First seen in Prague in 1980, a form of public protest and free expression has spread throughout Hong Kong and around the world.
Fears that Beijing will renege on autonomy promises is only encouraging calls for independence from mainland China.
The biggest risk is Britain's desire to stand alone in the world.
Hong Kong protesters deeply identify with nature, a reference to the current environmental crisis but also a fluid conception of collective action that is inscribed in ancient Chinese tradition.
People get angry far more often than they rebel. And rebellions rarely become revolutions. An expert on the French Revolution explains why today's protest movements are different.
Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a longer view.
How the protest movement in Hong Kong moved onto university campuses – by two researchers who have witnessed the unfolding events.
After months of respecting the boundaries of university campuses, the Hong Kong police moved in to make arrests. Now, protesters are defending what had once been sanctified spaces.
Two deaths and video of a police man shooting a protester have hardened attitudes of Hong Kongers against the police.
From Chile to Lebanon and Iraq to Hong Kong, the same masks have become a common language to register dissent.
When police sprayed Kowloon Mosque with blue dye during protests, the people of Hong Kong rallied again to help clean it up.
A bill making its way through the US Congress seeks to tighten scrutiny of Hong Kong's autonomy. But it will do little to resolve the situation.
Lee says Hong Kong is up against an emergent Chinese empire and fears violence on both sides will soon spiral out of control.
If the protesters can channel their energy in a more lasting, organised way, they may be able to achieve even more than the "five demands". Could the French Revolution be a source of inspiration?
What role does Marxist theory about the state play in modern China?
The most likely explanation for the unrest lies not in Beijing’s influence over the city, but rather the nature of Hong Kong government and society itself.
Why a spontaneous popular movement emerged in Hong Kong.
A coordinated mix of policies does more to keep housing affordable for a significant proportion of a city's residents than the unbalanced approach we see in Sydney.
Police tactics in Hong Kong have not helped the cycle of protest, repression and further protest.
A survey of 8,000 Hong Kong protesters shows that participants increasingly feel that radical protests are the most effective way to make the government heed public opinion.