Romance in Hong Kong can have its peculiarities; Dung Kai-cheung aims to give non-locals some insight with Cantonese Love Stories. Photo: David Wong

Book review: Dung Kai-cheung’s Cantonese Love Stories lifts Hong Kong’s linguistic veil across 25 snappy pieces

Dung’s short fictional sketches should resonate with anyone who has experienced the city, but may serve as a better introduction to Hong Kong literature than it does to the place itself

Topic |   Cantonese

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Romance in Hong Kong can have its peculiarities; Dung Kai-cheung aims to give non-locals some insight with Cantonese Love Stories. Photo: David Wong
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Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon is editor of the Asian Review of Books. A publisher and entrepreneur, he has been active in technology, culture and international trade and investment. He is the co-author of “The Silver Way: China, Spanish America and the Birth of Globalisation, 1565–1815”. He has been a resident of Hong Kong since 1985.