Hong Kong In the News: An Explainer

Professors Sarah Mak and Leah Zuo recently sat down with Doug Cook, Bowdoin’s director of news and media relations, in Bowdoin’s studio to offer some political and historical context for the current unrest in Hong Kong.

The interview was a follow-up to a “teach-in” that Mak and Zuo, an assistant professor of history, organized last month to provide background for students about the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Mak, a visiting assistant professor in government, said she had noticed her students were interested in the news coming out of Hong Kong but that they wanted to learn more about the event’s political and historical context.

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