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Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong

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Indelible City; Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong
Louisa Lim (University of Melbourne)

Date: 6 June 2022Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 6 June 2022Time: 2:30 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Webinar

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Abstract

This book talk for Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong explores a new attempt to craft a history for Hong Kong centring local voices. It describes how the book uses recently released oral history accounts recorded by in the 1980s and 1990s by SOAS's Professor Steve Tsang to revisit the 1982-1984 negotiation of the Joint Declaration from a Hong Kong perspective. The talk also explores the media creation of the King of Kowloon as an icon symbolising Hong Kong identity.

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Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong

About the speaker

Louisa Lim is the author of Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong, published by Riverhead books. Her first book The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited (Oxford University Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. She is an award-winning journalist who covered China and Hong Kong for a decade as a correspondent for the BBC and NPR. Her journalism also appears in the New York Times and the Guardian. Raised in Hong Kong, she lives in Australia with her two children and is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne.

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This webinar will take place online via Zoom. Click here to register.

Chair: Professor Steve Tsang (Director, SOAS China Institute)

Organiser: SOAS China Institute

Contact email: sci@soas.ac.uk