Youth demands for democracy have been at the forefront of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, a student-led series of protests, occupations and collaborations across different social groups starting from October, 2014. In this movement, youth have positioned Hong Kong as having a distinct culture and identity that deserves protection under the “One Country, Two Systems” framework. The Movement has also altered the social and political landscape as a venue providing inspired forms of education for democracy. This paper focuses on one unique facet of educating democracy within the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement: Specifically, how the movement has demonstrated the power of performative citizenship among participating ethnic minority youth, whose identities and cultures are dynamic rather than static in lived experience. Copyright © 2016 AERA.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|