Victoria Tin-bor Hui is an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Hui’s research examines the centrality of war in the formation and transformation of “China” through history. She is the author of War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2005). As a native from Hong Kong, Hui also studies Hong Kong politics. She maintains a blog on the Umbrella Movement (https://victoriatbhui.wordpress.com) and has published an article “Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement: The Protest and Beyond” (Journal of Democracy). Hui teaches courses on the state and contentious politics.