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  • 呂大樂︰《港漂十味》。香港︰三聯書店有限公司,2012年



    薛澤華等編︰《點滴 : 新來港靑年的故事》。香港︰循道衛理楊震社會服務處,2001年

    潘毅、余麗文︰《書寫城市︰香港的身份與文化》。香港︰牛津大學出版社,2003年。 / = Pun Ngai and Yee Lai-man. Narrating Hong Kong culture and identity. Hong Kong : Oxford University Press, 2003

    蔡玉萍︰《誰是香港人? 身份與認同》。香港︰進一步多媒體有限公司,2010年

    陳雲︰《香港有文化——香港的文化政策 (上卷)》。香港:花千樹出版有限公司,2008年










    Viola Spolin原著、區曼玲翻譯︰《劇場遊戲指導手冊》。臺北:書林出版有限公司,1998年

    Abbas, Ackar. Hong Kong and the disappearance. Hong Kong:Hong Kong University Press, 1997

    Hall, Stuart. Cultural Identity and Diaspora, Identity: Community Culture, Difference, London: Lawrence & Wishart, 1990

    Law Wing-sang. Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2009

    Morris, Meaghan. Identity Anecdotes : Translation and Media Culture. London : SAGE Publications, 2006

    Williams, Raymond. Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Rev. Ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983

  • Director

    Name of Film

    《香港製造》/ 1997
    《去年煙花特別多》/ 1998
    《細路祥》/ 1999
    《榴槤飄飄》/ 2000
    《香港有個荷里活》/ 2001

    Name of Film
    《甜蜜蜜》/ 1997
    《雙城故事》/ 1991

    Name of Film
    《顧城別戀》/ 1998

    Name of Film
    《浮世戀曲》/ 1991
    《錯愛》/ 1994

    Name of Film
    《玻璃之城》/ 1998
    《非法移民》/ 1985
    《秋天的童話》/ 1987

    Name of Film
    《月滿英倫》/ 1997

    Name of Film
    《過埠新娘》/ 1988

    Name of Film
    《父子情》/ 1981
    《美國心》/ 1986

    Name of Film
    《獅子山下》之《來客》/ 1978
    《胡越的故事》/ 1981
    《投奔怒海》/ 1982
    《傾城之戀》/ 1984
    《客途秋恨》/ 1990
    《千言萬語》/ 1999
    《姨媽的後現代生活》/ 2006
    《天水圍的日與夜》/ 2008
    《天水圍的夜與霧》/ 2009

    Name of Film
    《人在紐約》/ 1990

    Name of Film
    《秋月》 / 1992
    《愛在別鄉的季節》/ 1990
    《我愛太空人》/ 1988

    Name of Film
    《推手》/ 1992
    《喜宴》/ 1993

    Name of Film
    《我愛唐人街》/ 1989

    Name of Film
    《警察也移民》/ 1989

    Name of Film
    《2046》/ 2004

    Name of Film
    《似水流年》/ 1984
    《滾滾紅塵》/ 1990

    Name of Film
    《富貴逼人》/ 1987

    Asghar Farhadi
    Name of Film
    A Separation / 2011 (Oscar best foreign language film)

    Yasemin Samdereki
    Name of Film
    Almanya: Welcome to Germany / 2011

    Mohammad Rasoulof
    Name of Film
    Goodbye / 2011

    Hineer Saleem
    Name of Film
    If You Die, I’ll Kill You / 2011

    Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi
    Name of Film
    Persepolis / 2007

    Scott Hicks
    Name of Film
    Snow Falling on Cedars / 1999

    Wayne Wang
    Name of Film
    The Joy Luck Club / 1993
  • Title: The Complete Persepolis* (2007)
    Author: Marjane Satrapi

    Summary: Persepolis is the story of Satrapi's unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.
    * Adapted to an animated film in 2007

    Title: The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam* (2007)
    Author: Ann Marie Fleming

    Summary: Who was Long Tack Sam?
    He was born in 1885. He ran away from Shangdung Province to join the circus. He was an acrobat. A magician. A comic. An impresario. A restaurateur. A theater owner. A world traveler. An East-West ambassador. A mentor to Orson Welles. He was considered the greatest act in the history of vaudeville.
    In this gorgeous graphic memoir, his great-granddaughter, the artist and filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming, resurrects his fascinating life for the rest of the world. It’s an exhilarating testament to a forgotten man. And every picture is true.
    *Also available as a documentary film

