POSTPONED TILL 2007
Join us in “China beyond China.” These two cities, former British and Portuguese colonies, have anomalous and special histories that contribute to shaping 21st century China’s economy, politics and culture. Predominantly peopled by Southern Chinese, the local cultures of these cities have developed quite separately from that of Mainland China during the last century.
We will read and hear from writers and thinkers who can speak to the various literary and cultural expressions that define contemporary Hong Kong and Macau. The group will be headed by Xu Xi, one of Hong Kong’s leading English language writers and a native daughter of the city. You will have the opportunity to meet local cultural figures in intimate, informal settings who will share their work and thoughts.
Hong Kong accommodations include breakfast and are at Robert Black College at the University of Hong Kong (www.hku.hk/rblack/), a quiet retreat in the hills of Hong Kong island. Macau accommodations include breakfast and are at the Pousada Coloane, the far end of the island connected to the main city by a bridge, and furthest from all the casinos which fuel the city's tourism and economy.
8 days, 9 nights May 21 to May 29, 2006
Authors: Abby Frucht, Philip Graham, Robin Hemley, Xu Xi.
Participants should plan to arrive in Hong Kong
no later than Sunday evening, May 21(Night 1) and be ready to join the group on
Monday morning, May 22 (Day 1). We spend four nights in Hong Kong and
head for Macau on Thursday morning May 25. We return to Hong Kong
Monday morning May 29 for one last night.
Check out is Tuesday morning May 30 from Robert Black College.
Please plan your travels accordingly.
All fees are listed in US $. Ground fees include all accommodations in Hong Kong and Macau, transport between Hong Kong and Macau, several events on the schedule and some local group transport. Local taxis in both cities are reasonable, and there is also good public transport available.