Back to home page - News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

not-for-profit - a workers'co-op - committed to social justice | 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY - 0151 708 7270

City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong

by Antony Dapiran - £9.99  Scribe Publications (2020)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781913348113 | ISBN 10: 1913348113

A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the frontlines of Hong Kong’s revolution.
 
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 doorstep of Hong Kong. Driven primarily by 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.
 
In City on Fire, Antony Dapiran provides the first detailed analysis of the protests, and reveals the protesters’ unique tactics. He explains how the movement fits into the city’s long history of dissent, examines the cultural aspects of the movement, and looks at what the protests will mean for the future of Hong Kong, China, and China’s place in the world.
 
City on Fire will be seen as the definitive account of an historic upheaval.

(Price & availability last checked: May 2020)

This website can't tell you if we have this in stock or not - to ask, phone us or use the enquiry link below
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need this book urgently, or by a specific date, please use the enquiry link to ask about supply time.
  

Featured book: New Books - Politics & Activism, New Books - Think Global,
In booklists: Hong Kong, Activism & Resistance, China,
In categories: World - Asia, Politics & Philosophy, Changing the World, Anti-Capitalism & Global Inequality,

© News From Nowhere Co-operative Ltd 2004-2020 | Privacy policy | Contact | return to top of page