Room 4.36 RRST
Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

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Feb 27 2020


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Department of Comparative Literature

Department of Comparative Literature (Cancelled)

*** This event is cancelled. ***

Gender / Diversity / Democracy: The History of Protests in Hong Kong


Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Venue: 4.36, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

John Carroll, Professor, Department of History, HKU
Ray Yep, Professor, Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong
Julia Bowes, Assistant Professor, Department of History, HKU
Michael Ng, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, HKU

Moderator: Gina Marchetti, Professor, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU


Can Hong Kong’s past shed light on the current political situation in the territory? Does history provide any “lessons” or “cautionary tales” for the current administration? Do past protest movements (1956, 1966-67, 1989, 2003, 2014, among others) resemble the Anti-ELAB movement of 2019? Are comparisons to other protest movements at other times and/or in other places useful for understanding Hong Kong’s current political dilemma? Do the “herstories” of women and the histories of minorities in Hong Kong speak to the current crisis in any specific ways? Can the rearview mirror of historical analysis steer Hong Kong in the right direction? This panel digs deep into the past to engage with these and other questions facing the HKSAR today.

Please register at forms.gle/q2Meq7idn1HVQivi7

For enquiries, please contact Christine Vicera at viceracn@hku.hk

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