Sophie Li - 2021 Journalism Senior Colloquium
From Margo Bresnen on May 1st, 2021
Hong Kong is a city defined by "new normals": one where the distance between then and now is best measured not by linear time, but by the gulf between what was once ordinary and has now become unthinkable, just as the previously unthinkable has become the norm. Though it is typically used in American headlines as a symbol, a metaphor, and a geopolitical flashpoint, Hong Kong is also home: a place where 7.5 million people are making a life for themselves, each in their own quiet ways. When your life and career has been built on political possibilities which no longer exist, how do you adapt? Resist?