City of Protest
City of Protest

City of Protest

A Recent History of Dissent in Hong Kong

Penguin Specials: The Hong Kong Series

HISTORY

100 Pages, 4.5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $12.95)

Publication Date: November 2017

ISBN 9780734399625

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books China (Nov 2017)

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Overview

A recent history of public dissent in Hong Kong, drawing on archival research, years of legal expertise, and the author's personal account of the Umbrella protests

Hong Kong is a city with a long history of civil disobedience. Antony Dapiran explores the historical and social stimuli and implications of public dissident movements from the turbulent 1960s until the most recent wave of protests, which became apparent in the 2014 Occupy Central movement. What emerges from these grassroots movements is a unique Hong Kong identity, one shaped neither by Britain nor China. City of Protest is a compelling look at the often-fraught relationship between politics and belonging, and a city's struggle to assert itself.

Reviews

"Hong Kong is caught between China and an increasingly uncertain world. City of Protest is both an incisive analysis of the Umbrella Movement and an important record of Hong Kong's history of protest." —Ai Weiwei

"Required reading for those on both sides of the political spectrum . . . Dapiran achieves a clear-headedness lacking in much Hong Kong political debate." —South China Morning Post

Author Biography

Antony Dapiran is a Hong Kong-based finance lawyer, writer and photographer. He is a frequent commentator on Chinese business and legal matters, quoted by the Wall Street Journal, the South China Morning Post and more.