Class 03 TUE JAN 24
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- Mandatory Conferences
Defining Terms “Your Way”
The Peoples Republic of China (mainland China, excluding Hong Kong), has for some time been repressing the defenders of the more democratic government of the small part of China designated the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China (HKSAR). Some would argue there is very little democracy left in Hong Kong. This morning (TUE SEP 17, 2021) on BBCHARDTalk, host Steven Sackur put the question to Hong Kong legislative councillor Dominic Lee Tsz King, a high profile defender of Beijing’s increasingly tight grip on the territory: “With pro-democracy activists arrested, exiled or cowed into silence, has ‘One country, Two systems’ morphed into one country, one system?”
Lee offered this novel definition of Democracy;
Link to the HARDTalk broadcast
When we look at democracy, there are a lot of different systems. Democracy does not just represent election politics, if that’s what you’re referring to. In China, we practice what we call “Whole Process Democracy,” at which democracy is in every stage of the decision-making process—an election is one part of it, one big part of it, but if we’re too consumed about elections, we put too much focus and too much time into elections . . . .
Daily Notes Reminder
Class Notes are my technique for taking attendance, evaluating your level of engagement with the classroom, and encouraging you to practice Purposeful Summary of what goes on while we’re together.
Record your Notes as a Reply to the daily Agenda (that is, to this page).
- For a refresher on how to write Good Class Notes, follow the link.
- Workshop: Bearing Down on the Research Hypothesis, using examples of student work so far.
- Workshop: Tracking your Research in Real Time
- Model: The White Paper: Why We Still Have Polio
- White Paper Quiz. Follow this link to a quick quiz on White Paper technique and grading.
- Complete by midnight TUE JAN 24.