知識的搖籃:香港「兒童週刊讀者會」 (1947-1949)

霍玉英

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Abstract

戰後,左翼文人再度來港組織南方文化宣傳隊,滲入各個傳播機構開展活動,《華僑日報》的《兒童週刊》就是在這樣的歷史與社會背景下創刊。主編許穉人借助《兒童週刊》與其成立的「兒童週刊讀者會」,為戰後在學、失學及在職的兒童讀者提供不同層次的教育養份,透過多元化的活動吸納思想進步的少年兒童,使其成為改革社會、建立新中國的中堅份子。其中,讀者會作為「知識的搖籃」,既啟迪讀者對社會的認識,還奠定了他們正確的人生觀,對會員日後的人生影響深遠。本文試從「教者」與「受者」兩個層面探討《兒童週刊》及其讀者會如何以實際行動落實普及路線中的「創作的普及」和「運動的普及」;以及在特殊年代裡,主導者如何把《兒童週刊》及其讀者會作為教養場所,讓戰後的少年兒童在那裡獲取知識的同時,建立他們的人生理想。
After the Second World War, leftist intellectuals migrated to Hong Kong, again trying to infiltrate into the media to carry out cultural propaganda. Under such historical and social backgrounds, The Children’s Weekly of Wah Kiu Yat Pao and its Readers’ Club were established. Xu Zhiren had then became the editor of Children’s Weekly and in harge of the Readers’ Club, providing various levels of education to students in schools and school dropouts during the post-war period in Hong Kong. With this in mind, the Readers’ Club of Children’s Weekly initiated interactive activities, intending to recruit and educate progressive young people to become the backbones of new China and reformers of the society. Given that Reader’s Club was regarded as the “cradle of knowledge” by its followers, it inspired young readers’ understanding of the society and established their views toward life. Consequently, it deeply influenced and affected the readers’ thoughts and lives. This paper aims to explore how Children’s Weekly and its Readers’ Club put the policy of popularization into practice from the aspects of educator and learner, and also how Children’s Weekly and its Readers’ Club served as an educational platform for the young people to be educated and make their dreams come true. Copyright © 2011 北京大學中國語言文學系.
Original languageChinese
Pages (from-to)295-311
Journal中國文學學報
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Citation

霍玉英(2011):知識的搖籃:香港「兒童週刊讀者會」 (1947-1949),《中國文學學報》,2,頁295-311。

Keywords

  • 兒童週刊
  • 左翼文藝政策
  • 兒童週刊讀者會
  • 兒童教育
  • leftist literary policy
  • Children’s Weekly
  • Readers’ Club of Children’s Weekly
  • Children’s education
  • Alt. title: The cradle of knowledge: The readers’ club of Children’s weekly in Hong Kong (1947-1949)