Muse (Hong Kong Magazine)

Muse (Hong Kong Magazine)

"Muse" Magazine (瞄) is a monthly publication on Hong Kong's art and cultural scene. [ [ "HKU Journalism and Media Studies Centre Website"] ]

As of March 2008, the magazine has 1,000 paid subscriptions and several hundred copies sold on newsstands. [ [ Thomas Crampton's Asian media blog] ]


Launched in February 2007, "Muse" models itself after "The New Yorker". [cite journal |last= Lam |first= Perry |year= 2007 |month= 5 |title= The Muse of "Muse" |journal= Muse Magazine |issue= 4 |pages= 2 | accessdate= 2007-12-23] Although "Muse" is primarily an English magazine, Chinese elements are also included. [ [ "Yazhou Zhoukan"] ]

In the March 2008 issue, the magazine has exclusively published Eileen Chang's English short story, "The Spyring", which her Chinese story "Lust, Caution", and subsequently the movie were based on. [ [ ESWN Culture Blog] ]

In the July 2008 issue, the famous Chinese-American novelist Amy Tan was invited to a tour of the Wan Chai district.


The content of each issue typically includes feature stories, profile, fiction, Muse tour and reviews on concerts, cinema, books, theater etc.


"Muse" has been running articles and columns of writers like Lung Ying-tai (龍應台), Xu Xi, Lam Joi-Shan(林在山) and Leo Lee Ou-fan.


"Muse" has sponsored different arts and cultural events in Hong Kong. For example, the Hong Kong Arts Festival [ [ HKAF: The Shape of Things] ] and Hong Kong International Film Festival. [ [ HKIFF "My Cinema"] ]

External links

* [ "Muse" Website]
* [ Blogpost discussing the magazine]
* [ Review by a local newspaper, "Ta Kung Pao"]
* [ In depth overview by Thomas Crampton's Asian media blog]


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