Story of the Month - August 2016

Story of the Month - August 2016 

每月故事 - 二零一六年八月

 

As migrants move away from home, they bring a part of their culture to their new home, such as the games they play. This is true for South Asians in Hong Kong too.

當移民離開故鄉,他們往往會把部分原有文化帶進新社會,例如遊戲。香港的南亞裔社群亦不例外。

 

 

Centre member Dr. Wyman Tang's research project is about the globalization and localization of Kabaddi, a sport originated in South Asia. The game is played by two teams of seven, and it requires no equipment other than an open space. In the past two years, Dr. Tang partnered with the local Nepali community to promote this traditional sport in Hong Kong. "Many Hong Kong locals found the game fun and exciting", he said, "We adopted new rules to make the game more gender inclusive".

本中心成員鄧偉文博士研究卡巴迪的全球化和在地化。卡巴迪是一種源自南亞的運動,由兩隊各七人組成。玩卡巴迪毋須任何設備,只須一片空地。在過去兩年,鄧博士與本地尼泊爾社群合作,在香港推廣這傳統運動。鄧博士說:「很多本地香港人都覺得這遊戲好玩又刺激。我們把規則略改,令遊戲更能包容不同性別。」

 

 

The mainstream society often expects ethnic minorities to assimilate into mainstream culture, as if they are merely passive recipients. Yet Dr. Tang found that ethnic minorities are eager to share their own culture as well. Through sports like Kabaddi, he hopes to introduce real contact and mutual understanding between ethnic groups.

主流社會往往期望少數族裔融入主流文化,視他們如同被動的接收者。但鄧博士發現少數族裔也希望向大眾分享自己的文化。通過運動(如卡巴迪),鄧博士希望增進不同族裔之間的接觸和相互理解。

 

 

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Kabaddi Players in a Secondary School in Dhangadhi, Nepal. Photo by Wyman Tang

在尼泊爾丹加地一所中學的卡巴迪運動員。攝影:鄧偉文

 

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