Comparativist Posts

Please read the Introduction if you haven’t already. Claim #1: The ‘Left Plastics’ Failed Not only during Occupy, but we are to believe that the entire pan-democratic movement has been…


If there was a ‘Peak Comparativist’ time, as measured by influence and traffic, it was in 2014 as we headed into the White Paper, the electoral ‘reform’ proposal, and eventually…

Normcore Politics



America Asia China Philippines Places Politics

Much has been written about the comments, guidance, and threats from official (and unofficial) government leaders about how teachers and schools should deal with the ‘threat’ of independence activism in…

China Education Umbrella Movement

America Politics

China Philippines Places

Asia China Development Politics

I’ve been struggling to make sense of what I see as the central contradiction of the ‘Xi’s Era’ – his focus, if not obsession, with ideology and ideological discipline. Let…

China Politics The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement