Roundtable Umbrella Movement Revisited

 03/19/2015

 17:00-19:00
 Dr. Wu Yee Sun Lecture Theatre (Room WLB 109), Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University
HKBU-CEFC

ORGANIZERS:

French Centre for Research on Contemporary China

Hong Kong Baptist University, Department of Government and International Studies

LANGUAGE:

English

PROGRAM:

Three months after the end of the occupation, observers are divided about the accomplishments of the movement. Some point out that it was unable to inflect the framework for political reform. Others highlight the deeper changes that the movement has begun to bring about in Hong Kong society. This panel discussion will be devoted to assessing the movement from various angles: its place in the evolution of Hong Kong politics and institutions, its specificities as a contentious social movement, its social composition in the context of socioeconomic polarization that characterizes Hong Kong, and its influence on Hong Kong – Beijing relations.

SPEAKERS:

Kenneth Chan (Hong Kong Baptist University): “Trust No One!” The Prospects of (De-) Institutionalization of the Umbrella Movement

Edmund W. Cheng (London School of Economics), Samson Yuen (Oxford University, CEFC): Transgressive activism and its limits

Prof. Ting Wai (Hong Kong Baptist University): Hong Kong-Beijing relations after the Umbrella Movement

Dr. Benson Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University): The Umbrella Movement and Hong Kong Identity

Prof. Ray Yep (City University of Hong Kong): Umbrella Movement: Some Historical Perspectives

The discussion was chaired by Jean-Pierre Cabestan (HKBU) and Sebastian Veg (CEFC)

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Pictures: courtesy of Mr. Terence T. Yeung

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