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展區簡介:報紙期刊
Introduction: Newspapers and Magazines

香港報業自晚清以來興盛發展,傳播新聞消息以外,也為文學作品提供了發表園地。儘管歷來大部份報紙屬於商辦,需要照顧一般讀者口味,但早年的《星島日報.星座》、《香港時報.淺水灣》都不失大報品位,《新生晚報.新趣》、《快報.快趣》時而起用新人,為文壇培訓生力軍。相對來說,期刊雜誌普及程度不如報紙,但更能容納追求文化格調和前衛試驗的作品,《好望角》、《素葉文學》等當年的小眾期刊已成為今天香港文學史上的里程碑,在綜合或文化雜誌如《中國學生周報》、《明報月刊》、《盤古》、《號外》中,也可瞥見不少作家的身影。還有不可遺忘的是,一九六〇年代文社熱潮下出版了不少非商業發售的社刊,為當日青年的文藝熱情留下了印記。

Hong Kong’s newspaper industry began to flourish in the late Qing dynasty. Besides conveying news, newspapers served as publishing platforms for literature. Although most were commercially run and catered to popular tastes, “Xing zuo” (Constellation) in Singtao Daily and “Qian shui wan” (Repulse Bay) in Hong Kong Times in the early years had art and literature pages that did justice to their status as major newspapers, while the cultural columns of “Xin qu” (New interesting issues) in New Life Evening Post and “Kuai qu” (Instant interesting issues) in Express would sometimes employ newcomers to nurture fresh literary talent. Journals and magazines did not enjoy the popularity of newspapers, but they were in a better position to accommodate culturally sophisticated—as well as avant-garde or experimental—literary works. Niche magazines such as Haowangjiao (Cape of good hope) and Su Ye wenxue (Su Ye literature) went on to become milestones in Hong Kong literary history, while writers also contributed to general interest or cultural magazines like the Chinese Student Weekly, Ming Pao Monthly, Pan Ku Magazine and City Magazine. The boom in literary societies in the 1960s also birthed a number of not-for-sale, in-house magazines in which the literary passion of younger writers left its mark.

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