tanka https://gwulo.com/ en Tanka People of Hong Kong https://gwulo.com/node/58606 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tanka People of Hong Kong</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hello wonderful forum. I have enjoyed the amazing info people contribute here and really hope to get a conversation going.</p> <p>I'm presently working on a photo project I started back in 2014 and have exhibited; interviewing and collecting stories of the Tanka people that lived round Hong Kong. I have now moved forward with the project to concentrate on the changes of their lives- 100's of years on the water ending in one generation with sweeping government changes.</p> <p>I've started talking some folk in their 80's now that moved with their young children to housing estates or took up BNO passports to move to the UK mainly Scotland.</p> <p>If theres any of you out there with Tanka links I'd really appreciate a talk to build a narrative of the significant changes of  the 1950's/60's/70's/. What was going to school like? What was the strongest memories you have of living on the water, going to live on land, cooking on board the boat, what were your favourite foods etc?</p> <p>The aim is to produce a work for my final project BA(Hons) Photography course. Further to that, I have a journalist helping to put these storys in a definitive collection that anyone involved in will have access to. Also, anyone wanting to tell a story and be photographed will get a set of the photos taken. I have a translator so no problem with Cantonese (assuming the Tanka dialect faded from use as a consequence of these changes). Could be a change for you to record your familes oral history too!</p> <p>Please feel to contact me if you want to be involved or at least have a conversation on here.  I really think Tanka history is lacking.</p> <p>Thanks</p> <p>Jayne R</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/347298" class="username">JayneRB</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/20/2022 - 14:46</span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <h3 class="field__label inline">Tags</h3> <ul class="links field__items"> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/13540" hreflang="en">tanka</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/5238" hreflang="en">fishermen</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/18198" hreflang="en">fisher people</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/18199" hreflang="en">boat dwellers</a></li> <li><a href="/taxonomy/term/1248" hreflang="en">sampan</a></li> </ul> </div> <section class="field field--name-comment-forum field--type-comment field--label-hidden comment-wrapper"> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="1" id="comment-64316" class="comment js-comment clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1653290548"></span> <div class="comment__title"> <h3><a href="/comment/64316#comment-64316" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="und">re: Tanka People of Hong Kong</a></h3> </div> <footer class="comment__meta"> <div class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/64316#comment-64316" hreflang="und">Permalink</a></div> Submitted by <div class="comment__author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" class="username">Admin</a></div> on <div class="comment__time">Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:22</div> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Jayne,</p> <p>This is a valuable project. As you say, the change has been very quick and it is important to capture these memories before it is too late.</p> <p>If we look at an active present-day port like Aberdeen, are many of the people working on the boats from the Tanka community, or has that connection been lost?</p> <p>What have you found most interesting as you've talked to the older generation about their lives?</p> <p>Regards, David</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=64316&amp;1=default&amp;2=und&amp;3=" token="I5k3Bwi-TT3L-0ZTOxf_kSjN8vivLN91P4jCLPfzvlw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="347298" id="comment-64317" class="comment js-comment by-node-author clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1653291311"></span> <div class="comment__title"> <h3><a href="/comment/64317#comment-64317" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="und">Surprisingly forgotten</a></h3> </div> <footer class="comment__meta"> <div class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/64317#comment-64317" hreflang="und">Permalink</a></div> Submitted by <div class="comment__author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/347298" class="username">JayneRB</a></div> on <div class="comment__time">Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:35</div> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/64316#comment-64316" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="und">re: Tanka People of Hong Kong</a> by <a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" class="username">Admin</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks David, yes I was surprised to find that it seems that some kids may not even know that their grandparents were on boats it's been that forgotten.</p> <p>Aberdeen seems to still be the strongest connection with some people who are still tanker working there but there are still lots of small pockets around. Significantly though there's no one really living in the same way that they used to. The boat licenses have been changed they were given public housing and the kids were put in regular school changing the future of the group. <br /> given the research of already done I expect that I will get on the project together within the next few months so I'll update with a summary of the findings.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=64317&amp;1=default&amp;2=und&amp;3=" token="40a0f3MZWDgNCYfSQhdOEwrqCFP2R8CT_ivi3itpYFs"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="342749" id="comment-64350" class="comment js-comment clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1653349327"></span> <div class="comment__title"> <h3><a href="/comment/64350#comment-64350" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="und">Tanka people, Barbara Ward</a></h3> </div> <footer class="comment__meta"> <div class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/64350#comment-64350" hreflang="und">Permalink</a></div> Submitted by <div class="comment__author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/342749" class="username">Simon Patton</a></div> on <div class="comment__time">Tue, 05/24/2022 - 07:42</div> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Dear Jayne,</p> <p>Barbara E. Ward did research on the Tanka people in the Sai Kung area starting in the 1950s. Part of her work, "Kau Sai, An Unfinished Manuscript" has 92 pages of very readable information. It used to be available on line. If you can't find a copy, email me at <a href="mailto:finbetta@gmail.com">finbetta@gmail.com</a> and I'll past on the PDF I once downloaded.</p> <p>Warm regards,</p> <p>Simon</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=64350&amp;1=default&amp;2=und&amp;3=" token="9fEXBxy6lHYzRCJa-DkKUcyYprHgRLgAPmReQfzV8_8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </div> </article> </section> Fri, 20 May 2022 06:46:52 +0000 JayneRB 58606 at https://gwulo.com https://gwulo.com/node/58606#comments