An anti-mainlandisation localist movement has arisen in Hong Kong. The movement is advanced by political elites (political party leaders, members of the Legislative Council, etc.) and grassroots social forces, which may or may not have connections between them, but are in any case varied in their approaches. Most prominent among the social forces has been groups such as Civic Passion, Hong Kong Indigenous, Youngspiration, etc The project sets out to determine the characteristics of the movement, especially the backgrounds, views and aims of movement leaders and participants, as well as the interactions of their organizations with mainland migrants and visitors. It also seeks to gauge reactions to the movement on the part of Hong Kong, mainland, and other people and its effects on Hong Kong-Mainland relations The project carries out documentary and descriptive statistical research, as well as interviews with movement activists and politicians in Hong Kong. There may also be some research about similar movements elsewhere in the world and any relationship they may have with Hong Kong activists.
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UROP students will conduct documentary research, mainly in Hong Kong print, online and social media. They will also arrange for and participate in interviews with localist leaders and their critics.
Applicant's Learning Objectives:
Applicants will learn how to frame research questions and how to employ several social scientific research methods, including documentary, survey/statistical, and interviews