Mao Zedong once bragged that his crackdown on troublesome scholars dwarfed the efforts of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, who is said to have buried alive 460 men of letters in the third century BC. Now President Xi Jinping, who has concentrated more power than any Chinese leader since Mao, is determined to leave his own mark on academia, with a crackdown that threatens universities and publishers not just in China, but all over the world.
It has been fascinating to read the reviews of Generation HK, my first book, including Nicholas Gordon’s effort for the Asian Review of Books and the South China Morning Post. He raised some important questions. I would like to respond to some of his points in order to give a more well-rounded understanding of my book. 2. He described the subjects in my book as “self-styled” opinion leaders but I think that is an inaccurate characterisation.
Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadowby Ben BlandPenguin3/5 starsWhether or not you buy the arguments of Hong Kong’s student activists, everyone can agree that their emergence represents one of the biggest changes in Hong Kong politics for at least a decade. Ben Bland, South China correspondent for the Financial Times, has written one of the first books on the subject with Generation HK: Seeking Identity in China’s Shadow.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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