Because of its particular history and geography, Hong Kong represents a unique synthesis of both global city and local territory . The question of space and place, and the specific pressure of accelerated time, make Hong Kong a moving platform of exchange within the Asian and world markets. In 'Mapping Hong Kong', Gutierrez and Portefaix attempt to provide a map more for residents than for tourists; a paradoxical map that 'makes strange' a city that has grown too familiar, to reveal a city its residents only half known; an intricately drawn map that enables them to stray. With a foreword by Ackbar Abbas. There is also a section on reference material and maps.
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