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Social movements in China and Hong Kong

Gilles Guiheux

Social movements in China and Hong Kong

the expansion of protest space

by Gilles Guiheux

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Published by Amsterdam University Press in Amsterdam .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social change

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-307) and index.

    Statementedited by Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce and Gilles Guiheux
    SeriesICAS publications series. Edited volumes -- 9
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHN733.5 .S63 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination312 p. ;
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25534103M
    ISBN 109089641319, 9048510554
    ISBN 109789089641311, 9789048510559
    OCLC/WorldCa318873546

    One of the illustrations was using the umbrella as a symbol to represent Hong Kong and to distinguish it from China. Doxing, an Internet-based practice of researching and publishing personally identifiable information about an individual that aims to threaten, embarrass, harass, and humiliate the individual Norris,was taking place. Home Lin Song reviews Daniel F. It was once the primary gateway to China; now the ports of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ningbo and Guangzhou each handle more container traffic than Hong Kong.

    This rumor was fortunately proven false by the Facebook groups specialised in checking the veracity of rumors. This book will be of interest to two major groups of readers, those who study East Asia and those who pursue social movements and civil society, as well as politics more generally. Identity Construction Thirdly, the digital world empowered the participants to further construct a Hong Kong identity in the Umbrella Movement. Those outside the camp do too. Take a look around the world.

    The term Hongkonger, or Hong Kongese, was only added to the Oxford English Dictionary in March which proves that the conception of Hong Kong identity had been limited and vague in previous times Lam, The digital world is both interactive and contradictory, comprising both positive and negative aspects and enabling both positive and negative uses. Being leaderless is one thing, and it can, generally, be strategically justified. In JanuaryHong Kong Indigenous spokesman announced its candidacy for the Legislative Council 's New Territories East by-electionwith the main purpose being the promotion of the ideologies of Hong Kong Indigenous and the localist camp. At the beginning of the Umbrella Movement, students were using the yellow ribbon as the symbol of this movement and the practice further developed into a supportive campaign and taking of a political stance with people changing their Facebook profile pictures to feature a yellow ribbon.


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Social movements in China and Hong Kong book

Since then, it has created a paradigm shift on Hong Kong local consciousness from the left-wing discourse of reinterpreting colonial history, cherishing the inclusive and diverse nature of the Hong Kong culture to the right-wing discourse of anti-Chinese sentiment and nostalgia for British rule.

Protesters at the scene cheered and clapped, chanting the slogan multiple times. Revolution of our age" [13] Legislative Council campaigns[ edit ] Localist groups in Hong Kong used the slogan in the LegCo election. Gaining Publicity Lastly, digital media enabled the participants in the Umbrella Movement to gain local and international publicity.

Official withdrawal of the extradition bill that triggered the upheaval is their sole tangible victory to date. For instance, in the Umbrella Movement there was a petition against police violence organized by Evelyn Cheng, an ordinary Hongkonger.

As mentioned above, the participants in the Umbrella movement used communication technology to help them come together in an ad-hoc manner to take an action and to achieve a specific aim.

At around pm, protesters hurled eggs and ink balloons at the building, with some ink hitting the building's Chinese emblem. Social movements have transformed, and new cultures would correspondingly be created to help sustain the struggle for the aims of the social movement.

Digital media have empowered the participants in the Umbrella Movement to effectively communicate, organize, construct identity and gain public attention to their social movement Effective Communication Firstly, the digital world empowered the participants to communicate effectively in the Umbrella Movement.

Now, inspired by their digital experiences, they were collaborating in the offline world with other smart mobs in allocating rubbish bins, bricks and bamboo scaffoldings and suggesting retreat routes as well as cooperating with other networks like the volunteers from emergency services and some student leaders.

Thus, some users were trapped in believing old rumors, which had already been proven false. The Umbrella Movement was similarly empowered by digital communities such as these. Both drew in turn on the work of US political scientist Gene Sharp, whose core argument was that political power is built on the willingness of its masses to conform to central frameworks set by the power elites.

This created a small wave of cyber bullying against him. In contrast to the political situation in Hong Kong, Vukovich delineates another, more promising, manifestation of democracy, to be found in the protests in the village of Wukan in Guangdong.

Social media-driven protesters form the "Hong Kong Way". Thus, a standard news media frame for a protest situation is action, not explanation. Opinion Hong Kong's protests a populist movement of self-harm Social media driven resentment is severely damaging the privileged place that Hong Kong has in China's bigger economy.

Congress has made threatening noises but the White House has taken no substantive action. Often considered a leader, he was not an organiser as such. These incidents and issues intensified the anti-Chinese sentiment among the Hong Kong public.

Blitzchung's camera feed was cut off shortly after. The protesters threw glass bottles, bricks, flower pots and trash bins toward the police and set fires in the streets which the government condemned as riots.

After the election, Leung claimed localism had gained a foothold as the third most important power in local politics, standing side by side with the pan-democracy and pro-Beijing camps.

Such hopes now appear largely misplaced. They do not have any experience of military training but they used military type of tactics to cooperate e. Protesters wave flags at the Hong Kong International Airport. The case studies included in this volume confront the utility of using the Western concept of civil society, represented in its most active form — social movements — to think about East Asia popular politics.

When people gathered to sing the song in public, the slogan is often chanted after the song. They were already used to this form of cooperation and collaboration from their experience of playing multiplayer and real-time strategy games like League of Legends, the most popular online game among youth in Hong Kong.

Communication technology enables smart mobs to be more practical."Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our time" (Chinese: 光復香港,時代革命; also translated variously) is a slogan used in social movements in Hong Kong. The slogan was first used in by Hong Kong Indigenous spokesman Edward Leung as his campaign theme and slogan for the New Territories East by-election.

He emphasized that Literal meaning: liberate Hong Kong, era revolution. Jun 09,  · I met these individuals for my PhD research, which I conducted in the Hong Kong region prior to the movement.

The narratives of Christian and Buddhist practitioners show that the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement resonates with other social justice movements that have taken place in other countries and at other times. Oct 24,  · Hong Kong has been riven by increasingly violent protests for more than four months.

Hong Kong, China Oct 6,in this still image obtained from a social media video. Unwittingly, he. Hong Kong politics in the transition period from to These “transition studies” mostly focused on the attitude of the Chinese government towards democratization, on the democracy movement in Hong Kong, and on the tug of war between China, Hong Kong, and Britain over the Basic Law and future political development.

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