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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

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。

 

學術講座於3月27日舉行,題為「聚落與交通:道路網路與中國城鄉社會結構變遷」。周教授以他多年的研究經驗,探討道路網絡的發展如何改變城鄉結構。周教授指出,以往聚落與聚落之間,往往有一日路程之隔,作為人們在長途旅程中的落腳點。然而,當高速公路和高速鐵路等現代道路網絡普及後,以往的中途站便因交通便捷而沒落,都市的規模也因此變得更大。周教授的例子說明,城鄉的社會科學研究不能局限於某城或某鄉本身,周邊的道路網絡對了解聚落的興衰攸關重要。

 

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於3月29日舉行的「鳳凰村的變遷:都市人類學工作坊」,周教授首先分享了他在潮州地區鳳凰村的多年的追蹤研究。這個典型的華南農村,反映出中國如何在數十年間由「地域社會」和「熟人社會」演變成「移民社會」和「陌生人社會」,顯示出人類學研究見微知著的能力。周教授也探討了追蹤研究作為研究方法的價值,以及在同一地點相隔多年再調查所面對的困難和挑戰。最後,參與工作坊的研究生報告了自己的研究計劃,由周教授作出點評,並提供了不少田野考察時的有用建議,在座研究生都獲益良多。

 

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[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.

香港中文大學都市歷史、文化與傳媒研究中心於2017年2月23至25日舉辦了第一次國際會議,主題為「想象未來:亞洲社區創新與社會韌性」。全球化為物理、社會及文化空間帶來深遠的變化及不確定性,此次會議作為跨學科論壇,提供了讓學者共同批判研究及想像未來城市的平台。參加了這次兩天半會議的與會學者及從業人員來自28個不同機構,並來自13個不同的亞太、歐洲和美洲國家或地區。

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