Club Online Zoom Event- Book Talk: ‘Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong’
Date: 3 May 2022 08:00 PM | Venue:
|ONLINE ZOOM EVENT
Book Talk: ‘Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong’
|After protests erupted in 2019 and were met with escalating suppression from Beijing, long-time Hong Konger and journalist Louisa Lim interviewed guerrilla calligraphers, amateur historians and archaeologists to put together a story of Hong Kong as told from the perspectives of its locals. Lim’s deeply researched and personal account in ‘Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong’, published in April by Penguin Random House imprint Riverhead books, casts startling new light on the city’s origins as a place of refuge and rebellion, and on its key moments: the British takeover in 1842, the negotiations over the 1997 return to China, and the future Beijing seeks to impose. Moderated by FCC Correspondent Member Governor Austin Ramzy.
|Louisa Lim is a half-Chinese, half-English Hong Kong journalist. She has reported extensively on China and Hong Kong for the BBC and NPR for more than a decade. She co-hosts The Little Red Podcast, an award-winning podcast on China. She works as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne, teaching audio journalism and podcasting, and has a PhD in journalism studies. Her first book, The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited (2014), was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing and the Helen Bernstein Prize for Excellence in Journalism.