[EPUB] City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong by Antony Dapiran

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Publisher: Scribe Publications
Genres: Nonfiction Books, History Books, Politics Books
Pages: 320 pages
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN10: 1913348113
ISBN13: 9781913348113
Tags: Nonfiction eBooks, History eBooks, Politics eBooks, epub eBooks, Free epub
Language: en

A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the frontlines of Hong Kong's revolution.

Through the long, hot summer of 2019, Hong Kong burned. Anti-government protests, sparked by a government proposal to introduce a controversial extradition law, grew into a pro-democracy movement that engulfed the city for months. Protesters fought street battles with police, and the unrest brought the People's Liberation Army to the doorstep of Hong Kong. Driven primarily by youth protesters with their 'Be water!' philosophy, borrowed from hometown hero Bruce Lee, this leaderless, technology-driven protest movement defied a global superpower and changed Hong Kong, perhaps forever.

In City on Fire, Antony Dapiran provides the first detailed analysis of the protests, and reveals the protesters' unique tactics. He explains how the movement fits into the city's long history of dissent, examines the cultural aspects of the movement, and looks at what the protests will mean for the future of Hong Kong, China, and China's place in the world.

City on Firewill be seen as the definitive account of an historic upheaval.


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