Tammy Ho Lai-Ming

Tammy Ho Lai-Ming is a Hong Kong-born editor, translator and poet. She is the founding co-editor of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and the academic journal, Victorian Network. Her translations of others' work can be found in World Literature Today, Chinese Literature Today, Drunken Boat, among other places. She is an assistant professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, where she teaches fiction, poetics and modern drama. In 2016, she was awarded the Young Artist Award in Literary Arts by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Her poetry collection is Hula Hooping (2015).

Can We Say Hong Kong?

I am asking you, prompting you—forcing you even—to pause and reflect on something that we take for granted—namely, saying “Hong Kong” with such certainty and confidence