Co-edited by Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies Ip Iam-chong and Mr Chan King-fai, Boycott Classes, Continue Learning (The Age of Disobedience 06) was published in May.
As a protest against the 31 August resolution by the National People’s Congress, tertiary students in Hong Kong initiated a class boycott on 22 September 2014. While the students’ strike was brewing, several scholars were also mapping out what actions teachers would take in response to the call. On 23 September, when students boycotting classes moved to gather at the Central Government Offices, the LegCo Square and Tamar Park, the open classes for the “Boycott Classes, Continue Learning” campaign was also launched with more than a hundred teachers of tertiary institutions participating. From 23 to 28 September, there were over a hundred lectures and discussions on democracy, freedom, rule of law, resistance and more, covering areas from politics, culture, society, violence and gender to principles of law, art, literature and even animal rights.
This book compiled the lectures given and the discussions during the open classes for the “Boycott Classes, Continue Learning” campaign.