Asian Christianity in the Diaspora

Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

Editors: Tse, Justin K.H., Tan, Jonathan Y. (Eds.)

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  This book gathers the voices of four local Hong Kong theologians to reflect on the 2014 democracy protests in the city from the perspectives of Catholic social teaching, feminist and queer intersectionality, Protestant liberation, and textual exegesis. The volume also includes an extended primer on Hong Kong politics to aid readers as they reflect on the theology underlying the democracy protests. 
September 28, 2014 is known as the day that political consciousness in Hong Kong began to shift. As police fired eighty-seven volleys of tear gas at protesters demanding “genuine universal suffrage” in Hong Kong, the movement (termed the “Umbrella Movement”) ignited a polarizing set of debates over civil disobedience, government collusion with private interests, and democracy. The Umbrella Movement was also a theological watershed moment, a time for religious reflection. This book analyzes the role that religion played in shaping the course of this historic movement. 

About the authors

 Justin K. H. Tse is Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington, USA.
Jonathan Y. Tan is The Archbishop Paul J. Hallinan Professor of Catholic Studies at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA.  

Reviews

“The Umbrella Movement has torn down Hong Kong’s status quo and uprooted many established ideas and beliefs. Though the occupied areas are now cleared, the deconstructing forces of the movement continue as the consciences of Hong Kong’s people are repeatedly challenged by event after event following the end of the occupation. Theological reflections inspired by the Umbrella Movement are critical to the future of Hong Kong as they will determine what will be planted and built in the wake of the destruction. Insights from the authors of this book are important theological resources for the coming construction.” (Benny Tai, University of Hong Kong) 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Umbrella Movement and Liberation Theology

    Tse, Justin K. H.

    Pages 1-17

  • The Umbrella Movement and the Political Apparatus: Understanding “One Country, Two Systems”

    Tse, Justin K. H.

    Pages 21-66

  • Solidarity and Division Among Hong Kong People in the Occupy Movement: Reflection from a Hong Kong Catholic Perspective

    Yuen, Mary

    Pages 69-86

  • Radical Inclusion in the Umbrella Movement: Interstitial Integrity and the New Pentecostal Rebirth of Hong Kong

    Wu, Rose

    Pages 87-106

  • The Umbrella Movement and Kairos: The Church’s Theological Encounter with a Political Movement

    Kung, Lap Yan

    Pages 107-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theological Reflections on the Hong Kong Umbrella Movement
Editors
  • Justin K.H. Tse
  • Jonathan Y. Tan
Series Title
Asian Christianity in the Diaspora
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-94846-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-94846-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-94845-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 184
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