Oil on Water

Some Personal Musings on Hong Kong’s Summer of Protests


  • Jennifer Eagleton University of Hong Kong


This is a personal commentary on the nature of the Hong Kong protests of the summer 2019. 

Author Biography

Jennifer Eagleton, University of Hong Kong

Jennifer Eagleton, a Hong Kong resident since October 1997, is a committee member of the Hong Kong Democratic Foundation and a Civic Party member, who has been a close observer of Hong Kong politics since her arrival in the city. She was an adviser to the University of Hong Kong’s “Designing Democracy Hong Kong” project (2011-2013), and in 2012 completed a PhD on how Hong Kong talks about democracy using metaphor. Jennifer has written several language-related articles for Hong Kong Free Press and is currently compiling a book combining Hong Kong culture, photography, and political metaphor.




How to Cite

Eagleton, J. (2019). Oil on Water: Some Personal Musings on Hong Kong’s Summer of Protests. Journal of Autonomy and Security Studies, 3(2), 87–92. Retrieved from https://jass.ax/index.php/jass/article/view/49