Exegeting the Occupation of Hong Kong: The Umbrella Movement as a Battleground for Liberation Hermeneutics

Part of the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora book series (ACID)


The title of this book, Occupy Hong Kong, makes it seem like we are obligated to take the Umbrella Movement as the occupation of Hong Kong and then generate theological reflections based on that occupied Hong Kong. In this chapter, I want to start out with a different assumption. Hong Kong has been occupied since 1842, first by the British, then by the People’s Republic of China (PRC). It is only with this understanding that we can understand how liberation theology works in Hong Kong. As we shall see, liberation is tricky business. It is polemical, grounded, realistic, ethical, and—most importantly—it creeps up in the most unexpected places.


Qing Dynasty Pastoral Care Faith Community Biblical Text Liberation Theology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hong Kong Baptist Theological SeminaryHong KongHong Kong

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