Academic Field

Sociology, Social Work

Faculty Mentor Name

Alexandra Cox

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

This poster examines the legitimacy of the government and relationship between the Chinese and Hong Kong government through the Umbrella movement. This will include looking at the goals of the movement as well as opposition to the movement. The poster will present information about participants in the movement and public opinion about the movement. In order to create a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the Umbrella Revolution, it is important to look at the movement within the political discourse of “One Country, Two Systems” as well as in comparison to previous student movements such as the Tiananmen Square movement of 1989. Looking at the political discourse of “One Country, Two Systems” will help to interpret the views of the pro-democracy group that started the Umbrella Revolution. Drawing comparisons and contrasts between the Umbrella Revolution and previous student protests will provide a deeper understanding of the significance of the movement as a whole. Establishing connections between the Umbrella movement and previous protests will provide a context to analyze key elements and aspects of both present and past demonstrations. Some of the key elements or aspects that I will look at consist of the presence of the Hong Kong police force, and the social nature of the movement.

Start Date

10-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

10-4-2015 2:45 PM

Location

SERC House of Fields

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Apr 10th, 2:00 PM Apr 10th, 2:45 PM

The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong: The Protestors' Demands For Democracy

SERC House of Fields

This poster examines the legitimacy of the government and relationship between the Chinese and Hong Kong government through the Umbrella movement. This will include looking at the goals of the movement as well as opposition to the movement. The poster will present information about participants in the movement and public opinion about the movement. In order to create a holistic and comprehensive understanding of the Umbrella Revolution, it is important to look at the movement within the political discourse of “One Country, Two Systems” as well as in comparison to previous student movements such as the Tiananmen Square movement of 1989. Looking at the political discourse of “One Country, Two Systems” will help to interpret the views of the pro-democracy group that started the Umbrella Revolution. Drawing comparisons and contrasts between the Umbrella Revolution and previous student protests will provide a deeper understanding of the significance of the movement as a whole. Establishing connections between the Umbrella movement and previous protests will provide a context to analyze key elements and aspects of both present and past demonstrations. Some of the key elements or aspects that I will look at consist of the presence of the Hong Kong police force, and the social nature of the movement.