    Title: American Born Chinese (2009)
    Author: Gene Luen Yang

    Summary: Jin Wang starts at a new school where he's the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesn't want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because he's in love with an all-American girl. Danny is an all-American boy: great at basketball, popular with the girls. But his obnoxious Chinese cousin Chin-Kee's annual visit is such a disaster that it ruins Danny's reputation at school, leaving him with no choice but to transfer somewhere he can start all over again. The Monkey King has lived for thousands of years and mastered the arts of kung fu and the heavenly disciplines. He's ready to join the ranks of the immortal gods in heaven. But there's no place in heaven for a monkey. Each of these characters cannot help himself alone, but how can they possibly help each other? They're going to have to find a way--if they want fix the disasters their lives have become.
  • Title: American Son: A Novel (2001)
    Author: Brian Ascalon Roley
    Reception: Winner of the 2003 Association for Asian American Studies Book Award, Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001, New York Times Notable Book

    Summary: American Son is the story of two Filipino brothers adrift in contemporary California. The older brother, Tomas, fashions himself into a Mexican gangster and breeds pricey attack dogs, which he trains in German and sells to Hollywood celebrities. The narrator is younger brother Gabe, who tries to avoid the tar pit of Tomas's waywardness, yet moves ever closer to embracing it. Their mother, who moved to America to escape the caste system of Manila and is now divorced from their American father, struggles to keep her sons in line while working two dead-end jobs. When Gabe runs away, he brings shame and unforeseen consequences to the family. Full of the ache of being caught in a violent and alienating world, American Son is a debut novel that captures the underbelly of the modern immigrant experience.

    Title: Interpreter of Maladies (1999)
    Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
    Reception: Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, Hemingway Foundation/ PEN Award (2000)

    Summary: A book collection of nine stories about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the “New World.”

    Title: East, West
    Author: Salman Rushdie

    Summary: Rushdie's collection of nine highly postmodern stories probes the differences and connections between East and West, celebrating the hybrid nature of contemporary identity.

    Title: Jasmine (1989)
    Author: Bharati Mukherjee

    Summary: Jasmine is set in the present about a young Indian woman in the United States who, trying to adapt to the American way of life in order to be able to survive, changes identities several times.

    Title: The Joy Luck Club (1989)
    Author: Amy Tan

    Summary: The Joy Luck Club consists of sixteen interlocking stories about the lives of four Chinese immigrant women and their four American-born daughters.

    Title: Polite Lies: On Being a Woman Caught Between Cultures (1999)
    Author: Kyoko Mori

    Summary: Twelve essays by a Japanese-American writer about being caught between past and present, old country and new. From her unhappy childhood in Japan, weighted by a troubled family and a constricting culture, to the American Midwest, where she found herself free to speak as a strong-minded independent woman, though still an outsider, Mori explores the different codes of silence, deference, and expression that govern Japanese and American women's lives: the ties that bind us to family and the lies that keep us apart; the rituals of mourning that give us the courage to accept death; the images of the body that make sex seem foreign to Japanese women and second nature to Americans.

    Title: Disappearing Moon Café
    Author: Sky Lee Reception: City of Vancouver Book Award, nominated for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Award

    Summary: Sometimes funny, sometimes scandalous, always compelling, this extraordinary first novel chronicles the women of the Wong family from frontier railroad camps to modern-day Vancouver. As past sins and inborn strengths are passed on from mother to daughter to granddaughter, each generation confronts, in its own way, the same problems -- isolation, racism, and the clash of cultures. Moving effortlessly between past and present, between North America and China, Sky Lee weaves fiction and historical fact into a memorable and moving picture of a people's struggle for identity.

  • Title: A Good Fall (2009)
    Author: Ha Jin

    Summary: In his first book of stories since The Bridegroom, National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America. A lonely composer takes comfort in the antics of his girlfriend's parakeet; young children decide to change their names so they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will hurt their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student. All of Ha Jin's characters struggle to remain loyal to their homeland and its traditions while also exploring the freedom that life in a new country offers.

    Title: Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories (1998)
    Author: Hisaye Yamamoto

    Summary: Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories brings together fifteen stories that span Hisaye Yamamoto's forty-year career. It was her first book to be published in the United States. Yamamoto's themes include the cultural conflicts between the first generation, the Issei and their children, the Nisei; coping with prejudice; and the World War II internment of Japanese Americans.

    Title: Dark Blue Suit: And Other Stories (1997)
    Author: Peter Bacho

    Summary: Recounted in twelve powerful stories by award-winning novelist Peter Bacho. Set in Seattle from the 1950s to the present, Dark Blue Suit depicts the lives of two groups: Filipino immigrant pioneers, the Manong generation who arrived on the Pacific Coast during the 1920s and 1930s, and their American-born children. Although narrated as fiction, the stories – their landmarks, activities, settings, and events – are grounded in historical fact.

