TheUmbrellaMovementput Hong Kong on the world map and elevated this docile, money-mindedAsian island to a model for pro-democracy campaigns across the globe.Umbrellasin Bloomis the first book available in English to chronicle thishistory-making event, written by a bestselling author and columnistbased on his firsthand experience at the main protest sites. JasonY. Ngtakes a -holds-barred, fly-on-the-wall approach to coveringpolitics. His latest offering steps through the 79-day struggle, fromthe firing of the first shot of tear gas by riot police to theevacuation of the last protester from the downtown encampments. It isall you need to kw about the occupy movement: who took part in it,why it happened, how it transpired, and what it did and did tachieve.
Born in Hong Kong, Jason Y. Ng is a globe-trotter who spent his entire adult life in Italy, the United States and Canada before returning to his birthplace to rediscover his roots. He is a full-time lawyer, a magazine columnist and a resident blogger for the South China Morning Post. His social commentary blog As I See It and leisure review site The Real Deal have attracted a cult following. Jason has been featured at the Hong Kong Book Fair and the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. He has been profiled in Time Out, The Sun, SCMP, various other publications and numerous overseas blogs. Jason speaks frequently at local universities and art festivals. In addition to being a writer, he is also a social activist. He is an ambassador for Shark Savers FINished With FINs campaign and an outspoken supporter of foreign domestic helpers, new immigrants and other minority groups in Hong Kong. Jasons day job and personal interests make him a frequent traveler: over the years, he has visited over 100 cities in more than 35 countries. In 2011, he was named Man of the Year by Elle Men magazine, and in 2013 he was keynote speaker at the Harvard Club Book Prize award ceremony. He lives in Hong Kong.
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24 black & white illustrations, 32 colour illustrations, 4 maps, 12 tables