Politics of belonging and anti-neoliberalism : a study of the rise of Hong Kong’s nativist right

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Abstract

Most ordinary Hong Kong people, not to mention foreigners, did not pay much attention to the voice of pro-independence and separatism until the “swearing-in incident” -- Wai-Ching Yau and Baggio Leung (“Youngspiration duo”), two young lawmaker-elects, wearing on and displaying the “Hong Kong is not China” flag, took their oaths by pledging loyalty to the “Hong Kong nation” at the opening of the new Legislative Council. While they pronounced “China” as “Chee-na”, similar to “Shina” a term considered insulting since the Second Sino-Japanese War, one of them even mispronounced “People’s Republic of China” as “people’s re-fucking of Chee-na”. They claimed that their mispronunciations were due to their local accent and the term "Shina" is an archaic Japanese term for China.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2016
EventThe 8th Meeting of East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography: Radicalism in Theory and Practice - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 Dec 20168 Dec 2016
http://geog.hkbu.edu.hk/earcag/

Conference

ConferenceThe 8th Meeting of East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period6/12/168/12/16
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    IP, I. C. (2016). Politics of belonging and anti-neoliberalism : a study of the rise of Hong Kong’s nativist right. Paper presented at The 8th Meeting of East Asian Regional Conference in Alternative Geography, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.