Counter-hegemonic Resistance in China's Hong Kong: by Daniel Paul Garrett

By Daniel Paul Garrett

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This ebook and linked number of visible info and sociological observations study how the Hong Kong exact Administrative sector (SAR) has been visually re-imagined, remodeled, and used by its subalterns within the post-Handover interval to breed their aspirations and calls for for higher democracy and social justice whereas concurrently contesting the hegemonic strain exerted by means of China below the “One nation, Systems” ideology. It presents a wealthy visible description and narrative of ways Hong Kong’s many repressed social and political actors have struggled to make their voices heard lower than its aggressive authoritarian political method. The booklet addresses the growing to be scholarly curiosity within the visible research of worldwide protests and social hobbies as salient resources of sociological information and at the production of that means. by way of innovatively tackling the visible tradition and visuality of subaltern resistance in Hong Kong it contributes to our figuring out of contentious SAR-China politics and the recent Social circulation, and should be of serious curiosity to Hong Kong, resistance, social circulate, and visible experiences students.

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Other new pro-democracy social movements in Hong Kong have similarly used iconic American social movement or revolutionary imagery. 7 Data and Method 23 meanings that a hegemon long fixated and fearful o the territory’s potential as a base of subversion might derive from such a composition. Along the same cautionary line, offline and online protest visuals such as those used for mobilizing the “Hong Kong Revolution 2013” were reliant on images and pictorial representations of violent regime change6 in the SAR (and China) denote the influence (and importance) of popular culture in forming identities, communities, and resistance (Dittmer 2005, 2010) to hegemonic power.

15 Protester holds portrait of mainland Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang who died under suspicious circumstances in Chinese authorities’ custody Fig. 8 Photo Essays 27 Fig. 17 Hong Kong youth activists such as those with the Hong Kong Federation of Students strongly supported the Li Wangyang justice march on the Liaison Office 28 1 Introduction Fig. 18 Protest materials paying respect to Li Wangyang Fig. 8 Photo Essays 29 Fig. 20 Protesters marching through Western district of Hong Kong en route to the Liaison Office 30 Fig.

31) Fig. 8 Photo Essays Fig. 14 Effigy of Chief Executive C. Y. Leung as a “Red Guard” 25 26 1 Introduction Fig. 15 Protester holds portrait of mainland Tiananmen activist Li Wangyang who died under suspicious circumstances in Chinese authorities’ custody Fig. 8 Photo Essays 27 Fig. 17 Hong Kong youth activists such as those with the Hong Kong Federation of Students strongly supported the Li Wangyang justice march on the Liaison Office 28 1 Introduction Fig. 18 Protest materials paying respect to Li Wangyang Fig.

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