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After a Sleepless Year: Hong Kong vs. China


After a Sleepless Year: Hong Kong vs. China

Webinar with Ching Kwan Lee (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)


Wednesday, June 3, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Pacific Time)


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UCLA Asia Pacific Center Hong Kong Studies Program Speaker Series

This event has now passed, but you can view the full video on YouTube.

One year since Hong Kong’s anti-extradition movement began, Prof. Ching Kwan Lee analyzes the various frontlines of resistance beyond street protests, all in reaction to an increasingly repressive and aggressive Chinese regime. Lee highlights breakthroughs already achieved, the latest crackdown during the COVID-19 pandemic and envisions challenges ahead. This webinar is moderated by Victor Shih, associate professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy is a collaborative effort of the Asia Pacific Center at UCLA and the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego.

Ching Kwan Lee 李靜君 is currently the Chung Sze-Yuen Professor of Social Science at the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and Professor of Sociology at UCLA. Her research focuses on comparative issues work, globalization, political sociology, development of the global south, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Africa. Lee chairs the Society for Hong Kong Studies and edited the volume: "Take Back Our Future: an Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement" (Cornell 2019).

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From a British colony incorporating the cultural and institutional practices of East and West to an international business center maintaining its own political and judicial systems under Chinese sovereignty, Hong Kong has played a considerable role in the global nexus of capital, cultural, and information exchange. The Asia Pacific Center Hong Kong Studies Program Speaker Series explores the uniqueness of the city from the politico-legal, economic, and cultural perspectives, and its current position in US-China relations. This series is a collaborative effort of the Asia Pacific Center at UCLA and the 21st Century China Center at UC San Diego.


Sponsor(s): Asia Pacific Center, UC San Diego 21st Century China Center