Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media

Story of the Month - February 2020

每月故事 - 二零二零年二 

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在中國南部所見一幅生產陶瓷的壁畫(圖片來源:黃慧怡)

A mural painting of pottery making in South China (Photo credit: Sharon Wong Wai-yee)

 

人類學系黃慧怡教授一直對古代海上絲綢之路研究有濃厚興趣。在柬埔寨吳哥進行考古學研究期間,黃教授發現不少中國陶瓷會經過越南進口,因此她希望更了解越南與中國的海上陶瓷之路。

 

Prof. Sharon Wong Wai-yee, Department of Anthropology, has a strong interest in the ancient maritime silk road. When she was conducting archaeological research in Angkor, Cambodia, Prof. Wong found that Chinese ceramics in Angkor were imported through Vietnam. She decided to further study the maritime ceramic road between Vietnam and China.

 

黃教授以民族考古學的角度切入進行研究,嘗試復原古代人類的社會生活。2019年她到中國南部進行實地考察,收集有關製陶工藝的資料,考察當地考古遺址,調查有否中國遠銷東南亞的產品。另外,黃教授也曾到訪越南,考察當地博物館和考古遺址,並拍攝短片以記錄製陶工藝的過程,作日後參考之用。

 

Prof. Wong undergoes research from an ethno archaeological perspective to reconstruct the social life of ancient humans. She conducted field work in South China in 2019, which included collecting information on pottery craft, visiting local archeological sites, and investigated what Chinese products were exported to Southeast Asia. In addition, Prof. Wong visited museums and archeological sites in Vietnam, and made video records of the process of making ceramics.

 

不少研究者在研究時遇上大大小小的難題,黃教授也不例外。首先是參訪前的聯絡工作。到訪村落及合作單位,事前要有良好的溝通讓訪問工作可以順利進行。另外是語言隔閡。黃教授表示,由於她不會當地語言,擔心會影響訪問工作,幸而最終找到合適傳譯,解決了言語不通的問題。

 

Researchers often face various kinds of difficulties during field research, and Prof. Wong is no exception. First, communication before field work. Appropriate connections should be established prior to field work, so that visits to collaborating units and villages can proceed smoothly. Secondly the language barrier. As Prof. Wong did not speak the local languages, she was concerned that the interviews would be affected. Fortunately, she was finally able to identify suitable interpreters.

 

由於新型冠狀病毒疫情於全球肆虐,黃教授的研究計劃中部份工作需要延期進行,但她仍然希望能再到越南進行暑期實地考察,帶領中大學生與當地大學生進行學術交流。黃教授計劃明年舉辦相關展覽,向公眾展示研究及學術交流成果。

 

Because of the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus globally, Prof. Wong’s research plan has been delayed. However, she is still hopeful in taking a group of CUHK students to Vietnam for a summer field trip with academic exchange with local university students. Prof. Wong also plans to organize a public exhibition next year to showcase her research findings and the academic exchange.

 

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Event Recap

Multicultural in Action Project: Multicultural Carnival @ Shek Lei

“Multicultural Carnival @ Shek Lei” was held by Multiculturalism in Action Project in Shek Lei (1) Estate in Kwai Hing on 19th October. Please click here for event recap.

 

 

香丸製

本中心主張展鴻教919日舉了宋香丸製坊,邀了高澤太及其兒和唐塘先生抽空是次活,讓大家體製作香丸及了香道。 Please click here for event recap.

Multiculturalism in Action Project: First Multicultural Handicraft Workshop

The Multiculturalism in Action Project has conducted the first multicultural handicraft workshop last Saturday (3rd August). We are glad that 2 friends originally from Venezuela were our tutors. Please click here for event recap.

“#FaceMatters” screening and post screening discussion

Organized by the Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media, and co-organized by Gender Research Centre and Gender Studies Program, the screening of “#FaceMatters” and post screening discussion was held on 27 February 2019. Please click here for event recap.

Tasting food/Tasting Cultures: Intercultural Hong Kong on the Plate

On 1-4 April 2019, Multiculturalism in Action Project (MIA), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, co-organized with the Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong, an intercultural program “Tasting food/Tasting Cultures: Intercultural Hong Kong on the Plate”. Please click here for event recap.

Multicultural in Action Project: Book launch and ICONIC Mums Program Closing Ceremony

The Multiculturalism in Action Project headed by Centre Director Prof Siumi Maria Tam has sponsored a book launch at the Kowloon City Book Fair on Sunday, 17 December 2017. Please click here for event recap.

