A Historical Narration and Restoration of “Hong Kong Nativism”

  • Jie Zhu
  • Xiaoshan Zhang


“Hong Kong Independence” is a social trend of thought seeking the independence of Hong Kong from China which has lately been developed from fractional words into a theoretical system. Moreover, the thought of “Hong Kong Independence” has been put into practice by some radicals avowedly in social movements. After intentional construction by its proponents, the theory of “Hong Kong Independence” is now systematized. Like other theoretical systems, the system of “Hong Kong Independence” consists of miscellaneous basic concepts, theoretical paradigms, and theoretical perspectives. In this theoretical system, the basic concepts laid the foundation of “Hong Kong Independence,” among which “nativism” surely plays a fundamental role. Scholars have long noticed that “Hong Kong Independence” is a kind of nativistic movement which sprang up with the awakening of nativism; it is now in its primary stage with strong ethnic overtones.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Zhu
    • 1
  • Xiaoshan Zhang
    • 1
  1. 1.School of LawWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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