Keane Shum

Keane Shum

Keane Shum is a lawyer who received his MFA in creative writing from the City University of Hong Kong. He is a frequent contributor to the South China Morning Post, and has also written for The Atlantic, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age


To my future child

MemoirTO MY FUTURE child: Your grandmother’s mother, my wai-po, is a pack rat. I parked in her garage twice a week during the semester I studied at your grandmother’s alma mater, the University of Sydney, and it’s a high-agility parking...

A great leap forward

ReportageAT THE 2012 Olympic Games in London, Hong Kong won a medal – a bronze in cycling. We almost won an unprecedented second medal: our men’s table tennis team lost the bronze medal match to Germany. It would also have...

The way one fell

ReportageRichard the Lionheart waits in a dungeon with his brothers for their father, Henry II, to come kill them. RICHARD: He’s here. He’ll get no satisfaction out of me. He isn’t going to see me beg. GEOFFREY: You chivalric fool. As...

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