Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Event: Understanding Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement (31 Oct 14)

This Forum brings together a group of teachers and researchers from HKU to discuss Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement.  Is this a new form of politics?  What inter-generational dynamics are at work in this largely student-led movement?  How has the experience of cultural identity shaped the demands of the students?  Can Hong Kong politics ever return to 'business as usual'?  What role should academics and universities play in the unfolding events?
When: Friday, 31 October 2014, 3pm-5pm
Where: Large Moot Court, 2/F, Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU.  No Registration Required.  Seating capacity: 300.
Chair: Timothy O'Leary (Head of School of Humanities), Speakers: Joe Lau (Philosophy), Mirana Szeto (Comparative Literature), Stephen Chu (Hong Kong Studies), Joseph Chan (Politics), Marco Wan (Law).

2 comments:

  1. The event was reported on in the SCMP, see http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1629431/high-degree-autonomy-city-will-not-undermine-chinas-sovereign-power

    A recording of the entire event has been uploaded to YouTube and can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5i-Ela25OQ

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  2. What role should academics and universities play in the unfolding events?umbrella

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