIEH, The Twenty-Eight Hong Kong Governors (detail), 2011, colored pencil on watercolor paper,
set of four: 72 x 100 cm each. Courtesy Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery.

Hong Kong is different from most decolonized states in that the end of its European era of colonization did not result in independence. The people of Hong Kong had no say in the decisions surrounding the handover by the British government of their sovereignty to China, which took placeā€¦

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