“The Consciousness Evolution”: Identification and Re-Identification after the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong


Stemmed from the Umbrella Movement in September of 2014, Hong Kong had experienced dramatic social and political changes that people were being decontaminated from titling as political apathetic animals which were constructed under the historical manufacturing. The unprecedented integration of politics and society keeps fermenting and one of the most conspicuous narratives in the society is the identity of Hong Kong people. Hong Kong people have undergone an evolution on the consciousness of social identification as many terminologies and corresponding epitomizations have been sprung up: Yellow Ribbon v. Blue Ribbon (Movement identity in the Umbrella Movement), Mainlander v. Hongkonger (Hong Kong identity), Non- indigeneity v. Indigeneity (Hong Kong identity), Old Lion Rock Spirit v. New Lion Rock Spirit (Which symbolizes the core values in Hong Kong) etc. This study aims at exploring the consciousness and identity evolution on the Hong Kong people in these 2-year time, revived from the Umbrella Movement in 2014 to 2016. The interplays and correlations between movement Identity, Hong Kong Identity and so-called Indigeneity Identity would be further examined. On top of that, whereas identification and re-identification is transpiring in the society, this study would further review symbiotic relations between mentioned identities and corresponding values by delving into few Hong Kong social issues.

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Chan Wai Yin, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

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Conference: ECSS2016
Stream: Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, and Consciousness

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