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Title: May Fourth at 100 in Singapore and Hong Kong: memorialization, localization, and negotiation
Authors: van Dongen, Els
Kenley, David
Keywords: Humanities::History::Asia
Issue Date: 2020
Source: van Dongen, E. & Kenley, D. (2020). May Fourth at 100 in Singapore and Hong Kong: memorialization, localization, and negotiation. The Newsletter, 86(Summer 2020), 14-15.
Journal: The Newsletter 
Abstract: As 2019 marked the centenary of China’s May Fourth demonstrations, in this piece, we reflect on how this event and the broader movement surrounding it were commemorated in Singapore and Hong Kong, with reference to Southeast Asia. We probe the question of how the movement’s ‘memorialization’ and ‘localization’ in these two settings were shaped by both their connection with China and the history of British colonialism. Politicians, intellectuals, and students negotiated the meaning of the movement congruent with a variety of agendas, whereas the commemorations also coincided with another anniversary in Singapore and occurred amidst political protests in Hong Kong.
ISSN: 2589-0077
Schools: School of Humanities 
Rights: © 2020 The Author(s). All rights reserved. This paper was published by International institute for Asian studies in The Newsletter and is made available with permission of The Author(s).
Fulltext Permission: open
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