Friday, June 04, 2010

Conference: Inclusive Malaysian Chinese Society

Thanks to Kek Mei Tzy for sharing this.

Venue: The Federal Hotel, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

Date: 17th July 2010

Language: Chinese and English (Simultaneous Screen Projection)

华社研究中心 华总马来西亚思想兴革协调委员会联合主办
Jointly Organised by Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies and Huazong's Committee on Innovation & Reform in the Malaysian Chinese Community





Over the years “Mandarin”has been the main language for communication and for documentation of the various Chinese-educated groups in Malaysia. This was inculcated, popularized and perpetuated widely in its usage by the National Type Chinese Primary Schools and the Independent Chinese Secondary Schools.

Mandarin is today the medium of communication among the Chinese-educated in the fields of trade,eduacation,welfare and politics in Peninsular Malaysia as well as in Sabah and Sarawak. The Chinese-educated constitute the dominant and dynamic “Mainstream” in the community and are deeply rooted in tranditional Chinese values,traditions and beliefs.

Alongside this pre-eminent group are other segments of the community comprising the Chinese Christian and Chinese Muslim communities,the English-educated Chinese,the Peranakan community and the unique Sabah and Sarawak Chinese communities;all have made significant contributions to national development.


In the spirit of 1 Malaysia this Conference intends to examine the historical, cultural, educational, social and religious diversities of the “non-Mainstream” Chinese communities in the context of Malaysian Chinese Society. Through better understanding of their prevalent, diverse values and uniqueness, the conference will promote cohesiveness and interaction within the Chinese community. A harmonious and cohesive community is the first step in the direction of achieving greater national harmony and unity.

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