Power of Protest: Lessons from Hong KongSunday, November 15 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Produced by Bay Area Book Festival in collaboration with literary festivals worldwide
After a tumultuous year of protest, Hong Kong’s streets are quiet again following the adoption of the national security law on June 30. Join four experts for this indispensable analysis of the protest movement and its broader significance for freedom globally. In City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong, Hong Kong-based lawyer and writer Antony Dapiran takes readers to the frontlines of the protests and reveals the protesters’ unique tactics. In Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, one of America’s leading China specialists, draws on his knowledge of the history of repression and resistance, to help us understand the deep roots and the broad significance of the events of 2019. These authors are joined by Financial Times news researcher Nicolle Liu, who reported from the streets throughout the protests. Conversation moderated by Orville Schell, author of several books on China, and Arthur Ross, Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York.
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Presented in partnership with: Literary Arts, Pen America, Human Rights Watch, AJC Decatur Book Festival, Virginia Festival of the Book, Brooklyn Book Festival