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“言有尽而意无穷” [Words and meanings are endless].
In the run up to the book launch scheduled for 13 July 2021, the folks at Little Sir Press have organized a series of short conversations about my new book, "Hong Kong Between 'One Country' and 'Two Systems'."
I am delighted, then, to make available the next in the series of video recordings of conversations about the book with my former research assistant Matthew McQuilla (Penn State International Affairs MIA 2021). Today we discuss Chapter 6 (Tuesday 6 August 2019 )Thoughts on Albert Chen Hung-yee 陳弘毅 (Hong Kong U.): 理性溝通的困境 ["The Dilemma of Rational Communication"].
The focus is on the challenge the Hong Kong protests had begun to pose for elite Hong Kong academics who are deeply embedded in the life of their SAR, the nation and their global networks. The effort to seek to bridge the growing gaps between local and central authorities on the one hand, and the deep connections with the global currents of intellectual developments on the other, created an intellectual dilemma that academics sought to overcome. In the process they revealed the fragility of relations among these parties whose daily choices appeared to be pushing them farther apart.
The video of the conversation about Chapter 6 may be accessed HERE.