Homecoming with Revolution: The New Left Internationalism, the Diasporic Chinese Nationalism, and Anarchism in Hong Kong
Chi Shing Lee Cultural Studies Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
This article studies the dynamics between the global New Left politics and national experiences in the global sixties by focusing on Ng Chung-yin's (1946-1994) anarchism in the early 1970s' Hong Kong. It first looks into the contradictions between two theories, namely the New Left internationalism and the diasporic Chinese nationalism. These two theories are contested to each other in terms of the contradictory imaginings of China that they conveyed. Their encounter has a consequence that it gives rise to the anarchist movement in the 1970s' Hong Kong. This article also reads a revolution proposal, "The Third Revolution," made by Ng in order to introduce an alternative "script of colonialism" informed by the encounter between the New Left internationalism and the diasporic Chinese nationalism. Discussing the tension between the two theories, the form of their encounter, and the effect, this article aims to provide a view that the global New Left politics is important in reshaping, reinterpreting, and rearticulating the national experiences.