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“Lingnan Garden” Project

Lingnan Garden” is a special project under Lingnan University. The project is hosted by the Culture and Sustainable Livelihood Cluster under the Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development, and supported by the Cultural Studies Department, and officially launched on 22nd September 2014. Under the leadership of Professor Lau Kin Chi and with support of the University, we have transformed various campus locations into different farming sites, such as wooden planters placed on concrete ground and small  fields ploughed on vacant land and slopes.

Starting from spring 2017 Lingnan Garden has been working with the Office of Service-Learning. In addition to providing an opportunity for students in the Cultural Studies Department to practice farming, Lingnan Garden also provides the

farming produce to the community elderly, for them to prepare food items together with the students. In doing so, the young students and the elderly have the opportunity to work together and exchange. Further, the cooking processes they went through have been noted and collected into recipes.

You may download the healthy recipes from the links below :

Lingnan garden healthy recipes : part one

Lingnan garden healthy recipes : part two

Report

Report of National Dialogue Forum, Alexandria, Egypt, May 2015,<We must stand up for our rights together despite our differences.>

 

Essays on PeaceWomen Project

Chan, S.H. (2011).Beyond War and Men: Reconceptualizing Peace in Relation to the Everyday and Women. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2011, 36(3), 521-532.

Chan, S. H., & Lau, K.C. (2006). 1000 Women and a Dream — negotiating peace and gender politics. Unpublished Manuscript.

Barlow, T. (2011).The Big Words and Our Work: Peace, Women, and the Everyday. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2011, 36(3), 588-601.

Lau, K.C. (2006). Women and peace work rooted in the ordinary – The PeaceWomen Across the Globe project. Unpublished Manuscript.

Lau, K.C. (2011).Action at the Margins. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2011, 36(3), 551-560.

Lau, K.C. (2013). Women and Peace Economics. Unpublished Manuscript.

Sit, T. (2011). Double Task. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 2011, 36(3), 577-588.

 

Videos

A short video filmed by PWAG Indonesia

Books and Movies

There are many aspects to peaceful actions! If you are interested in more detailed information on women, equal participation and peace work, you will find the following publications very useful. All of the books and movies are available via our International Secretariat.

GOOD NEWS – HOW WOMEN AND MEN STOP VIOLENCE AND SAVE THE PLANET

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In November 2013, 36 selected Visionews stories are published as a book by the PWAG Coordinator for Western Europe, Ute Scheub, and the Heinrich Boell Foundation. Good news! counteracts the dominance of bad news in the media and provides numerous examples of positive change from all over the world. The reports describe courageous women and men who have been able to motivate and inspire other people – good news for everyone!

You can order the book on the website of the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation or download it from visionews.net.

1000 PEACEWOMEN ACROSS THE GLOBE

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This book deals with the work of the 1000 PeaceWomen. It features in photographs and profile texts every single woman and gives an insight into life and work of PeaceWomen in 150 countries round the world. The book was published in English by Kontrast-Verlag, Zurich, in 2005. The book was honoured by the Swiss Federal Office of Culture as one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2005.

2208 pages, hardcover, 19 x 12,5 cm
800 black-and-white photographs
Price: CHF 40.– (plus shipping charges)

 

Documentaries

 

1000 WOMEN AND A DREAM

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The documentary film shows how the idea to nominate 1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize developed into a global project and features engaged PeaceWomen and their moving stories.

Length: 55 min. The film is available in English, German and Arabic and can be ordered as a DVD from Offroad Reports: www.offroadreports.ch
Price: CHF 48.–/ Euro ca. 32.– (plus packaging and shipping charges)

Greening the Mu Us Desert Mountains (36 Minutes) 2011-12

Available with subtitles in Chinese, English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Turkish, Korean. Portuguese

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/11/

English

25 years ago, Yin Yuzhen was married into the vast, desolate desert in Inner Mongolia. In order to survive, she started to plant trees in the desert. She was thrilled when initially 1 to 2 trees survived, then dozens, then hundreds. Up to now, she and her husband have planted more than 5000 hectares of trees.

She has chosen to bind her destiny intimately to the desert. From an ordinary rural woman to the CEO of a company for greening the desert, Yin is changing herself at the same time when she changes the desert. What remains unchanged is her dream, her dream to expand the green in the desert.

Producers: Lau Kin Chi, Dai Jinhua, Zhao Ling, Lam Tsz Man

Director: Kou Yanding

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

 

The Path to the Mountains(39 Minutes) 2011-12

Available with subtitles in Chinese, English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Turkish

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/10/

English

Producers: Lau Kin Chi, Dai Jinhua, Zhao Ling, Lam Tsz Man

Director: Kou Yanding

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

English

This documentary presents the endeavor of Chinese PeaceWoman CHENG Wei who gave up her comfortable life as a teacher in Beijing to return, at the turn of the millennium, to a remote mountain region in Shanxi Province where she had been during the Cultural Revolution, to help the local villagers in building roads, getting electricity and water, and sending children to school.

