Lecture: "Hong Kong’s Struggle for Freedom and Its Impact on US-China Relations"


Location: 1030 Jenkins Nanovic Halls (View on map )

Time: 12:30-1:45pm and 3:30-4:45pm 

These public talks are held in conjunction with Professor Victoria Hui’s classes CSEM “Global Struggles for Freedom” and POLS “The China Challenge: Guns, Trade and Confucius.”

Hongkongers’ decades-old struggle for democracy has suffered from a national security crackdown and its long-cherished freedoms have been undone. How have Chinese leaders systematically demolished the once vibrant civil society? How have activists mobilized local and international support? How has Hong Kong reshaped US-China relations? How have deeply traumatized Hongkongers rebuilt their lives? How do Hongkongers preserve their memories in the face of censorship, “patriotic” education, and arrests? How does the Hongkong diaspora pass on their identity and culture when they are scattered around the world?



Samuel Chu is the founder and President of The Campaign for Hong Kong. He has successfully campaigned for landmark US legislation such as the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, and numerous other policies supporting Hong Kong.

Michael C. Davis taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong. He is currently a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and teaches at the O. P. Jindal Global University in India.

Originally published at reilly.nd.edu.