Hong Kong after the fish ball revolution in 2016, the fate of Hong Kong people being suppressed was indeed expected by Hou Junming in 1996, not to mention the fierce anti-extradition movement in 2019. It is indeed a cruel yet accurate prediction. Conclusion: Inspiration from Crime and Punishment in Hong Kong Compared with Hou Junming's other works, "Hong Kong Crime and Punishment" has received less attention, perhaps because its themes focus on Hong Kong's political and social issues, which seem to have nothing to do with Taiwan, and have not caused much discussion.
On the other hand, unlike Hou Junming’s previous telemarketing list series of prints, such as a set of 8 pieces of “Repentance of the Ultimate Bliss” or a set of 18 pieces of “Sou Shen Ji” (19 pieces if the self-preface is included), Hong Kong Crime and Punishment has only 3 pieces, which is a small number. It would be a pity to ignore his artistic creativity because of this. Basically, "Hong Kong Crime and Punishment" is a very realistic but universal work of art. Although the original intention of these three prints was to echo the social situation in which.
Hong Kong was about to be returned to China in 1996, the social issues involved are not limited to the topic of current affairs, but from phenomena to structural factors, predicting The warning of the increasingly dire situation in Hong Kong that followed could be seen as a universal allegory that Taiwanese could learn from. Before Hou Junming created "Hong Kong Crime and Punishment" in 1996, Taiwan was not without artistic works that paid attention to social reality, but generally realistic works were mostly realistic, or were highly targeted and satirical.