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Landmarks in the Construction of Hong Kong’s Identity

Guest speaker Prof. Leo K. Shin & facilitator SJC principal Prof. Henry Yu

Prof. Leo K. Shin & SJC principal Prof. Henry Yu

St. John’s College’s Justice Dialogues Committee organizes monthly sessions (i.e. dialogues) for members of St. John’s College and students at UBC to discuss issues related to social justice and international affairs. On November 25, SJC hosted guest speaker Prof. Leo Shin to speak about the topic “Landmarks in the Construction of Hong Kong’s Identity”:

Identities are constructed—and that for Hong Kong are no exceptions. In this informal discussion, Leo Shin will take his audience on a brief tour of some of the landmarks in the construction of the “Hong Kong’s identity” and explore how an understanding of this construction could help us situate the quagmire that is the condition of Hong Kong.

Leo K. Shin, a native of Hong Kong, is an associate professor of History and Asian Studies at UBC. Before he became an historian, he had worked briefly as a journalist in the former British colony.

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