To Pierce the Material Screen:
An Anthology of 20th-Century Hong Kong Literature

Edited by Eva Hung with the assistance of Chi-yin Ip

Volume I: Fiction
Table of contents
Eva Hung—Room to Let: Anthologizing Hong Kong Literature
1. Familiar Marvels
  Liu Yichang: Chain
  Gao Xiong: Two Decades of Hong Kong Oddities (excerpts)
  Ni Kuang: Antiques Alley: A Ge-Ware Incense Burner with 'Flying'
    Handles and Six Legs in Crackled Fenqing Glaze
  Liu Yichang: Wrong Number
  Xi Xi: Marvels of A Floating City
2. Folks Next Door
  Lü Lun: The Lottery Ticket
  Yi Shu: Homecoming
  Virginia Suk Yin Ng: Father
  Lü Qi Shi: Air Granny
  Chan Wai Ying: Tied Together by Fate
  Chan Hay Ching: You and Your Father and Your Mother
3. Shadowlands
  Wu Xubin: The Sea
  Peng Cao: The Red Horse
  Xi Xi: A Girl Like Me
  Chan Po Chun: Beginnings and Endings
  Wong Pok: Topic of Conversation
  Ngan Shun Kau: The Censure of Heaven
4. Seasons of the Heart
  Zi Ren: Long Corridor, Short Song
  Sharon Hiu Ieong Chung: Greensleeves
  Xin Qi Shi: Missing Person
  Patsy Lai Shan Kwan: The Angel and the Angel's Halo
  Wong Bik Wan: Plenty and Sorrow
  Dung Kai Cheung: The Rise and Fall of Wing Shing Street
Notes on Authors
Notes on Translators

Volume II: Essays & Poetry
Table of contents
1. History's Alleyways
  Yin Jiang: A Spell
  Huang Lu: Hawkers of Olives
  Lu Yi Shi: Song on a Rainy Day
  Fan Sin Piu: Passing My Father's Old Shop
  Tao Jie: The Rings of a Tree
  Han Mu: On this Land there once Lived
  Yip Fai: The Old Chap in the Shop of Paper Effigies
  Du Du: Going to the Movies
  Stephen Soong: Trite Language
  Xia Guo: The Emotional Appeal of Wonton Noodles
  Xiao Si: A History in Books
2. Local Habitations
  Li Yuzhong: In the City, the Month of May
  Shu Xiang Cheng: Cable Car on Victoria Peak
  Margaret Ng: A Place of One's Own
  Xiao Si: Night Market
  Tang Da Jiang: Having Tea
  Wu Yin Ching: High Street
  Choi Chi Fung: Sleepwalk in the Suburbs
  Ma Kwok Ming: My Childhood in Tsuen Wan (excerpts)
  Chan Chi Tak: Boat and Home
  DEL: The Eight-thirty Train
3. Distant Vistas
  Liu Mu Xia: Skyscraper
  Joseph S. M. Lau: Potato-eating Days (excerpts)
  Gu Cangwu: Seeing Snow the Second Time
  Wan Kin Lau: Sunday, Overcast
  Yu Feng: The Kite
  Chan Siu Wah: White Hair
  Qiu Cheng: Return
  Tsai Yim Pui: Decathlon
4. China • China
  Chen Jiangfan: Eventide
  Li Kuang: Doors
  He Da: The Times
  Ronald P. Mar: The Prodigal Sons who Burnt their Harps
  Kun Nan: Hail, the Steeds of Legend
  Ji Hun: Loss
  Dai Tian: The Story of the Stone
  Yuan Yuan: Good Work Undone
  Tsai Yim Pui: Six Martyrs
  Wong Pok: On Forbearance
5. Third Side of the Strait
  Xu Su: Reading History Plays
  Xu Xu: Freedom Not to Speak
  Yu Kwang-chung: The Kowloon-Canton Railway
  Laurence Wong: I Fear I May Grow Old before Frost Fall
  Dong Qiao: This Generation
  Lau Wai Shing: On Passing by Train through Tangshan
  Chung Wai Man: Conch Shells in the Mist
  Chan Chi Tak: Flag
  Li Yue: Sacred Territory
6. 1997
  Ah Lian: If I Had Roots Too
  Ha Gong: The Legalization of Rape
  Ha Gong: Getting High
  Ji Hun: I'm Afraid I'll Fall Asleep Before Dawn
  Cheung Siu Por: Refused Entry to Peking University
  Cheung Siu Por: Ears Pressed to Echo Wall
  Chang Chak Yan: A Tale of Tangled Lines
  Chan Chi Wa: Images of Hong Kong in the Tourist
  Association's Publicity Films
7. Of Life and Living
  Shu Xiang Cheng: Ten Lines
  Cao Juren: Having Drifted over the Sea of Life (excerpts)
  Wong Man: Obdurate
  Si Guo: Unemployed
  Lau Wai Shing: A Moth in the Strip Light
  Hui Tik Cheung: Falling
  Chung Ling Ling: Those Aches and Pains
  Wong Leung Wo: At Midnight, I Saw your Little Shoes
  Hanging at the Bathroom Window-to Ying-ying
  Yin Jiang: Flying Ants over Water
  Xi Xi: Elegy for a Breast (excerpts)
  Tang Siu Wa: Stilled
8. Fairground Mirrors
  Ou Wai Ou: Love Takes a Bus
  San Su: Paying One's Last Respects is Both a Source of
  Anguish for the Living and an Insult to the Dead
  Chai Wa Wa: True Confession
  Wang Ting Zhi: Support the Construction of Daya Bay Nuclear
  Xiao Xi: 'You Don't Want Roses'
  Zhang Wenda: I'm All for Fox Fairies
  Gaylord Kai Loh Leung: Homage to the Toilet
  Xiang Zhuang: The Overdevelopment of Language
9. A Grain of Sand
  Yin Han: A Small Fish
  Hung Chi: The Stewed-Pork Vendor
  P. K. Leung: Not Just Another New Year's Painting
  Wu Yin Ching: Garment Reading
  Huang Canran: Loneliness
  Chan Tak Kam: Blind Fortune-tellers
  P. K. Leung: Bittermelon
  Fan Sin Piu: Afternoon Anxieties
  Liu Wai Tong: To a Young Lady in an MTR Train
  Lee Ying Ho: No Exit
10. All are Written unto Me
  Huang Canran: 'Who am I?'
  Heather Tu: The Witch's Song
  Yip Fai: The Nut in a Drawer
  Heather Tu: Denial of the Flesh
  Xu Su: Giving up Smoking
  Zhao Tao: My Life with Mirrors
  Gu Cangwu: On the Tower
  Ho Fuk Yan: Letter Writing
  Wong Leung Wo: Still Unborn
Notes on Authors
Notes on Translators
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