Adam K. Dedman

Tiananmen, Hong Kong and the US in the Age of COVID, Trump, and Xi

Whether it be young black men targeted in disproportionate numbers amidst white revanchism led by Trump or Hong Kong students beaten and arrested by security forces implementing a reign of terror engendered by Xi’s trampling of the city’s Basic Law, we must look past nationalistic rhetoric that obscures dark legacies of American and Chinese empire and policies of state violence that continue to operationalize in the present. On the 31st anniversary of Tiananmen Square, this is what we should keep in mind... Read More


去年11月,美國羅徹斯特大學(University of Rochester)有學生發現,原本與其他國家的國旗並列在赫斯特大廳(Hirst Lounge)的中華民國(Republic of China,即台灣)國旗,突然被移到了香港國旗旁。在此前,中華民國國旗一直與其他國家的國旗,依字母順序並列在所有旗幟中。此外,在羅徹斯特大學的網站上,學校官方先是創造了一個既具創意又令人疑惑的類別「次國家」,並將台灣和香港歸類其下,然在遭受各方抗議後將其改為「特殊自治區和其他地區」(「次國家」一詞在11月20日仍存於其URL鏈接)。後於11月21日,羅徹斯特大學似乎採取的妥協解決方案是將所有國旗分為「聯合國認可的國家」和「其他國家和地區」,並將台灣和香港置於「其他國家和地區」之下。奇怪的是,儘管科索沃(Kosovo)和台灣一樣沒有被聯合國認可,其網站仍將科索沃列在「聯合國認可的國家」之下,這樣的做法不禁令人懷疑背後的動機?... Read More

Rochester, Beijing, and the Suppression of Taiwan and Hong Kong

Last week, the University of Rochester in the United States was found to have moved the Republic of China flag, formerly exhibited side by side with other international flags in alphabetical order, next to the flag of Hong Kong in the university’s Hirst Lounge where flags representing countries from its student body are displayed... Read More
Adam K. Dedman

Adam K. Dedman

Adam K. Dedman (戴擁浩) is a Ph. D candidate in Cultural & Taiwan Studies at the University of Melbourne and is a 2020 Taiwan Fellow at National Chengchi University.