Professors Sarah Mak and Leah Zuo recently sat down with Bowdoin’s Director of News Doug Cook in Bowdoin’s studio to offer some political and historical context for the current unrest in Hong Kong.

The interview was a follow-up to a “teach-in” that Mak and Zuo, an assistant professor of history, organized last month to provide background for students about the pro-democracy movementin Hong Kong. Mak, a visiting assistant professor in government, said she had noticed her students were interested in the news coming out of Hong Kong but that they could benefit from having more political and historical context about the event.