Hong Kong has had quite a month. Record numbers of voters made their voices heard through the ballot box to install a generation of new faces to its Legislative Council. Oneof the newly elected Legco members was a prominent leader during the Umbrella Movement in 2014, while others have advocated for a separate route from the mainland. Join us for a panel discussion on the impact of the elections on Hong Kong-China relations.
We invite Jason Ng, Sebastian Veg and Alan Wong to discuss.
Jason Y. Ng
Jason Y. Ng is a Hong Kong-based lawyer, university professor and writer. He is the bestselling author ofHong Kong State of Mindand No City for Slow Men. His new book,Umbrellas in Bloom, is the first book available in English to chronicle the occupy movement of 2014. Ng’s short stories have appeared in various anthologies, and his socio-political commentary blog ‘As I See It’ and review site ‘The Real Deal’ have attracted a cult following in the blogosphere. Ng is a contributor to the South China Morning Post and Time Out Hong Kong. He is also an outspoken activist for environmental issues, migrant workers’ rights, and the democratic movement in Hong Kong.
Sebastian Veg is a Professor of intellectual history and literature of 20th century China at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris and an honorary assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong. He was director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2015. His interests are in 20th century Chinese intellectual history, literature, and political debates, as well as intellectual and cultural debates in Hong Kong. Most recently, he has also worked closely on cultural and political debates in Hong Kong.
Alan Wong is a journalist with the New York Times. He has reported on Hong Kong politics for the Times since 2014, and tweets @AlanWongW.