Neighbors: A Discussion of Regional Clichés & Impressions

We sometimes hear regional clichés or impressions in our daily life. Some of them may even make us feel uncomfortable. In a metropolis with huge diversity, we inevitably, more or less, face the situations when we are represented by the region where we come from. Some of these regional stereotypes could make us impressive, but some of them make us uncomfortable. Meanwhile, regional stereotypes portrayed in media could be exaggerated, which, on the one hand, make us get to know those regions better, but, on the other hand, could provoke stereotyped impression toward the people from that region.
How do we understand the root of regional stereotypes? What could be the consequences of regional stereotypes?

On Wednesday, November 29, join us in an discussion at C. K. Choi Building to exchange your views. We hope to promote understanding as well as critical thinking through sharing and listening to personal stories that shaped who we are today.

*The event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided.
**We encourage you to use the language you are most comfortable with. We will provide translation in the event.

About UBC Hua Dialogue

Established in 2014, UBC Hua Dialogue is a student-led platform for discussions of social, cultural and political issues related to the Hua-communities. Our value is “listen, share, respect” and we welcome students of all background and identities to join us.

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“xx地的人嘴好爛,xx地的人太精明,xx地的人喜歡偷xx。”

生活中,我們時常會聽到關於地域標簽,甚至是上升到地域攻擊的話語。在充滿多元化的大都市中,被自己的家鄉或多或少的代表仿佛變成了一種常態。有的地域標簽能夠讓你更容易被對方記住,有的地域標簽則可能會給你帶來一些不安。同時,傳媒和戲劇有時也會對地域標簽進行戲劇性的放大。這種藝術手法在讓我們了解某一地區文化的同時,也容易讓我們對一些地區的人造成一些刻板印象。
如何理解地域標簽的根源?如何讓地域標簽成為增進不同地域間個體之間的紐帶,而不是隔閡?
地域標簽又給你帶來過什麼意想不到的收獲?是驚喜還是煩惱呢?
來UBC Hua Dialogue 對話,創造對話的可能性吧!在這個用國語/英語/粵語/其他讓你最舒服的語言交流的平臺,希望我們青年一代可以探索更多,敞開心懷,獨立思考,發出自己的聲音。
11月29日,在老地方C. K. Choi Building,我們不見不散。
活動免費,敬備點心。

【活動形式】
活動將以小組討論+大組討論的形式進行。你不需要準備任何發言,我們鼓勵你將自己的經歷和對「華人」這一概念的思考結合起來,與大家在相互尊重的基礎上交流想法。你可以使用你最熟悉的語言(國/普、粵、英)進行分享,我們將提供翻譯。兩組討論之間將有茶敘時間。

【關於對話】
UBC對話成立於2014年,是一個完全由學生主導的社團。無論你是來自陸、港、澳、臺、加、東南亞或是其他國家或地區,也無論你的身份認同為何,只要你對分享或傾聽有關「華人」話題的討論有興趣,我們都歡迎你來參與我們的活動,並在活動中和來自不同背景的朋友建立友誼,擦出思想的火花。

對話主頁:https://www.facebook.com/ubcdialogue