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Book talk by Justin Hui on New Territories 界

Talk #7 New Territories 界 by Justin Hui

Rethinking Territory Along the Northern Border

Artist and architect Justin Hui will be sharing his new photobook “New Territories”, published by Asia One. The series of images from the title explores the changing landscape of Hong Kong’s northern frontier, caught between its past and ongoing integration with mainland China. It is a journey across the ruins of fading memories of what once was to discover the meaning of home in a city that is ever changing.

The artist discovers a landscape interwoven with myths and forgotten histories. Each of his encounters reveal a territory torn between its past and proximity with Shenzhen, in which villages are demolished to the ground to make way for new towers, hidden shrines unearth neglected histories, and forests are eroded by construction.

The landscape becomes a new kind of territory, an inner journey that straddles past and present, nature and civilisation, occupation and absence, the seen and imagined. These images are contemplative as they are descriptive as the artist ponders the meaning of territory, memory and time, and the legacies of the past. 

You can get a copy of the book via AsiaOne:

Moderator: Cecilia L. Chu
Associate Professor and Director of the MSc Conservation Programme in the Division of Landscape Architecture at HKU

Discussant: Xiaoxuan Lu
Assistant Professor in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong

Should you have any questions about this event, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

Book Talk #7 –
Date: 10 February 2023 (Friday)
Time: 2100 – 2200 Hong Kong time
Language: English
Format: Online

This event is supported by WMA.

Preview of the book talk series:

#7 New Territories 界 by Justin Hui on 3 February 2023 (Friday) at 2100HKT; Online (RSVP:

Past book talks:

#1 Hong Kong Takes Flight: Commercial Aviation and the Making of a Global Hub, 1930s–1998 by John D. Wong (HKU) on 07 October 2022 (Friday) at 1700HKT; In-person

#2 Hong Kong Visual Culture: The M+ Guide by Tina Pang (M+) on 04 November 2022 (Friday) at 1700HKT; In-person

#3 英國檔案中的香港前途問題 by Gary Cheung (CityU) on 18 November 2022 (Friday) at 1700HKT; In-person

#4 Building Colonial Hong Kong, Speculative Development and Segregation in the City by Cecilia L. Chu (HKU) on 25 November 2022 (Friday) at 1700HKT; Hybrid: Online & In-person

#5 Political Censorship in British Hong Kong, Freedom of Expression and the Law (1842–1997) by Michael Ng (HKU) on 09 December 2022 (Friday) at 1700HKT; Hybrid: Online & In-person

#6 Hong Kong Foodways (Hong Kong Matters) by Sidney Cheung (CUHK) on 13 January 2023 (Friday) at 1700HKT; In-person

Justin Hui
Date & Time
Talk #7 - 10 February 2023 (Friday) 2100-2200 HKT
Online via Zoom