The New Hong Kong Chinese Diaspora and the Cultural and Educational Future for Hong Kongers in Scotland and the UK

  • Lee, Gregory (Participant)
  • Mantong Amanda Zhang (Participant)

Impact: Cultural, Creative Impact, Public Policy Impact, Educational Impact (Beyond St Andrews), Social Impact

Description of impact

A series of workshops and interventions aimed at (i) sharing knowledge about Chinese languages and their specificities, in particular Cantonese, (ii) gaining feedback from rcent BN(O) visa immigrants to Scotland, and (ii) the dissemination of UK-produced Hong Kong literature.

Who is affected

Hong Kong mogrants, Hong Kong writers in the UK, policy-makers, local government officials, and educators in Scotland.

Narrative

The UK government's BN(O) visa scheme for up to 3 million eligible Hong Kongers (around 140,000 arrivals as of end January 2023) has drawn attention to the Hong Kong community in the UK, its needs, and its future desires. It has also highlighted the lack of knowledge in the majority community about the specificity of Hong Kongers, their language and their culture. The Department of Chinese Studies has organized events, and members have participated in outside events aimed at spreading knowledge and collecting feedback from newly arrived Hong Kongers as to the long-term hopes and wishes in terms of educational opportunities.
Impact statusOpen
Category of impactCultural, Creative Impact, Public Policy Impact, Educational Impact (Beyond St Andrews), Social Impact

Keywords

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Chinese
  • Cantonese
  • culture
  • education