SOAS Hong Kong in Transition Conference

I just got back from my first trip to London to present a paper at SOAS’s Hong Kong in Transition conference on the Hong Kong theatre group Zuni Icosahedron’s East Wing, West Wing series of plays (see photo below). It was great to meet other scholars and practitioners interested in Hong Kong theatre, history, and politics. One highlight was getting to see a curated performance of both the traditional Kun Qu “Flee by Night” and the modern, experimental version directed by Danny Yung. I will try to keep in touch with them to continue our dialogues. I stuck around a few days after the conference and explored the city. I found London to be a lovely metropolis and it seemed that every time your turned your head you would see some historical building or street. There were wonderful paintings and beautifully preserved medieval arms and armor at the Wallace Collection (see photo below). I could have spent another day in that museum. Ah well! Until next time, London!

Whit at the Wallace Collection, London

SOAS Hong Kong in Transition paper presentation

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