Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Hong Kong and the World

通識沙龍 2018-19「家‧鄉‧歸」
GE Salon 2018-19 Home.Homeland.Homecoming

第五節 Session 5

Ethnic and Cultural Identity in Hong Kong and the World

講者 Speaker:Gordon Mathews
主持 Moderator:楊陽 Yeung Yang
日期 Date:17 / 01 / 2019 (Thur)
時間 Time:7 - 9 pm
地點 Venue:香港中文大學 康本國際學術園 4 號演講廳
                          LT4, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
英語主講  In English

簡介 Brief Description

This talk first goes over the meanings of ethnic and cultural identity, and then explores ethnic and cultural identity in Hong Kong. Can a South Asian who has grown up in Hong Kong be a Hongkonger? Can an African asylum seeker be a Hongkonger? Can a mainland Chinese graduate student at CUHK be a Hongkonger? Can I be a Hongkonger? What is a Hongkonger? On the basis of extensive discussion among all present at the talk, we then analyze how ethnic and cultural identity are increasingly not given but chosen, as choices from a global cultural supermarket. What, then, does this mean for the future of Hong Kong as a global/Chinese metropolis?

講者簡介 About the Speaker

Prof. Gordon Mathews is the Chairperson, Department of Anthropology, CUHK.  His latest publications include The World in Guangzhou: Africans and Other Foreigners in South China's Global MarketplaceGlobalization From Below: The World's Other Economy and Ghetto at the Center of the World.

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