 

 

The Journey of Peace: Knowledge Exchange and Action of PeaceWomen from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan (85 mins) 2010-12

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/9/

The film shows the relationship between knowledge and peace by demonstrating how PeaceWomen from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan exchange their knowledge of environmental protection, organic farming, urban and rural interactions, community building and food processing in different journeys and encounters.

Producers: Chan Shun Hing

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

My Drum, My Song: the Community Music of Yongxin Women Peace Drum Troupe (76 mins) 2011-2

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/8/

In a beautiful Hakka village in Jiangxi province, a time forgotten singing and music tradition is being revived through the practice of a women’s drum troupe. This inspiring process shows us the possibility of tradition in these modern days and the effect of music on community building and personal growth of women.

Producers: Cheng Kin Yip, Chan Wai Fong

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Happy Community Kitchen (48 mins) 2011-2

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/7/

The PeaceWomen from Hong Kong organized the event “Happy [email protected] Community” in Tuen Mun and the demolished Choi Yuen Village. Other than cooking “meals with names” for the participants, the event has also brought to life the people, land, passion, and community network behind food.

Producers: Chan Shun Hing

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Pasture Beneath the Fruit Trees: the Ecological Story of Lijiazhuang Village, Fenyang, Shanxi (24 mins) 2011-3

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/6/

The PeaceWomen from Lijiazhuang Village, Shanxi decided to gradually use bio-liquid to substitute pesticide and to use pasture to improve production in their fruit growing process. After two years’ experiment, villagers were inspired by the success and saw the possibilities of organic farming and its significance in ecology.

Producers: Chan Wai Fong

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Paradise on Earth (20 mins) 2011-3

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/5/

Guangming Village of Mengsong in Xishuang Banna, Yunnan Province is a paradise on earth. But under the mainstream profit-oriented economic development, the nature and livelihoods of villagers are under serious threats. The PeaceWomen there tried different means to protect the environment and keep their life intact and sustainable, including looking for alternative markets for their organic tea.

Producers: Zhao Qun, Luo Yan, You Nei, Fa Nei

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Strength that grows from everyday life: women’s peace action (42 mins) 2011-8

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/4/

The peace actions of women are rooted in their everyday life where they gain their strength for actions too. The result of their actions also has an effect on life. It’s a cycle that never stops, just like the eco-farming, the urban-rural interaction and the community building work that they do. The three stories included here demonstrate our reflection on the issue of peace and gender.

Producers: Chan Shun Hin, Chan Wai Fong

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Profiles of Chinese PeaceWomen (27mins) 2009

Available with subtitles in Chinese and English

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/3/

An introduction of the PeaceWomen project in China.

Producers: Pan Yong

Director: Kou Yanding

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Making possible the impossible (53 mins) 2007-5

Available with subtitles in Chinese, English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Korean

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/2/

English

Through 4 PeaceWomen in Hong Kong, this documentary focuses on the violence in body, mind, spirit and system-even in the seemingly peaceful Hong Kong, and how they face all these different kinds of violence and make their own contribution in daily life.

Producers: Lau Kin Chi, Dai Jinhua, Chan Shun Hin

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

Let the World See (45 mins) 2007-5

Available with subtitles in Chinese, English, Arabic, German, Portuguse, Spanish, French, Korean, Russian

http://commons.ln.edu.hk/kfcrd_videos/1/

English

PEACE is…

“All girls from poor families could go to university”;

“The desert to become oasis, human beings and nature in harmony”;

“Gender equality, Muslims and non-Muslims in solidarity”;

“All kids, rural or urban, male or female, should have the right to receive education”……

These definitions of peace are given by ordinary women from Mainland China. As questions of development, poverty, environmental deterioration, urban-rural division, and unequal educational opportunities become more acute, these women have to tackle visible and invisible violence in their everyday life with different practices, courage and wisdom.

This documentary explores new concepts of peace largely through the stories of three women: Wang Pinsong, a rural women living beside the Jin Sha River; Jin Meihua, a woman imam in a Muslim mosque; Zhang Shuqin, a director of a home for children of convicts. It hopes to let the world see the outstanding contribution to peace by these ordinary Chinese women.

Producers: Lau Kin Chi, Dai Jinhua, Chan Shun Hin

Publisher: China office of PeaceWomen Across the Globe, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

 

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