Memories of Tiananmen
Title
Memories of Tiananmen
Subtitle
Politics and Processes of Collective Remembering in Hong Kong, 1989-2019
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€ 118,99
ISBN
9789048553044
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eBook PDF (Adobe DRM)
Number of pages
360
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
Asian Studies
Table of Contents
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Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Memory Formation and the Valorization of Commemoration
Chapter 3 Memory Mobilization
Chapter 4 Intergenerational Memory Transmission
Chapter 5 The Struggle for Memory Institutionalization
Chapter 6 The Challenge of Localism and Memory Repair
Chapter 7 Changing Attitudes toward Tiananmen?
Chapter 8 Digital Media and Memory Balkanization
Chapter 9 Conclusion
Epilogue
Appendix A
References
Index
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Francis Lee, Joseph Man Chan

Memories of Tiananmen

Politics and Processes of Collective Remembering in Hong Kong, 1989-2019

Memories of Tiananmen: Politics and Processes of Collective Remembering in Hong Kong, 1989-2019 analyzes how collective memory regarding the 1989 Beijing student movement and the Tiananmen crackdown was produced, contested, sustained, and transformed in Hong Kong between 1989 and 2019. Drawing on data gathered through multiple sources such as news reports, digital media content, on-site vigil surveys, population surveys, and in-depth interviews with activists, rally participants, and other stakeholders, it identifies six key processes in the dynamics of social remembering: memory formation, memory mobilization, memory institutionalization, intergenerational transfer, memory repair, and memory balkanization. The book demonstrates how a socially dominant collective memory, even one the state finds politically irritable, can be generated and maintained through constant negotiation and efforts by a wide range of actors. While Memories of Tiananmen mainly focuses on the interplay between political changes and the Tiananmen commemoration in the historical period within which the society enjoyed a significant degree of civil liberties, it also discusses how the trajectory of the collective memory may take a drastic turn as Hong Kong’s autonomy is abridged. The book promises to be a key reference for anyone interested in collective memory studies, social movement research, political communication, and China and Hong Kong studies.
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Authors

Francis Lee

Francis L.F. Lee is Director and Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an elected Fellow of the International Communication Association and Founding Co-chair of the Society for Hong Kong Studies. He is also the chief editor of the Chinese Journal of Communication.

Joseph Man Chan

Joseph Man Chan is Professor Emeritus at the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an elected Fellow of the International Communication Association.