The movements in Catalonia and Hong Kong: democracy advocacy or examples of global illiberalism?

Article by Juan Alberto Ruiz Casado. Abstract: The Catalan independence movement has a new reference: the revolutionary movement of Hong Kong. They paralyzed Barcelona Airport, imitating what Hong Kong activists had done just days before. An idealized vision of the Catalan pro-independence struggle reached the international arena, and a faction of the Hong Kong movement held […]

Repositioning Hong Kong Studies in Southeast Asia through the Lens of Cultural Politics: Review on Geopolitics and Film Censorship in Cold War Hong Kong (Book review)

Book review by Ip, Po Yee. Abstract: This article is a book review on Zardas Shuk-man Lee’s recently published book Geopolitics and Film Censorship in Cold War Hong Kong, an extensive historical research regarding the institution of film censorship in Hong Kong during the 1940s-1970s. From the perspective of film censorship studies, Lee’s ambitious work […]

Are Alternatives Available?: A Case Study of Mui Wo

Article by Christine Chow. Abstract: Since 2008, numerous land movements have been opposing to government-led developmental projects in the New Territories. These projects are considered as hybrid products of developmentalism, predatory capitalism, as well as Sino-Hong Kong regional integration. To respond to the government projects, land movements bring out divergent opinions of “the needed development(s)” for […]