“Welcome to the City of Expired Tear Gas”: Tourism and Politics in Hong Kong
|Starts:||16:00 19 Sep 2019|
|Ends:||17:30 19 Sep 2019|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
During the worst political crisis in Hong Kong’s history, anti-government protesters have staged massive sit-ins at the city’s airport. This talk examines the tactics and promotional materials used by the protesters to make their case, and compares them with those of the colonial authorities during an earlier crisis – the 1967 disturbances and riots – to present Hong Kong as a safe tourist destination and counter adverse overseas news coverage.
John M. Carroll is Professor of History and Associate Dean (Global) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Hong Kong. He is the author of Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong, A Concise History of Hong Kong, and the forthcoming Canton Days: British Life and Death in China. This talk draws partly from his current book project, Destination Hong Kong: Promoting Tourism in Britain's Chinese Colony.
Role: Department of History
Organisation: University of Hong Kong
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