Book Review: Take Back Our Future: An Eventful Sociology of the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement, edited by Ching Kwan Lee and Ming Sing (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2019), China Perspectives 2021/1, pp. 62-63.

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The spheres of democracy and livelihood are closely intertwined, not separate entities. How do we take back our future? With the passage of the National Security Law on 30 June 2020, prodemocracy political parties and activists similarly face greater struggles for survival in Hong Kong. The authoritarian Chinese state has intensified surveillance over educators, journalists, and social commentators. But we
should not give up. This significant collection of well-researched essays with its reflections on the past and present will help readers strategize to create our future.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2021/1
Pages (from-to)62
Number of pages63
JournalChina Perspectives
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2021


  • Hong Kong
  • China
  • Politics
  • Political parties
  • trade unions
  • students
  • activists
  • governance
  • democracy

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