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Indelible City: Louisa Lim
May 19, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm AEST
The story of Hong Kong has long been obscured by competing myths: to Britain, a ‘barren rock’ with no appreciable history; to China, a part of Chinese soil from time immemorial that had at last returned to the ancestral fold. To its inhabitants, the city was a place of refuge and rebellion, whose own history was so little taught that they began mythmaking their own past.
When protests erupted in 2019 and were met with escalating suppression from Beijing, Louisa Lim – raised in Hong Kong as a half-Chinese, half-English child, and now a reporter who had covered the region for a decade – realised that she was uniquely positioned to unearth Hong Kong’s untold stories.
Join award-winning journalist and podcaster Louisa Lim as she discusses her fascinating portrait of Hong Kong Indelible City, which mixes memoir and reportage and aims to put Hong Kongers at the centre of their own story.