Kowloon: Unknown Territory

Blacksmith Books

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- Size: 25 (L) x 21 (W) cm

- Binding: softcover, 256 pages

- Language: English

- Author: Nicole Chabot

- Photographer: Ira Chaplain

- Publisher: Blacksmith Books, 2013

What do “Deep water pier”, “Nine dragons city” and “Mandarin‘s lake” have in common with “Wong Tai Sin”, the name of a Taoist deity? They’re all districts in Kowloon.

This book is an exploration of what is often seen as Hong Kong’s shadow-side, from the viewpoints of community, consumerism, art, food, fashion and sex – 15 years after the handover. Scores of colour photographs bring the peninsula to the reader in a salute to street culture and the ordinary and extraordinary people of Kowloon.