JMSC author talks: Borrowed Spaces/Contested Spaces

In conversation with Antony Dapiran and Christopher DeWolf

 

5:00-6:30pm, 12 October 2017 (Thursday)
The Studio, G/F, Eliot Hall, The University of Hong Kong [Directions]

Seats are limited. Please register here.
Note: The event will be live-streamed on the JMSC Facebook page.
Enquiries: jmsc.coms@hku.hk

 

Borrowed Spaces/Contested Spaces: Two authors of recent books about Hong Kong discuss the role of the city’s increasingly contested space in the practice of daily life and public protest

“City of Protest is both an incisive analysis of the Umbrella Movement and an important record of Hong Kong’s history of protest.” – Ai Weiwei

City of Protest | Antony Dapiran – As endorsed by Ai Wei Wei, Dapiran investigates the origins and the stimuli of Hong Kong’s history of public protests, including the most recent example of the Occupy Movement.

Antony Dapiran is a Hong Kong-based lawyer, writer and photographer. He is a leading corporate finance lawyer in the Greater China area, and a frequent commentator on Chinese business and legal matters, quoted by publications including The Wall Street Journal and the South China Morning Post.

 

 

 

 


“The charm of Hong Kong is the way people have transformed this often hostile and inhuman city into something vibrant and liveable.”

Borrowed Spaces | Christopher DeWolf – Sidewalk vendors, rooftop dwellers, a fruit farmer that lives on no-man’s land: DeWolf follows Hong Kong residents as they transform the city’s spaces despite all odds, illustrating the stark contrast of their lives in the midst of Hong Kong’s tightening city politics.

Christopher DeWolf is a Hong Kong-based journalist, a long-time contributor to the South China Morning Post and the managing editor of Zolima CityMag. His writing has also appeared in TIME magazine, The Guardian and the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

 

Book covers, synopses and author biographies courtesy of Penguin Random House and the authors.

 

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