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[Non-UCLA Event] Candles and Umbrellas: Protest Movements and Politics in South Korean and Hong Kong

A Breakfast Conversation

[Non-UCLA Event] Candles and Umbrellas: Protest Movements and Politics in South Korean and Hong Kong

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Asia Society Southern California is pleased to host two of the most astute Asia scholars, John Delury and Jeffrey Wasserstrom, for a breakfast conversation about popular movements in South Korea, Hong Kong and the lessons for political opposition forces in Asia.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

The Boston Consulting Group
515 South Flower Street
Suite 5100
Los Angeles, 90071

In Seoul, the anti-corruption candlelight revolution led to the removal of President Park Geun-hye and the election of a liberal successor. The aftermath of the 2014 Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong has been a clampdown on pro-democracy activists and the appointment a chief executive whose policies helped spark the civil disobedience. How will the coming 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s transfer to Chinese rule and the current military provocations by North Korea affect domestic politics? Join us for an enlightening talk on political dynamics on both sides of the Pacific.

John Delury is an Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at Yonsei University in Seoul and a frequent commentator on Korean Peninsula affairs. Trained as an historian of modern China, he is author, with Asia Society’s Orville Schell, of Wealth and Power: China’s Long March to the Twenty-First Century. An Asia Society senior fellow, he has visited North Korea four times and witnessed the Candlelight Revolution in Seoul.

Jeffrey Wasserstrom is Chancellor’s Professor of History at UC Irvine, author of five books, including Student Protests in Twentieth-Century China, and editor or co-editor of several others, including The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China. An Associate Fellow of Asia Society, he has visited Hong Kong regularly for 30 years and is one of the specialists interviewed in the new documentary on the Umbrella Movement, "Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower," on Netflix.

Registration is required to attend.


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Tel: 213) 788-4700

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