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).