Umbrellas in Bloom 12:00 13th Mar / The Bookworm – Beijing


Umbrellas in Bloom by Jason Y Ng

Julie Makinen

Jason Y. Ng, moderated by Julie Makinen

In late September 2014, a group of students initiated a civil disobedience campaign that swelled into a massive pro-democracy movement that saw more than 100,000 people, at its various peaks, occupy the streets of downtown Hong Kong. Jason Y. Ng, a bestselling local author, was there to capture many of the stories, both big and small. His book, Umbrellas in Bloom, is the first English-language chronicle of those turbulent days, weeks, and months. “The umbrella flowers blossomed and withered,” says Benny Tai, co-founder of Occupy Central with Love and Peace. “Ng captures the lifecycle of the occupy movement with compassion and wit.” Ng will share his experiences with Los Angeles Times Beijing Bureau Chief Julie Makinen.

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Event code: BW13B

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