The complete 5-article series on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement three years on
In September and October 2017, I wrote five articles on the HK Umbrella Movement three years after its start in September 2014. Here, the five articles are collected.
The first article explains why I wrote Umbrella: A Political Tale from Hong Kong, a 600-page account of the Umbrella Movement published in September. The second assesses the accomplishments and limitations of the movement. The third looks at the current political situation in HK as a result of the Umbrella Movement. The fourth is about “mainlandization”, the Chinese Communist Party’s attempts to control and assimilate HK, focusing especially on the period since the Umbrella Movement. The fifth is about self-determination as it applies to HK, and the self-determination movement that has arisen as a result of the Umbrella Movement.
These articles were published both on Hong Kong Free Press and Medium. The versions are very similar, with small differences. The HKFP versions are professionally edited. The Medium versions are slightly longer. Below is a list of the articles with links to the HKFP and Medium versions.
The articles are related to my book, Umbrella: A Political Tale from Hong Kong, and much of the material in them derives from the book.