The Rise of “Localism” and Civic Identity in Post-handover Hong Kong: Questioning the Chinese Nation-state

@article{Veg2017TheRO,
  title={The Rise of “Localism” and Civic Identity in Post-handover Hong Kong: Questioning the Chinese Nation-state},
  author={Sebastian Veg},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  year={2017},
  volume={230},
  pages={323 - 347}
}
  • Sebastian Veg
  • Published 19 April 2017
  • Political Science
  • The China Quarterly
Abstract While it was traditionally accepted that Hongkongers shared a form of pan-Chinese cultural identification that did not contradict their local distinctiveness, over the last decade Hong Kong has seen the rise of new types of local identity discourses. Most recently, “localists” have been a vocal presence. Hong Kong has – quite unexpectedly – developed a strong claim for self-determination. But how new is “localism” with respect to the more traditional “Hong Kong identity” that appeared… 
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