The Umbrella Movement of 2014 put Hong Kong on the map and elevated the city to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe. Umbrellas in Bloom is the first book in English to chronicle this history-making event, written by a Hong Kong-born author based on his firsthand account at the main protest sites.

Jason Y. Ng will talk about his book at The University of Hong Kong on 17 November 2016 (Thursday) at 6.30pm. The event is free of charge and open to all. Full details here.

Didi Tatlow of the New York Times wrote: “Ng captures the lifecycle of the occupy movement with compassion and wit.” Zeb Eckert of Bloomberg Television called the book “compelling and full of surprises,” and said that Ng “combines a journalist’s precision with a Hong Konger’s passionate heart.”

The talk will be moderated by David Bandurski, the author of Dragons in Diamond Village and editor of The University of Hong Kong’s China Media Project website.

We hope to see you there!