From its beginnings as a pestilent port and colonial backwater, Hong Kong became the "pearl" of a declining British empire, and then ascended to its present status as a gleaming city of commerce. Throughout its history, Hong Kong has been steeped in drama, intrigue and seismic social shifts.

Shih Shu-ching, an acclaimed Taiwanese writer, sets her epic tale of one beautiful and determined woman's family amid this rich and colorful history, capturing in vivid, panoramic detail the unique tensions and atmosphere that characterize the city. Critically praised and long popular in the Chinese-speaking world, City of the Queen is now available for the first time in English.

Shih will be in conversation with Nanxiu Qian, associate professor of Chinese literature, Rice University. A reception will follow the program.

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Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, TX 77004
http://asiasociety.org/texas/events/shih-shu-ching-city-queen?utm_source=Asia+Society+Texas+Center+List&utm_campaign=093bd59b8f-12120412_UpcomingPrograms&utm_medium=email

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