Category: Umbrella Movement

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

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

Where to begin? Maybe with the end of the night – which was now 7 am – sitting outside McDonalds about a mile from the ongoing riot. Sitting with a…

Politics The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

This is Part III Hong Kong and the Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment, a response to Ivan Krastev’s Why Did the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ Fail?  This has an ongoing intellectual journey for me. As…

China The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement

This is Part II of Hong Kong and the Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment, a response to Ivan Krastev’s Why Did the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ Fail?  Krastev is crashing the ‘idiosyncratic’ party by saying the…

The Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment Umbrella Movement Uncategorized

This is Part I of Hong Kong and the Anti-Cosmopolitan Moment, a response to Ivan Krastev’s Why Did the ‘Twitter Revolutions’ Fail?  Ivan Krastev wrote an op-ed for the New York…

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