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October 2014

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

Tuesday October 21, 2014
Thomson Hall, room 317

Justin Tse

Comparative Religion Program


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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Center for Human Rights
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195

Angelina Snodgrass Godoy
Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights
Director, Center for Human Rights

Gai-Hoai T. Nguyen
Associate Director, Center for Human Rights