Newsletter No. 316

第 316 期 2008 年 4 月 19 日 No. 316 19 April 2008 第三一六期 二零零八年四月十九日 No. 316 19 April 2008 提 起全球化,你会想起什么? 跨国公司向全球精英招 手?还是汤马斯˙佛里曼在《世界 是平的》提到的企业将生产线外判 至不同地区?今年踏入第15届的新 亚书院耶鲁大学交流计划,以「全 球化及社会身分认同」为主题。一 群新亚书院学生及员工作东道主, 带领八位于三月来港交流的耶鲁大 学学生,透过讲座、研讨会、参观 廉政公署、以及跟立法会议员陈方 安生会面,探索全球化的意义。他 们还深入尖沙嘴重庆大厦,体会具 香港特色的另类全球化活动。 这交流计划由1993年起举办,旨在 促进港美学生交流。每年两校各挑 选八位学生,就该年特定之主题, 拟定研究项目,然后,在两轮为期 各两周的互访活动中,报告研究成 果。 交流计划多年来均反应热烈,平均十 位新亚学生竞逐一个名额。入选者由于 长期并肩作战,准备研究资料,筹备接 待工作,很多已成莫逆之交。今年,不 少此计划的新亚过来人出席支持欢迎 耶鲁生的晚会,并趁机与师友团聚,可 见这计划为他们的大学生活留下了美 好回忆。 W hat comes to mind at the mention of globalization? An international enterprise recruiting talent from all over the world? Or, as described in Thomas L. Friedman’s book The World is Flat , companies outsourcing their manufacturing processes to different regions? ‘Globalization and Social Identity’ was the topic explored in the 15th New Asia College Yale University Student Exchange Programme. Eight NA participants and the College staff played host to eight Yale students in March. Through talks, a symposium, a visit to the ICAC, and a chat with legislator Mrs. Anson Chan, the students sought to find the meaning and impact of globalization. They also experienced globalization from the ground up in a visit to the famous, or some would say, infamous Chungking Mansions in Tsim Sha Tsui. 细味本地例子:重庆大厦 Chungking Mansions a Vivid Local Example 位于闹巿的重庆大厦由五座双连大厦组 成,楼高十七层,曾获美国《时代》杂 志选为「亚洲最能体现全球一体化的例 子」,亦是这次交流计划的一站。 大厦地面及二楼为商场,挤满售卖手 表、衣服、小食及冒牌手机等小店, 还有不少外汇兑换店,方便各国货币 的频密流通。其上多是廉价宾馆,每 晚约有四千人留宿,估计包括120个国 籍的人士,主要是印度、巴基斯坦等南 亚裔及非洲人;有商人、临时工人、游 客,部分为逾期居留者。他们在这儿聚 居、经商及留连,大家和平共处,互惠 而存。 3月15日,正以重庆大厦的全球化为研 究题材的人类学系麦固敦教授带领十 多位耶鲁和新亚学生到此一游,探索 这个异色纷陈的万花筒,感受一下全 球化的氛围。 Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, Chungking Mansions consist of 17 storeys and five blocks. It was named ‘Best Example of Globalization in Action, The Best of Asia’ by the Times and was chosen as a theme-related destination for the exchange programme. Walking in the arcades of the ground and first floors, you will find small shops selling watches, clothing, food and snacks, as well as fake mobile phones. Money changers are also available to facilitate frequent multinational currency transactions. The building is known for offering some of the cheapest accommodations in Hong Kong. It is home to a population of around 4,000, which comprises 120 different nationalities, particularly Africans and South Asians, such as Indians and Pakistanis. They are traders, temporary workers, and tourists. Some are overstayers. The dwellers mix well with one another and there is harmony in the air. On 15 March, Prof. Gordon Mathews, professor in the Department of Anthropology, CUHK, who has been conducting field research in this building for almost two years, led a dozen Yale and NA students to Chungking Mansions to observe the different faces of globalization. New Asia College and Yale University have been jointly organizing this exchange programme since 1993. Each year, eight selected students from each side are required to conduct theme- related research. The eight NA students pay a two-week visit to Yale and report their findings at a symposium. Likewise, Yale students present their findings at NA. The competitive programme attracts a large number of NA applicants each year. One student is picked from 10 applicants on average. All the participants conduct theme-related research and prepare for the reception together. The welcoming dinner for the Yale delegates this year was also attended by many former participants of the programme. Shazan Jiwa 耶鲁政治科学三年级 Yale Yr 3, Political Science 「参观廉政公署令人眼界大开,到 重庆大厦蹓躂,也让我看到 不同形式的全球化。」 ‘The visit to ICAC was really an eye-opener for me. Hanging out at Chungking Mansions let me witness the different forms globalization can take.’ 叶颕尧 Ip Weng-io Fandy 新亚社会学二年级 NA Yr 2, Sociology 「最难忘是与耶鲁的学生上了我亲戚家中 晚饭,让她体验香港家庭的一般生活, 闲话家常。」 ‘The Yale students’ visit to my relative’s home was memorable. We had dinner together and a nice chat, and she got a taste of local family life’ Aditi Ramakrishnan 耶鲁行为神经科学三年级 Yale Yr 3, Behavioral Neuroscience 「作为国际金融中心,这里处处高楼 林立,却偶尔夹杂古朴的建筑,仿如新 旧交替的时空。」 ‘Hong Kong is a financial hub full of skyscrapers but also with its share of ancient monuments.’ 潘振宇 Poon Chun-yu Jonathan 新亚保险、财务与精算学二年级 NA Yr 2, Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis 「耶鲁大学同学在研讨会发表的研究报告甚 具水准,可见他们花了不少功夫 搜集资料。」 ‘The presentation of Yale students at the symposium was excellent. We could imagine how hard they worked for it.’

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