The Genesis of Occupy Protests: Observations on the Sunflower Movement and the Umbrella Movement and Their Enduring Legacy
This talk is primarily based on the speaker’s new book Challenging Beijing’s Mandate of Heaven: Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement and Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement (2019, Temple University Press), focusing the structural and contingent factors that contributed to rise of these two “eventful protests”. The talk will also apply the research findings to understand the genesis of the more recent campaigns.

Ming-sho Ho is professor in Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University. He was the author of Working Class Formation in Taiwan: Fractured Solidarity in State-Owned Enterprises (2014). He research social movements, labor, and the environmental issues. More recently he is researching the grassroots green energy initiatives across East Asian countries.

Faculty host: Ming Sing (
Speaker(s) Prof. Ming-sho Ho
National Taiwan University
Date 18 Oct 2019 (Friday)
Time 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Venue Room 3401 (via lifts 17-18), Academic Building, HKUST
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
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