Event recap

[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. The screening was attended by a full house of teachers, staff, and students from various disciplines.

由都市歷史、文化與傳媒研究中心主辦,性別研究中心及性別研究課程合辦的 《你的樣子如何》“ #Face Matters” 紀錄片放映會及映後座談已在2019年2月27日順利舉行。放映會當日座無虛席,有來自不同學系的教職員和同學參與。

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[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”. It was also a book launch for the MIA publication “The ICONIC Mums Kitchen: Tastes of Intercultural Hong Kong”.


Held at the City University of Hong Kong, the opening ceremony was officiated by Head of Asian International Studies Department Professor Thomson, as well as Professor Chan Yuk Wah, and CUHCM Director Professor Siumi Maria Tam. The four-day program consisted of an Exhibition on cultural diversity in Hong Kong, as well as a cooking demonstration and tasting event on April 1, which proved to be extremely popular among students, staff and the public alike.

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[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. The book What are We Celebrating? Multicultural Festivals in Hong Kong was co-edited by Prof Tam and Dr Tang Wai-Man. The book tells us about 18 different ethnic festivals celebrated in Hong Kong, and is the first bilingual book on this topic. Written by contributors who are either anthropologists involved in the study of ethnic minority communities in Hong Kong, or are members of the ethnic groups themselves, serves as a platform for the enhancement of cross-cultural knowledge.

Prof Tam and Dr Tang shared with the audience the reasons for creating the book -- to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of interculturalism in Hong Kong, which is the essence of a global, metropolitan city. They believe that the book is timely and will help Hongkongers to learn about their culturally diverse community by taking part in these festivals.

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Prof Tam and Dr Tang discussed their view on interculturalism

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[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. This program was initiated by the Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media (CUHCM) of the Institute of Future Cities (IOFC), and co-organized by the Multiculturalism in Action Project (MIA). It included a seminar, a music workshop, and a dance workshop on kathak, a 2000-year-old dance from northern India. It was a great honour and privilege to have Ms. Sunayana Hazarilal and her team to be the guest speakers of this program. Ms. Hazarilal is an internationally acclaimed kathak dancer who has conducted kathak workshops in various countries including the United States, Italy, and Germany. In 2011, Ms. Hazarilal was awarded the Padma Shri (the fourth highest civilian award in India) by the Government of India.

2017年9月21日,香港中文大學校園裡舉行了一系列關於卡塔克舞的講座、音樂工作坊和舞蹈工作坊。是次活動由未來城市研究所 (IOFC) 城市歷史、文化與傳媒中心(CUHCM)策劃,並由多元文化行動計劃(MIA)協辦。卡塔克舞是一種擁有二千年歷史的北印度古典舞。我們很榮幸邀請到Sunayana Hazarilal 女士和她的音樂團隊作為活動的嘉賓講者。Hazarilal女士是國際知名的卡塔克舞者,多年來在世界各地如美國、意大利和德國等地舉辦過不少卡塔克舞工作坊。在2011年,Hazarilal女士獲印度政府頒發第四級公民榮譽獎 —— 蓮花士勛章。

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[活動回顧] 周大明教授學術講座和工作坊
















[Event Recap] Imagining the Future: Community Innovation and Social Resilience in Asia

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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. In the context of profound changes and uncertainties brought by globalization to physical, social, and cultural space, the conference provides an interdisciplinary forum on which scholars critically examine and imagine the future city together. Eighty scholars and practitioners from 28 different institutions in 13 different countries or territories across Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Americas attended the 2.5 day conference.


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