Prof. Kwok-kan TAM
Kwok-kan Tam is currently Chair Professor and Dean of Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University of Hong Kong and formerly Professor of English at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1984. He has published extensively on English, comparative literature, drama, film, gender and postcolonial studies. Among his many books are Englishization in Asia: Language and Cultural Issues (Open University of Hong Kong Press, 2009), English and Globalization: Perspectives from Hong Kong and Mainland China (Chinese University Press, 2004), Anglophone Cultures in Southeast Asia (Heidelberg University Press C. Winter, 2003), Sights of Contestation: Localism, Globalism and Cultural Production in Asia and the Pacific (Chinese University Press, 2002, and Shakespeare Global/Local: The Hong Kong Imaginary in Transcultural Production (Peter Lang, 2002), Soul of Chaos: Critical Perspectives on Gao Xingjain (Chinese University Press, 2001), The Politics of Subject Construction in Modern Chinese Literature (Oxford University Press, 2000), and New Chinese Cinema (Oxford University Press, 1998). His new edited volume Gender, Discourse and the Self in Literature: Issues in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong is forthcoming from the Chinese University Press.
New Englishes refer the emergence of new varieties as a result of language mix. The phenomenon can be found in most Southeast Asia countries which advocate for the use of English for postcolonial identity building. In this talk, examples will be drawn from Singapore/Malaysian/Hong Kong English to illuminate on how the new deviant form is used as a strategy to shed its colonial past in search of new cultural identities and meanings.
星期三, 十二月 2, 2009 - 14:00 to 15:30
主辦單位 ｜ 國立中興大學人文與社會科學研究中心