SOLD OUT: Global Classroom & EARC Spring Book Club | Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance by Louisa Lim
April 17th, 2023 4:00PM -6:30PM
What is Hong Kong? The British considered it a “barren rock” without meaningful history. The People’s Republic of China claimed it as its own, and believes it was finally returned to its rightful place in 1997. When protests erupted in 2019 and were met with escalating suppression, Louisa Lim, a journalist raised in Hong Kong, felt compelled to unearth Hong Kong’s history. In Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance, Lim interviews guerrilla calligraphers, amateur historians, and archaeologists to put together a story of Hong Kong as told from the perspectives of its locals.
Booklist review: Lim’s outstanding history of Hong Kong is an epic must-read, covering Hong Kong from its earliest beginnings to the 2019–20 protests. From the first page, the importance of language and the voices of Hong Kongers are central themes. Yet Indelible City captures much more as it records the struggle of people oppressed by British colonialism and suppressed by communist China yet determined in their pursuit of freedom and cultural identity.
Date and Time
Participants will pick ONE of the following dates:
Group 1: Monday, April 17, 2023; 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Group 2: Tuesday, April 18, 2023; 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (Pacific Time)
This Zoom book club is structured like an on-site book club and participants will be asked to keep their video on. Teachers will receive a simple homework sheet and be called upon to share their impressions and how the content could be used in the classrooms.
- A physical or digital copy of the book
- Online Resource packet
- Four free Washington State OSPI clock hours
This program is co-sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington and Seattle World Affairs Council, Global Classroom. It is open to current K-12 in-service and pre-service teachers and it’s funded by a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).