Pride of Place: A series in which teaching staff and students from the English Department reflect on a place in Hong Kong. [Read all entries.] [Revisit the “Pet Sounds” series.] [Revisit the “Headspace” series.] [Revisit the “Ongoing” series.] [Revisit the “Interrogative” series.]
Displace Replace Place
I displaced myself from where I grew up, only to find myself recreating spaces in my own home that felt like my memories. I sit often on this refurbished bench salvaged from a village hut so that I can be at this table that faces the wall. The table is a mess, but there is just enough room for me to enjoy a different world that I may create through music and imagination while my furry children crowd around to nap with the rhythmic tinkles and sustained resonances.
Lian-Hee Wee is Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature. [Click here to read all entries by or about Lian-Hee.]