Tracing South Asians’ movements in Hong Kong
Department of Cultural Studies, Lingnan University
3:00 p.m. -- 4:30 p.m.
GE322, General Education Building, Lingnan University
Discourses on "South Asians" have drawn more public attention in Hong Kong in recent years. As an ethnic and social category in Hong Kong, the ambivalent term "South Asians" betrays a certain specific form of social existence. This presentation aims to outline a general development of the so-called South Asians' movements, and specifically to identify and characterize the shifts that have been going on inside and outside South Asians' movements in Hong Kong throughout the last decade, from the activism to fight for the right of abode to a recent debate over the enactment of the anti-racial discrimination act. It will also examine the formation of a new political party, the Southern Democratic Alliance, which aspires to be an emerging political force to play a role in social change tackling the issue of ethnicity.
Sung, H. M. V. (2004, August 30). Tracing South Asians’ movements in Hong Kong [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/videos/241