Legacies of Tiananmen. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Webinar on Jitsi
Wednesday, 3 June 2020
4 PM (Taipei Time, UTC+8), 9 AM GMT
Jean-Philippe Béja (CNRS, CERI-Sciences Po): “The Legacy of Tiananmen: The End of Mass Political Protest?”
Ho Ming-sho 何明修 (National Taiwan University): “From Patriotism to Universal Values: How Tiananmen Incident is Remembered in Taiwan (1989-2019)”
Winnie W. C. Lai (University of Pennsylvania): “Hong Kong’s Annual June 4th Vigil: Relics of the Tiananmen Protests”
Jean-Philippe Béja is Emeritus Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research and the Center for International Studies and Research at Sciences-Po Paris. He has worked for decades on relations between society and the Party in China, and has written extensively on intellectuals and on the pro-democracy movement in the People’s Republic of China. He also works on Hong Kong politics. He edited The Impact of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Massacre (Routledge, 2011), Liu Xiaobo, La philosophie du porc et autres essais (Gallimard, 2011), and Liu Xiaobo, Charter 08 and the Challenges of Political Reform in China (Hong Kong University Press, 2012, co-edited with Fu Hualing and Eva Pils).
Ho Ming-sho 何明修 received his Ph.D. in Sociology (2000) from National Taiwan University, where he is a Professor. Before that, he was affiliated with Nanhua University and National Sun Yat-sen University. Ming-sho’s research interests include social movements, labor and environmental issues. He published Working Class Formation in Taiwan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), Challenging Beijing’s Mandate of Heaven: Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement (Temple University Press, 2019), and more recently “為什麼要佔領街頭?從太陽花、雨傘，到反送中運動” (左岸文化, 2019).
Winnie W. C. Lai is currently a PhD candidate in Music Studies, (Ethno)musicology, and a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, currently based in Philadelphia, U.S.A. and Hong Kong. Her works mainly focus on but are not limited to, musical and sonic activism, urban sounds, the philosophical juncture of sound, music, listening, space, and human acts and bodies, sound studies, performance studies, critical theories, Hong Kong protests, and Hong Kong culture. Winnie is also keen to create sound art and ethnographic films with the use of field materials and innovative ideas as a form of advocacy.