A British flag flutters at a rally in Hong Kong in January last year. Photo: AP
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

In former colonies Hong Kong and Taiwan, ‘national’ identity often emerges from fanciful nostalgia

  • Imperial culture is appealingly commodified by the heritage marketing industry
  • Whether British or Japanese, it is eulogised by those who did not live through it

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A British flag flutters at a rally in Hong Kong in January last year. Photo: AP
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Bella Woolf Southorn, often known as Bella Sidney Woolf.
Jason Wordie
Opinion

Opinion

Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Why Bella Sidney Woolf – wife of Hong Kong colonial secretary Tom Southorn – evaded official engagements

Also known as Bella Woolf Southorn, the writer, whose brother married Virginia Woolf, found fulfilment in more intellectual activities than those demanded from formal functions

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Bella Woolf Southorn, often known as Bella Sidney Woolf.
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