Topic: Hong Kong

Protests in Hong Kong that originated about a bill that has since been withdrawn continue to escalate. University students express concern and frustration over the current environment on campus.

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Students from Hong Kong, mainland China reflect on safety amid protests

December 4, 2019 0 comments

Over the past several months, protests in Hong Kong have escalated, and violent interactions between protesters and police have become more frequent.

Watson Director Edward Steinfeld, former Consul General in Hong Kong Richard Bouchar and Professor Rebecca Nedstup spoke at the panel.

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Watson forum reflects on Hong Kong protests

November 8, 2019 0 comments

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs held a discussion forum yesterday evening for members of the community to voice their thoughts on the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong.

Carlton College’s Adeeb Khalid, a historian with expertise in South Asia, described how the Chinese Communist Party’s “transhistorical” identity conflicts with the Uyghur’s Turkic ethnic identity, which dates back to the days of the Russian Empire.

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Visiting lecturer details mass internment of ethnic Uyghurs in China

October 23, 2019 0 comments

In light of recent media attention on the ongoing mass detention of the Uyghur Muslims in China, Carlton College’s Professor of Asian Studies and History Adeeb Khalid spoke on the history of the people and their relationship to the Chinese government.