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Flags and Multiple Identities: Being Chinese in Hong Kong— Ho Chi-kwan
Through an exploration of personal history and narrative, this piece conveys some of the complex themes that contribute to the construction of Chinese Hong Kong identity. Poignant imagery invites readers to consider the question: ‘What does it mean to be Chinese in Hong Kong?’
Reconstructing Life Journeys: Group Work with Young Women Who Experience Mental Illness— Little Lit Siu-wai
This article describes creative work with a group of young women who have been suffering from mental illness for several years. The work conveyed here builds upon the metaphor of a journey of life (see McPhie & Chaffey 1998) and adapts this to a Hong Kong context.
Hong Kong – The Place That Shapes My Identity— Little Lit Siu-wai
Through an exploration of family history this piece invites the reader to consider the complexities of identity faced by the people of Hong Kong.
Overcoming Craving: The Use of Narrative Practices in Breaking Drug Habits— Har Man-kwong
This paper describes the use of narrative practices in working with young people who wish to revise their relationship with substance use. It describes the use of the metaphor of the migration of identity and externalising conversations, and explores issues related to Hong Kong culture.
Responding to Child Abuse: Confucianism, Colonisation, Post-structuralism— Angela Tsun On-kee
Post-modern and post-structuralist ideas encourage us to ask questions such as: What is reality? What is objectivity? Who decides the objective criteria? Whose perspectives are informing what we believe to be the truth? How are our identities constructed? This piece describes how these questions have informed the author’s therapy and social work practice with a particular emphasis on understanding and responding to child abuse in Hong Kong.
The Roads of Hong Kong – Where Are You Taking Me?— Ting Wai-fong
Through the imagery of roads and the metaphor of a journey, this piece invites the reader to consider the complexities of Hong Kong history and how they shape identity.
Lily— Ho Chi-kwan
This paper describes conversations with Lily, a twelve year-old girl, about the ways in which she is living with diabetes. It particularly explores Lily’s skills in navigating who to tell about her diabetes and how to ensure that they are trustworthy.
Young People and the Creation of Culture— Victor Wong Cheong-wing
As practitioners, considerations of culture are vital to understanding how people’s identities are constructed and shaped, and how meanings are given to certain actions. What is more, how we conceptualise culture has very real implications for policy and for practice. This short piece describes the importance of recognising the active part that young people in Hong Kong are making to the creation of culture.