As a more polarized treatment of Hong Kong and China has developed alongside an escalation of cross-border politics, my disposition now puts me at odds with the ‘left liberal’ majorities of my colleagues in both the United States and Hong Kong. From my view, my colleagues in both places neglect to see how the protest movement is increasingly ethno-nationalist, excluding all who do not fit a singular view. A growing element accepts violence towards Mainlanders and has no interest in white people or any others being involved in Hong Kong. Hong Kong leftists have not supported Black Lives Matter, while western media and scholarship fails to see complexity and diversity in Hong Kong. Diverse identities, especially in the other place, are not well recognized across the societies. Copyright © 2021 AERA.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2021|