Mundi: articulating a post-Umbrella common(s)

Kam Fai Chan

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This paper shares the experiences of an emergent collective of young intellectuals in Hong Kong and its recent project, Mundi, which consists of publication, activist research and communal transmission of knowledge. The project negotiates the notion and practice of “common” at the limit, from within the historical experience of Hong Kong, between academia and public intellectuals, global universalism and local particularism, and colonial knowledge and everyday urban practice. Affected by an intense desire to analyse and theorise the reality of Hong Kong, Mundi engages in a long process of decolonising knowledge production. The paper also explores how Mundi responds to the demand of the present post-Umbrella Hong Kong situation by problematising and re-articulating the common.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
Number of pages6
JournalInter-Asia Cultural Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jul 2018


  • common
  • decolonising knowledge
  • Mundi
  • post-Umbrella Hong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies


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