    Title: Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, Plays, and Memoir (1994)
    Author: Wakako Yamauchi, Garrett Kaoru Hongo

    Summary: Songs My Mother Taught Me is the first collection of literature by this mature and accomplished writer. In her eloquent prose, Yamauchi, a Nisei (second-generation Japanese American)
    illuminates the neglected social and emotional history of two generations of Japanese in the United States, recalling the harsh lives of rural immigrants, tenant farmers, and itinerant laborers. Informed by her own family history, her stories and plays recreate the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans and their postwar return to urban centers. She captures their ambivalent longings for the prewar family and culture of Japan.

    Title: Phoenix Eyes and Other Stories Author: Russell Leong

    Summary: Russell Charles Leong shows an astonishing range in this new collection of stories. From struggling war refugees to monks, intellectuals to sex workers, his characters are both linked and separated by their experiences as modern Asians and Asian Americans
  • Man from The Great Migration (2011)
    Author: Eloise Greenfield

    Saying goodbye to the land puts a pain on my heart. I stand here looking at the green growing all around me, and I am sad. But I keep hearing about this better life waiting for me, hundreds of miles away, and I know I’ve got to go. Hope my old car can make it that far

    Girl and Boy from The Great Migration (2011)
    Author: Eloise Greenfield

    I almost cried, having to tell my friends goodbye. But tomorrow, I’ll get to hug my daddy when I get off the train up North. Mama says he found a job and a place for us to live. Up North I wonder what it’s like. Anyway, as long as Mama and Daddy are there, I know I’m going to be happy.

    Out-Migration from Legal Studies Forum, Vol. 28, Issue 1/2, 2004. Author: Joseph W. Caldwell

    Rust streaks on the tin roof like tree rings tell this farmhouse’s age. Swing chains chime behind morning glory on the porch. Sun slants through a glassless window on hay bales stacked in the dining room. When farmers first settled here, cleared bottom land gave all they needed. Now young men pull away in pickups, Seeking jobs in sprawling Carolina towns, and a curtain of dust trailing behind settles on sumac leaves.

    Author: Langston Hughes

    Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
    A Dream Deferred
    What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raising in the sun? Or fester like a sore - And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over - Like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sages Like a heavy load. Or does it explode?
    This website is based on true events of Chinese immigrants when they carved poetry into the walls while being detained from racial Exclusion laws in the early 20th century.

    Cantonese Rhymes from San Francisco Chinatown (1987)
    Author: Marlon K. Hom (Ed.)
    Though I’ve journey to the very ends of the earth, I cannot forget my ancestral home. The traveler, in the still of night, thinks of his family, Tossing and turning, thoughts whirling, asleep, awake. In my dreams, my soul flies Back to the village. Fields and gardens seem barren and abandoned. O, why didn’t I go home? Why don’t I go home?

    The Sullen Shapes of Poems (1991)
    in Many-Mouthed Birds: Contemporary Writing by Chinese Canadians Author: Lucy Ng

    It must have been a relief after Hong Kong and Trinidad (mere islands)
    to find yourself in the wide expanse called Canada: British Columbia, thick fir trees, mountains solid as the back of your hand. You could buy a house, a piece of land, plant yourself firmly in the North American soil. Sometimes you even forgot this was the second mainland you called home.

    To My Father (1995)
    in Two Shores: Poems = Deux Rivers: Poèmes Author: Thuong Vuong-Riddick

    Looking back over these years I See that we went from one continent to another. One after the other, the eight children with our mother and A-Na. -------- I went west, far, farther, looking straight ahead, not looking back until one day I arrived in front of this ocean, the Pacific.
    I stand on the beach and the country I left behind is there in front of me.

    How Feel I Do? (1991)
    in Many-Mouthed Birds: Contemporary Writing by Chinese Canadians Author: Jim Wong-Chu
    Your eyes plead approval Of each uttered word And even my warmest smile Cannot dispel the shamed muscles From your face Let me be honest With you To tell the truth I feel very much at home In your embarrassment Don't be afraid Like you I too was mired in another language And I gladly surrendered it For English You too In time Will lose your mother's tongue And speak At least as fluently As me Now tell me How do you feel?

    Sansei (1996)
    Author: Sally Ito

    I am at my Teacher’s house for my first calligraphy lesson. Grandmother has given me her old brush and her old inkstone and a blessing from her faraway Japan lips.

    Me (1990)
    Author: Lakshmi Gill

    My black hair is a dark beast’s mane framing a face etched in rain (I defy your expectation No, not pain, yes, rain)
    It washes away the expression; Aha! She’s Asian!