歷史學家這一行業,我認為是在從事找尋、發掘與重構的工作,這是一項美妙的行業,但也是一項困難的行業,要做的好,必須投入相當的工作, 擁有許多不同領域的知識,以及具有一項真實的智識力量:好奇、想像、組織能力、清晰的表達,與公正不偏頗的思想,並具有對不同類型的人的感受力。 -Marc Bloch

2013-11-13

我們就是海洋

19:50 Posted by Feng-en Tu No comments
We Are the Ocean: Selected Works by Epeli Hau'ofa



在全球史的課上第一次讀到這本書,非常感動。不是太學術的寫作方式,反倒有點浪漫,充滿理想。作者來自巴布亞紐幾內亞,書寫那些在南太平洋小島的國家,如何擺脫殖民者灌輸的視野,重新擁抱海洋,尋找一個更寬廣的認同與未來。真希望有人可以注意到這本書並且翻譯出版。

有時間再多介紹一點。先抄錄一小段。



The Ocean that surrounds us is the one physical entity that all of us in Oceania share. It is the inescapable fact of our lives. What we lack is the conscious awareness of it, its implications, and what we could do with it. The potentials are enormous, exciting -- as they have always been. When our leaders and planners say that our future lies in the sea, they are thinking only in economic terms: about marine and seabed resources and their development. When people talk of the importance of the oceans for the continuity of life on Earth, they are making scientific statements, But for us in Oceania, the sea defines us, what we are and have always been. As the great Caribbean poet Derek Walcott put it, the sea is history. Recognition of this could be the beginning of a very important chapter in our history. We could open it as we enter the third millennium.

作者Epeli Hau'ofa

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