“Hong Kong Dictionary” (noun.) A dictionary belonging to Hong Kongers
This event will be conducted in Cantonese.
Editor Char is the mind behind instagram page hk.dict, a documentation of multi-layered phrases which he has now compiled into a book, preserving the colourful language of Cantonese within its pages. He speaks with Chow Ka Ying on the inspiration and hopes behind his social media page, his publishing journey, and the importance of language and words that form our culture and identity.
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During his studies, Char was deeply influenced by Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and believes that language plays an indispensable role in daily life, and hopes to record this generation of Hong Kong culture through the publication of 《港字典》.
Ka Ying is an educator and literati, who enjoys storytelling.