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October 2014


In the Shadow of Tiananmen: Democracy, Christianity, Hong Kong

Tuesday October 21, 2014
noon
Thomson Hall, room 317

Justin Tse

Comparative Religion Program

lpaxton@uw.edu


This talk demonstrates that Christian clergy and activists have played a central organizing role in democracy movements in post-1997 Hong Kong. Tracing these movements' key themes to the effect that the 1989 Beijing Spring in Tiananmen Square had on Hong Kong, I will explore the grounded theologies that undergird Hong Kong democratic movements while showing that the shadow of Tiananmen has also influenced democratic movements among overseas Chinese Christian migrants from Hong Kong. 


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Angelina Snodgrass Godoy
Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights
Director, Center for Human Rights
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Gai-Hoai T. Nguyen
Associate Director, Center for Human Rights
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