3 Family Case Studies

While it is valuable to understand the public discourses and different individuals’ perceptions, family, as a social unit, is also an interesting place for us to zoom in. It is of particular significance since the 2019 protests have either fractured families on generational lines or strengthened the familial bonds.

Three family stories are shared here, each representing different family dynamics. You will read the narratives from the young adults in the families, then explore how each of the participating family members interprets the interplays among the concepts of home, identity, citizenship, social responsibility, and education.


The Chan's


The Lee's


The Wong's