The Umbrella Movement in 2014 put Hong Kong on the world map and elevated this docile, money-minded Asian island to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe. Umbrellas in Bloom is the first book available in English to chronicle this history-making event, written by bestselling author Jason Y. Ng based on his firsthand account at the main protest sites.
An account that is “compelling and full of surprises” that “combines a journalist’s precision with a Hong Konger’s passionate heart” (Bloomberg Television), the book takes the reader through the 79-day struggle – from the firing of the first shot of tear gas by riot police to the evacuation of the last protester from the downtown encampments.
Together with HONG KONG State of Mind (2010) and No City for Slow Men (2013), Umbrellas in Bloom forms a Hong Kong trilogy by Jason Y. Ng that traces the city’s sociopolitical development since its return to Chinese rule.
The talk is moderated by Ja Ian Chong, assistant professor of political science at the National University of Singapore.
Venue: 72-13 TheatreWorks, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 239007
Admission: Free. RSVP required.
When: 2 Jun 2016, 7.30pm