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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