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Resistance and Contention: Identities, Connections and Power

In this panel, scholars of different disciplines and across geographical locations will discuss how the distinctiveness of Hong Kong civil society values and contentions can take new forms in alternative spaces under an authoritarian regime in Hong Kong and beyond. What implications does the Hong Kong experience offer for the comparative study of contentious politics?
Saving Hong Kong From Afar
Victoria Hui, Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Notre Dame
Professor Hui’s core research examines the centrality of war in the formation and transformation of “China” in the long span of history. She also studies contentious politics. She is a co-researcher of a survey project–Hong Kong Voices in American Politics–and has extensively commented on Hong Kong politics in various major US media networks.
What’s Next After the ‘Endgame’: Naam-caau and Temporality in Hong Kong
Iam Chong Ip, Visiting Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies, Lingnan University
Professor Ip’s research is in the areas of urban/rural sociology, urban politics and political economy. His book, Hong Kong’s New Identity Politics: Longing for the Local in the Shadow of China (2020), uses Hong Kong as a case study of how the production of the desire for “the local” lies at the heart of global cultural economy.
Global Identity of Hong Kong: Past, Present and Future
Simon Shen, Founder of start-up groups Global Learning Offices and 1841
Dr Shen is an international relations scholar currently serving as an adjunct associate professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and visiting fellow of Academic Sinica in Taiwan. He is a commentator for various global and local media and is running a series of social media with a total number of 500,000 followers.
Sherry Yuen-Yung Chan, Doctoral Student, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sanho Chung, Doctoral Student, Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona
Moderator: Susan Henders, Associate Professor, Politics, York University
This is the first panel in the Hong Kong Beyond Hong Kong Symposium, which inquires how Hong Kong as a “distinct society” culturally, politically and economically could sustain moving forward within geographical Hong Kong and beyond. Invited panel speakers will explore new forms of contentious politics in alternative spaces, new visions and discourses in Hong Kong Studies, and the implication of the Hong Kong experience for Canada and the wider world. The symposium is presented alongside the Fourth Bernard H. K. Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies at York University.
Please register by 8 June 2021.
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Jun 10 2021


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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