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Teenage activists turned politicians, multi-millionaire super tutors and artists fighting censorship – these are the stories of Generation HK.

Teenage activists turned politicians, multi-millionaire super tutors and artists fighting censorship – these are the stories of Generation HK. From radically different backgrounds yet with a common legacy, having grown up in post-handover Hong Kong, these young people have little attachment to the era of British colonial rule or today’s China. Instead, they see themselves as Hong Kongers, an identity both reinforced and threatened by the rapid expansion of Beijing’s influence. Amid great political and social uncertainty, Generation HK is trying to build a brighter future. Theirs is a truly captivating coming-of-age story that reflects the bitter struggles beneath the gleaming facade of modern Hong Kong.

Reviews

A must read for anyone interested in modern-day China, and where it goes from here

Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group

A welcome addition to the literature on contemporary Hong Kong . . . tracing the city’s recent history through a series of unforgettable profiles of young Hong Kong residents

Kevin Carrico, Macquarie University

A David versus Goliath tale about a generation who are defying the stereotype of the Great Mall of China and fighting for change

Sydney Morning Herald

Bland’s writing is tremendous fun . . . the structure and style help give the book an accessibility and freshness

Bookish Asia

Generation HK shows Bland’s skills as a reporter . . . [and] provides an overview otherwise missing

Asian Review of Books

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  • Paperback

    9780734398505

    July 1, 2017

    Penguin

    140 pages

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    9781760143961

    July 1, 2017

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