新馬、香港辦公室與馬來西亞社運界、知識界交流 A conversation with Malaysian intellectuals and social movement circles

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為打開馬來西亞和香港知識界的對話和交流空間,“亞洲現代思想”計劃(Modern Asian Thought, 簡稱MAT)新馬辦公室成員魏月萍、陳丁輝及助理馬薇莉於7月6 至8日,聯同香港辦公室成員陳清僑、羅永生、葉蔭聰、余攸英及助理梁小島,前往馬來西亞首都吉隆坡和公民團體及民間研究機構等交流。

In order to promote dialogue and interactive space among Malaysian and Hong Kong intellectuals, on July 6th to 8th, Singapore and Malaysia Office of Modern Asian Thought Project (MAT Project, for short) members NGOI Guat Peng, Tan Teng Phee, assistant MAH Wei Li, together with Hong Kong Office members CHAN Ching-kiu, LAW Wing-sang, Ip Iam-chong, Grace Yee and assistant LIANG Xiaodao, went to Kuala Lumpur, Capital of Malaysia and exchanged ideas with citizen groups and civil research institutions there.

在7月6日晚上,MAT新馬辦公室和吉隆坡暨雪蘭莪中華大會堂、以及當今大馬聯辦“香港社運和民粹主義論述”公開講座,由羅永生和葉蔭聰主講,約有70人出席。在聽眾交流環節,不少年輕朋友紛紛針對香港的主體、身份認同、中港關係以及後殖民等問題提出看法。講座從晚上8點開始,至10點25分才結束。

On the evening of July 6th, a public lecture themed “Social Movement & Populist Exposition in Hong Kong” was jointly held by Singapore and Malaysia Office of MAT Project, the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall and Malaysiakini. The lecture, with LAW Wing-sang and Ip Iam-chong as speakers, attracted about 70 audiences to attend. In the section of audience interaction, quite a number of youngsters shared their opinions on Hong Kong’s mainstay, identity, HK-mainland relationship as well as post-colonial issues, etc. The lecture started from 8:00PM and lasted till 10:25PM.
主持人陳亞才先生在會後於臉書留言:“‘亞洲現代思想計劃’和亞際書院的成立,正合時宜,因為當今大勢,國際間的互動和沖擊更加明顯和直接,個別國家的經驗對彼此具有參照作用。”評論人古燕秋也在7月11日《東方日報》發表《參照香港社會經驗》一文,針對葉蔭聰在講座中提出“好的政治”以及“共同體與統治機器的關係”,置於馬來西亞的脈絡並加以反思。

Mr. Tang Ah Chai, host of the lecture, later remarked on Facebook, “Establishing of Modern Asian Thought Project and Inter-Asia School is well-timed in the sense that international interaction and impact have become more obvious and direct under the current trend and that experiences of individual countries can serve as references to one another.” Besides, commentator Foo Yen Chew published an article titled “Referring to Hong Kong Social Experiences” in Oriental Daily on July 11th. In the article, Foo reviewed such concepts as “good politics” and “relationship between communities and ruling machines” mentioned in Ip Iam-chong’s speech, put them under the context of Malaysia, and made corresponding reflections.
此行吉隆坡參訪,不只是藉由舉辦講座,讓大家了解亞際書院和“亞洲現代思想”計劃,也冀能推進對馬來西亞知識狀況的理解。最實質的收獲,是和華社研究中心(簡稱華研)建立聯繫和理解,雙方針對各自的研究規劃作出詳細說明,兩個辦公室也藉此探詢和華研合作研究項目,或合辦工作坊的可能性,獲得了良好的回應。華研副主任詹緣端十分認同亞際書院和“亞洲現代思想”計劃的理念,尤其提及知識生產不應忽略社會教育,同時也詢問彼此可能合作的模式。因此,兩個辦公室在這之後,將仔細考慮可展開的合作項目,進行更詳細的規劃。華研目前重點研究項目除了華人會館、地方史研究以外,也在處理華人史料數碼化的工作。近期華研獲得馬來西亞編纂辭典老前輩楊貴誼的贈書,設立了楊貴誼特藏室,除了不少辭書以外,其中不少土生華人的中國文學譯著。

The visit to Kuala Lumpur not only aims at getting across Inter-Asia School and Modern Asian Thought Project by means of holding lectures, but also carries our hope of boosting understanding of Malaysian knowledge conditions. The most substantial gain of this visit is that we have established contact and understanding with Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies (CMCS for short). Both sides have elaborated respective research planning. In addition, Singapore-Malaysia & Hong Kong Offices have also inquired and explored the possibility of making cooperative research projects or joint workshops with CMCS, gaining sound responses. Chiam Yan Tuan, Deputy Director of CMCS, quite agrees on ideas of Inter-Asia School and Modern Asian Thought Project; he especially mentioned that one shouldn’t ignore social education in knowledge production and also asked for the possible cooperation models between each other. Hence, the two offices would hereafter make careful consideration of workable collaborative projects and make more detailed planning. Aside from Chinese associations and local history researches, CMCS also deals with the digitization of Chinese historical materials as its current key research project. Recently, CMCS has obtained book donations from Yang Quee Yee, senior dictionary compiler in Malaysia, and set up Koleksi Khas Yang Quee Yee, in which quite a lot of dictionaries, as well as Chinese literature translations of Peranakas, have been stored.

“香港社運和民粹主義論述”講座現場 Live lecture “Social Movement & Populist Exposition in Hong Kong”

“香港社運和民粹主義論述”講座現場
Live lecture “Social Movement & Populist Exposition in Hong Kong”

在華社研究中心交流 Exchanging ideas at Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies (CMCS)

在華社研究中心交流
Exchanging ideas at Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies (CMCS)

贈送亞際書院出版《後/殖民知識狀況──亞洲當代思想讀本》給華研 Presenting to CMCS Post / Colonial Conditions of Knowledge: A Contemporary Asian Thought Reader published by IAS

贈送亞際書院出版《後/殖民知識狀況──亞洲當代思想讀本》給華研
Presenting to CMCS Post / Colonial Conditions of Knowledge: A Contemporary Asian Thought Reader published by IAS

在吉隆坡獨立廣場前合影 Group photo before the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) in KL

在吉隆坡獨立廣場前合影
Group photo before the Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) in KL

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