Political participation of students in Hong Kong: A historical account of transformation

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Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to explain and explore the significance of student political participation in Hong Kong’s history since the 1960s. Student social movements can take many forms, from harmonious social services helping community building to the other extreme – anti-governance political actions opposing state or government rulings. In this chapter I discuss students’ political participation at crucial and important moments in Hong Kong’s modern history, where it was most prominent and effectual, drawing public and governmental attention. Issues are always seriously influential and publicly interested with their values or mass mobilizations. Copyright © 2014 City University of Hong Kong Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew trends of political participation in Hong Kong
EditorsJoseph Y.S. CHENG
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherCity University of Hong Kong Press
Pages241-284
ISBN (Electronic)9629372339
ISBN (Print)9789629372330
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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student
political action
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Social Movements
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governance
community
Values

Citation

Hung, S. C. F. (2014). Political participation of students in Hong Kong: A historical account of transformation. In J. Y. S. Cheng (Ed.), New trends of political participation in Hong Kong (pp. 241-284). Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong Press.