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Club Online Zoom Event- Book Talk: ‘Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong’

Date: 3 May 2022 08:00 PM | Venue:


Book Talk: ‘Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong’
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
8pm HKT on Zoom
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.


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