Lecture: "Hong Kong: A Path of No Return"


Location: Virtual

A joint class with Professors Karrie Koesel and Sharon Yoon. Professor Victoria Hui will analyze Beijing's total crackdown on Hong Kong both as a Political Scientist and an activist.

Read and listen to before class:
▪ Lindsay Maizland and Eleanor Albert, “Hong Kong’s Freedoms: What China Promised and How It’s Cracking Down,” CFR Explainer, 2/17/2021 ( )
▪ Victoria Tin-bor Hui, “Crackdown: Hong Kong Faces Tiananmen 2.0,” Journal of Democracy, 31, 5, Oct. 2020, pp. 122-37.
▪ Michael C. Davis, “Making Hong Kong China,” ch 1 in Democracy Digest, Oct. 2020 (
▪ Hana Meihan Davis, “In Hong Kong, Calls for Democracy are written on the walls, literally,” Washington Post, 8/8/2019 ( [sign up for limited access, multimedia]
▪ David Pierson and Hsiuwen Liu, “As democracy fades, Hong Kong’s political opposition become political prisoners,” LA Times, MARCH 19, 2021 ( )
▪ 001 - Hong Kong: Ground Zero with Victoria Tin-bor Hui (

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