'Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow Taiwan': History, Geopolitics and Transboundary Civil Society between China’s Two Peripheral Societies
Mandarin presentation; English PPT; bilingual Q&As
Mandarin Forum

“Today Hong Kong, Tomorrow Taiwan” has been a popular slogan since two large-scale citizen disobedience campaigns resisted the growing encroachment from Beijing in 2014 (the Sunflower Movement in Taiwan and the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong), and emerged again in Hong Kong’s 2019 anti-extradition movement and Taiwan’s 2020 presidential election. This lecture will take a historical and geopolitical perspective to understand the contrasting results of prodemocracy movements in two territories. In particular, the lecture will focus on how civil society actors built and sustained a vibrant transboundary network in the past decade and how it facilitated broader change in identity and popular opinion.
Date: 29 April 2022, 13:00 (Friday, 1st week, Trinity 2022)
Venue: Online
Speaker: Professor Ming-sho Ho (National Taiwan University)
Organising department: Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Organiser: Dr Annie Hongping Nie
Organiser contact email address: hongping.nie@orinst.ox.ac.uk
Host: Dr Annie Hongping Nie
Part of: Mandarin Forum
Booking required?: Required
Booking url: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eqztvlK1SqGarUYP0ZCjIw
Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editor: Clare Orchard