PGSG Current Events Roundtable at AAG

Mark your calendars : PGSG will be sponsoring a current events roundtable about the recent protests in Hong Kong!

The Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong (Panel 3675, Session 23813)

TIME/PLACE: Thursday, April 23, 5:20 PM – 7:00 PM, Lucerne 3, Swissôtel, Lucerne Level

ORGANIZERS: George C. S. Lin (University of Hong Kong) and Alexander B. Murphy (University of Oregon)

CHAIR: Alexander B. Murphy

Yue-Man Yeung (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Cindy Fan (University of California, Los Angeles)
Roger Chan (University of Hong Kong)
Wing Shing Tang (Hong Kong Baptist University)
George C. S. Lin (University of Hong Kong)

This session focuses on Hong Kong’s uneasy current status in the face of the much publicized Occupy Central/Umbrella Movement protests that rocked the city in recent months.  Why did the protests emerge and what do they portend for Hong Kong’s future?  What can they tell us about the issues and challenges facing a rising and increasingly assertive China?  How can geographers and other social scientists contribute to understanding Hong Kong’s changing socio-political environment?   These and related questions will be explored by a group of geographers who have lived in and studied one of Asia’s most dynamic, important cities.