RSVP: Panel "How Do You Identify? Preserving Cantonese Identity through Language, Culture, and Heritage"
๐ƒ๐€๐“๐„ ๐€๐๐ƒ ๐“๐ˆ๐Œ๐„: ๐Œ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ—๐๐Œ ๐„๐“ || ย ๐Œ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ”๐๐Œ ๐๐“ || ๐Œ๐€๐˜ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ—๐€๐Œ ๐‡๐Š๐“

In this online panel discussion, we will explore Cantonese identities through language, culture, and heritage. We would like to explore such questions as โ€œWhat does Cantonese identity mean to you?โ€, ย โ€œWhat is your connection to the Cantonese language and culture?โ€, and โ€œHow do we preserve Cantonese as a language, culture, and heritage?โ€ Our panel consists of people with various backgrounds, listed down below, in Cantonese who will bring various perspectives to the discussion. This is a partnered event from the Hong Kong Affairs Association of Berkeley, Save Cantonese at Stanford University, and Save Cantonese at City College at San Francisco.

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Panelists include: Andrew Chan, Brittany Chan, Felix Liang, Laurel Chor, Professor Dana Scott Bourgerie, Sunny Cheung

๐€๐ง๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ ๐‹๐จ๐ค ๐‡๐š๐ง๐  ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง is the founder of ๆธฏ่ชžๅญธ (Societas Linguistica Hongkongensis), a non-government organization thriving to protect the status and heritage of Cantonese. He researched the status of Cantonese within Hong Kongโ€™s education system for a decade and initiated a variety of Cantonese cultural campaigns. He is also a Chinese teacher, a second-generation traditional herbal scientist, and a curator.
๐๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ฒ ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง is a Canadian-born content creator who explores her heritage language and culture on her Youtube channel. She hopes to inspire other Cantonese heritage speakers to reconnect with their roots and improve their Cantonese through fun and engaging content.
๐…๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ฑ ๐‹๐ข๐š๐ง๐  was born in Guangzhou, and is a recent material science undergraduate student from UC Berkeley. He is a third-generation immigrant to Guangzhou and a first-generation immigrant to the US, with himself and his family being native Cantonese speakers. He spent his first 18 years in Guangzhou before he moved to the US for college. In his senior year of high school, he started to be concerned about the preservation of Cantonese language and culture in Guangzhou and more. Since then, he developed interests in and thus paid closer attention to various aspects of Cantonese, e.g. Cantopop music, linguistics and phonology of Cantonese, written Cantonese, and its preservation, etc. From 2020-2021, he was a researcher in the โ€œCantonese Linguistics Data Collection and Applied Researchโ€ program at South China University of Technology in Guangzhou where he proofread Cantonese linguistic data.
๐‹๐š๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ซ is an Emmy-nominated freelance journalist, photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Explorer from Hong Kong. She has reported from more than 20 countries, having worked with the New York Times, National Geographic, Getty, Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, ย NBC News, the South China Morning Post, the Guardian, the Washington Post, and more. She regularly makes guest appearances on TV and radio. Previously, Chor was the Asia reporter and producer for VICE News Tonight on HBO, covering news, culture and politics across the region: from the Rohingya refugee crisis to the Chinese social credit system, from the assassination of Kim Jong Unโ€™s half-brother to Chinese "boy" bands.
๐๐ซ๐จ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐ซ ๐ƒ๐š๐ง๐š ๐’๐œ๐จ๐ญ๐ญ ๐๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž (็™ฝๅ‚‘็†) is a Professor of Chinese and Linguistics in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at Brigham Young University. He earned his Ph.D in East Asian Languages from The Ohio State University. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a visiting lecturer at City University of Hong Kong, and a visiting professor at Paรฑรฑฤsฤstra University of Cambodia. He was also an honorary professor in the Overseas Education College at Nanjing University. Bourgerie's research interests are in sociolinguistics, Chinese language varieties (including Yue and Hakka), and language acquisition. He is currently researching the language of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia and non-standard varieties of Chinese. Professor Bourgerie is a past president of the Chinese Language Teachers Association and is the founding director of the Cantonese Language Association. He is currently the editor of the journal Chinese as a Second Language and directs the Cambodian Oral History Project.
๐’๐ฎ๐ง๐ง๐ฒ ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐Š๐ฐ๐š๐ง-๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐  ๅผตๅด‘้™ฝ is an advisor for Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC) and a co-founder and the chief editor of Flow HK, a Hong Kong diasporic magazine. He is the former spokesman for the Hong Kong Higher Institutions International Affairs Delegation (HKIAD) as the representative of the students union council of the University of Hong Kong. He is a current graduate student at John Hopkins University.
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