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Catalog of Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On

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ISBN-10: 0231205422

ISBN-13: 9780231205429

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bonnie McDougall, Kai-cheung Dung, Anders Hansson

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Dung Kai-cheung's A Catalog of Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On is a playful and imaginative glimpse into the consumerist dreamscape of late-nineties Hong Kong. First published in 1999, it comprises ninety-nine sketches of life just after the handover of the former British colony to China. Each of these stories in miniature begins from a piece of ephemera, usually consumer products or pop culture phenomena, and develops alternately comic and poignant snapshots of urban life. Dung's sketches center on once-trendy items that evoke the world at the turn of the millennium, such as Hello Kitty, Final Fantasy VIII, a Windows 98 disk, a clamshell mobile phone, Air Jordans, and cargo shorts. The…    
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Book details

List price: $95.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/21/2022
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 5.47" wide x 8.46" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English