Umbrellas in Bloom: Hong Kong’s occupy movement uncovered
- by Jason Y. Ng -
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Publisher: Blacksmith Books
Publication Date: October 1, 2016
Language: English
ISBN-10: 988137653X
ISBN-13: 978-9881376534
Synopsis The Umbrella Movement put Hong Kong on the world map and elevated this docile, money-minded Asian island to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe. Umbrellas in Bloom is the first book available in English to chronicle this history-making event, written by a bestselling author and columnist based on his firsthand account at the main protest sites.

Jason Y. Ng takes a no-holds-barred, fly-on-the-wall approach to covering politics. His latest offering steps through the 79-day struggle, from the firing of the first shot of tear gas by riot police to the evacuation of the last protester from the downtown encampments. It is all you need to know about the occupy movement: who took part in it, why it happened, how it transpired, and what it did and did not achieve.

Together with HONG KONG State of Mind (2010) and No City for Slow Men (2013), Umbrellas in Bloom forms a Hong Kong trilogy that traces the city’s sociopolitical development since its return to Chinese rule.
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Jason Ng
Author, blogger and columnist Jason Ng, talks to Noreen Mir about his latest book Umbrellas in Bloom and explains why he wrote it.
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