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Author Dapiran, Antony, author.

Title City on fire : the fight for Hong Kong / Antony Dapiran.

Publication Info. Melborne : Scribe Publications, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  322.4095 DAPIRAN    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  951.25 DAPIRAN    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  322.4095 DAP    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  322.4095 DAPIRAN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  951.2506 DAPIRAN    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  322.4095 DA    Check Shelf
Description x, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-320).
Summary 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 very doorstep of Hong Kong. Driven primarily by students and 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. But it also changed China, and challenged China's global standing. In City on Fire, Antony Dapiran provides the first detailed account of the protests, reveals the protesters' unique tactics, explains how the movement fits into the city's long history of dissent, and looks at what the protests will mean for the future of Hong Kong, China, and China's place in the world.
Contents Prologue: city of tears -- A death in Taipei -- The march of one million -- Blocking the bill -- The march of two million -- Be water! -- Storming the system -- 'Reclaim Hong Kong! Revolution of our times!' -- The right to the city -- Blooming -- The battle of Sheung Wan -- Strike! -- Things fall apart -- A protest of enchantment -- The end of summer -- One state, two nations -- Resist! -- City on fire -- The siege -- The silent majority -- A way to live -- Epilogue: a map of tears.
Subject Protest movements -- China -- Hong Kong -- History -- 21st century.
Hong Kong (China) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Hong Kong (China) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Protest movements. (OCoLC)fst01079826
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
China -- Hong Kong. (OCoLC)fst01260796
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781950354276 (paperback) US edition
195035427X (paperback) US edition
9781913348113 (paperback) UK edition
1913348113 (paperback) UK edition
9781922310002 (paperback) Australian edition
192231000X (paperback) Australian edition
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