Moods and Emotions through Indian Kathak Dance

On 21 September 2017, there was an Indian classical dance program “Moods & Emotions through Indian Kathak Dance” organized at CUHK campus. Please click here for event recap.

周大明教授學術講座和工作坊

中山大學社會學與人類學學院、教育部長江學者特聘教授周大鳴教授於2017年3月來港訪問,舉辦學術講座和工作坊,與本地學者和學生交流。活動由香港中文大學人類學系主辦,都市歷史、文化與傳媒研究中心協辦。 按此瀏覽活動回顧.

Imagining the Future: Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia

The Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media, CUHK organized its first international conference entitled "Imagining the Future: Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia" on 23-25 February 2017. Please click here for event recap.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

To investigate how cultural diversity is beneficial to social resilience regarding the development and strategic planning of future cosmopolitan cities. We seek to enhance the concerns of whether and how ethnic minorities of different types are marginalized, stigmatized and even rejected; and to understand what and how public engagements help to bring people with various cultural and political interests together in the current socio-political environment.

Objectives

  • To investigate the causes of marginalization of specific groups, and how these groups could be made to feel more accepted;
  • To investigate the tension between the integration and diversity of society and how culture is inherent in a complex industrial society;
  • To identify the institutional and cultural reservoirs that foster social resilience and trust.

Research Keywords

Cultural Diversity; Social Resilience; Community Innovation

People

Director:
o CHEUNG Chin-hung Sidney 張展鴻

Associate Director:
o CHEN Ju-chen 陳如珍
o TAM Siu Mi Maria 譚少薇

Researchers:

1. Managing Urban Diversity Programme
o Raees Begum BAIG 碧樺依
Joseph BOSCO 林舟
o CHENG Sealing 鄭詩靈
o CHOW Pui-ha Carol 周佩霞
o Donna CHU 朱順慈
o GU Ming-yue Michelle 谷明月
o HUANG Weishan 黃維珊
o JIN Lei 金蕾
o LAU Ying Chui Janice 劉影翠
o SONG Jing 宋婧
o SUEN Yiu tung 孫耀東
o TAM Siu Mi Maria 譚少薇
o TONG Yuying 同鈺瑩
o Sara ZHONG 鍾華

2. Social Resilience and Cultural Policy Programme
o CHANG Ping-hung, Wallace 鄭炳鴻
o CHEUNG Katherine 張家蓮
o LAM Wengcheong 林永昌
o Leung Hok Bun Isaac 梁學彬
o TAM Wai Ping 譚偉平
o WONG Wai-yee Sharon 黃慧怡

Postdoctoral Fellow:
TANG Wai-man 鄧偉文

Doctoral Student:
Amy PHUA 潘玫燕

Research Assitant:
o Chan Hoi Yan 陳凱欣

 

Publications

Recent Activities

Languages as a Boundary Ma(r)ker: Dignity, Motherhood and Everyday Multiculturalism

非聲香港嘉年華 Africa in Hong Kong Carnival

New Book Sharing Session + ICONIC Mums Documentaries Screening & Sharing Session

The Causes and Consequences of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness: A Case Study of Atlanta, Georgia USA

Moods & Emotions through Indian Kathak Dance

鳳凰村的變遷:都市人類學工作坊 (講者:周大鳴教授)

學術講座-聚落與交通:道路網路與中國城鄉社會結構變遷 (講者:周大鳴教授)

International Conference on Imagining the Future: Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia

SEMINAR: Endangered Fathers?: Masculinity Crisis and Reflexivity in Times of Change by Prof. Mario Liong

South Asian Films Mini Series - The Necklace

South Asian Films Mini Series - A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

WORKSHOP: Annual Gender Role Workshop 2016: Gender and Urban Space (co-organized with Gender Research Center)

SEMINAR: The Material Culture and Activism at Bukit Brown Cemetery, Singapore by Prof. Chee-Kien Lai

SEMINAR: Overseas Death, Burial Practices, and Ancestral Worship: An Interpretation for Cremation Practices among Diasporic Chinese in the Philippines by Prof. Gyo Miyahara

SEMINAR: Pluralities in the Margin: Community, Religion and Agriculture along Singapore's Abandoned Railway Lines by Prof Chee-Kien Lai

FIELDTRIP: Assessment Tour to Wolong, Sichuan (四川卧龍)

FIELDTRIP: The Nepali Community In Jordan And Yau Ma Tei

FIELDTRIP: Understanding Kodo And Kyogen From Two Japanese Masters

COMMUNITY TALK SERIES

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