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Culture and Identity

 
11-13 April 2016 ○ HKUST Clearwater Bay Campus
 
 
COURSE OVERVIEW 
Identities, be they local, national, regional, cultural or ideological, are deeply held values with physical or psychological boundaries that can both unify and divide real or imagined communities. This program offers in-depth discussions of the forces that shape cultural identities and their social and political implications in Chinese societies today. Topics covered include: modern and contemporary Chinese nationalism; Singapore’s nation-building and civic pride; identity shifts in Taiwan; Hong Kong’s social and cultural change; youth culture and fluid identities; and the roles of history, culture and policy in identity shaping and reinforcement.
 
PROGRAM TOPICS
  • The making of modern Chinese nationalism
  • Singapore’s nation-building and visions of the city-state
  • Reinforcing Chinese nationalism today
  • The consolidation of Taiwanese identity and its impact on Taiwan's economic policy
  • Culture and Identity in Hong Kong
  • Panel Discussion: Youth culture and fluid identities in the age of one country two systems
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REGISTRATION DEADLINE
25 March 2016

 



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