Christopher Dewolf


Hong Kong Reads: “Signs of a Colonial Era” by Gillis Heller and Andrew Yanne

Beneath the cracked pavement of Lyndhurst Terrace run two different histories of Hong Kong. One, reflected in the street’s English name, is a story of polite colonial power: John Lyndhurst was an assistant magistrate in the 19th century. The story behind the street’s Cantonese name, Baai2 Faa1 Gaai1 (擺花街), or Arrange Flowers Street, is entirely […]...
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Christopher Dewolf

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Christopher DeWolf is a Canadian journalist who has lived in Hong Kong since 2008. He was drawn by the contrasts of the city's street life: quiet lanes filled with stray cats and potted plants; sleek glass-and-steel footbridges; frenetic markets where rainbow umbrellas shelter fresh vegetables and flopping fish. Christopher's work on urbanism, architecture, design, art and culture has appeared in the South China Morning Post, Wall Street Journal, TIME, LEAP and many other publications. His book on Hong Kong's unique urban culture, Borrowed Spaces: Life Between the Cracks of Modern Hong Kong, was published by Penguin in 2017. He hopes to bring a ground-up sense of place to his work for Zolima CityMag.

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