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Young student protesters have occupied the business district of Hong Kong various times in the last couple of years in a battle for democracy. Given this situation, Gina Tam, assistant professor of history, brought an expert in the historical legacy of China’s youth protests to speak at Trinity. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, chancellor’s professor of history at the University of California at Irvine, came to Trinity on Thursday, Oct. 26, to give a lecture on Asian youth...

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Leaders of a 2014 pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong involving thousands of students were sentenced to prison this August. This is one recent example of China’s storied legacy of youth protest, which is the expertise of Jeffrey Wasserstrom, chancellor’s professor of history at the University of California at Irvine. Wassterstrom is visiting Trinity on Thursday, Oct. 26, to give a lecture on Asian youth political movements. Wasserstrom focuses on Chinese youth culture and situating their...