in every cultural system. It affects the construction of local and national identity. Hong Kong, a multicultural city where the West meets East, Cantonese meets English and Putonghua, had a great story to tell. In this essay I am going explain how Hong Kong’s political issues and government’s policies affected the use of English, Cantonese and Putonghua, and the views of Hongkongers towards these languages. The relationship between language and identity would also be the topic to be discussed.
actions, gesture, body movements which is known as the body language etc) of cultural expression do exist. Language, through expressions can give shape to various thoughts and ideas. In order to understand the culture of a society and the cultural history of a society, the understanding of the language of that society and that of its preceding generations is a prime requirement on the part of the researchers. Scholars have to satisfy themselves with the historic records and the archaeological materials
6 to 65 in Hong Kong have reported themselves as native Cantonese speakers. However, Cantonese is merely referred to as a regional dialect “with no standardized written form” (Ng, 2009: xxi) while both Chinese and English are currently deemed as the official languages of Hong Kong. The language system in this metropolitan city is somehow complicated because of its colonial background. In the following sections, Hong Kong’s colonial history will be discussed in detail and how this colonial background
was not willing to accept my interview before I said this is homework. The reason of this is that he was told that Hong Kong people feel hatred about mainland Chinese by his friend before this visit. He spoke fluent Putonghua but halting Cantonese so I conducted the interview in Putonghua. I first listed out the improper behaviour that mainland Chinese will do when visiting Hong Kong such as jumping the queue, not following the traffic lights, peeing in public etc. And asked if he had done them before
reservation agent will take 2 days. The first day At 9 o’clock arrival of the new employees and they are greeting by the human resource development, in a meeting room. 9:00 to 10:00, the hotel standards will be explain such as values, visions and history moreover a review of the policies and procedures of the establishments will be explained such as in case of fire what is the procedure and also the expectation of the hotel from the employees. 10:00 to 11:00 the HR development will explain where to
personal development. In academic aspect, both schools emphasize the development of knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as the application of knowledge rather than simply recall it. The development of dual language proficiency in English and Putonghua is also the mission of these two international schools. Lastly, both schools stress on students' development of self-esteem, confidence, independence and creativity. All these aims are more or less similar to those of local schools. However,
later stalled in progress throughout its history. Culture is the end statement of a people’s identity. According to Merriam-Webster it is a way of thinking, behaving or working that exists in a place or organization (Dictionary). In this paper, we will not be discussing about a place or organization, but instead of a country rich in culture. My discussion will be about the country of China’s history, economy, weather, terrain and people. A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINA The Dynasties of the Regions.