Decolonizing my Hong Kong Identity as a Settler in Canada: An Expressive Arts-based Inquiry

  • Gracelynn Chung-yan Lau Queen’s University, Canada
Keywords: settler colonialism, decolonize identity, expressive arts-based inquiry, Indigenous-settler relations, cultural healing

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Creative Arts Educ Ther (2020) 6(2):153–170 DOI: 10.15212/CAET/2020/6/22

Decolonizing my Hong Kong Identity as a Settler in Canada: An Expressive Arts-based Inquiry

表達藝術本位研究: 從加拿大遷佔者到香港去殖民化身份認同

Abstract

This paper documents an intermodel arts-based inquiry through engaging in expressive arts therapy. The author responded to reflexive questions: Who am I as a Hong Kong Chinese Canadian in the indigenous-colonial context of the 21st century? How can I carry my own decolonization through the arts? Carried out in Hong Kong and Ontario, Canada, this inquiry explored indigeneity, settler colonialism, personal and collective history, and family memories.

Keywords: settler colonialism, decolonize identity, expressive arts-based inquiry, Indigenous-settler relations, cultural healing

摘要

作者以表達藝術治療的方法論進行藝術本位研究 (art-based inquiry),探討自身作為加拿大遷佔者(settler) 與香港去殖民化的身份認同,在「原住民 – 殖民者」(indigenous-colonial) 的脈絡下反思加拿大香港移民身份,探討如何透過表達藝術治療深化去殖民化的身份認同。本文記錄作者在香港及加拿安大略省為期三個月的藝術本位研究過程,思考原住民性、遷佔殖民主義、個人與集體歷史,以及家族記憶。

關鍵詞:遷佔殖民主義,身份去殖民化,表達藝術本位研究,原住民—遷佔者關係,文化療癒

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2021-02-01
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Lau, G. (2021). Decolonizing my Hong Kong Identity as a Settler in Canada: An Expressive Arts-based Inquiry. Creative Arts in Education and Therapy (CAET), Pages 153-. Retrieved from https://caet.inspirees.com/caetojsjournals/index.php/caet/article/view/255
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