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HIST5526PC 公共歷史特別專題(公共政策):明清的思想與社會——一個公眾歷史的考量

(2015-16 第一學期)

課程講師:熊秉真 教授 (Prof. HSIUNG Ping-chen)
電話: (852) 3943 7536
辦公室: 梁銶琚樓 LG 13D (KKL LG13D) 
電郵:mhpch@arts.cuhk.edu.hk

導師及助教: 楊頌宇 (Mr. YANG Songyu)
電郵: songyu88yang@hotmail.com

上課時間:每週三 上午10:30 - 12:15 

上課地點:李兆基樓302 (LSK 302)

授課語言: 普通話

課程簡述

此課程旨於以公眾史的角度,了解明清以降中國近現代的思想文化與社會史,啟發修讀學生思想文化歷史如何影響到現代化與日常生活。本課程將會從經濟、人口、家庭、宗教等多個方面,去分析明清時間中國的社會文化環境中,個人與社會群體的地位與狀況。現在學界普遍認同明清之際,正值中國轉變之期,當中所產生的興奮與焦慮則反映在日常生活的種種上。除了一般知識分子所代表的思想文化空間外,本課程將會重點於闡述微觀和日常生活中的反映的社會思想文化,從公眾史的角度對明清之歷史發展有一個深入的分析。

Designed to examine how ideas and cultural forces fared in the modern era in China, this is a seminar course that intends to have students think of the historical impact of modernity at the daily life level from a comparative perspective. It begins by introducing how fundamental structural changes in economics, demography, legal institutions, ethics, and religion, since the 17th century come to define the socio-cultural environment within which individuals and social groups in China formulated their ever-evolving adjustment. After a review of main interpretations for these historical changes, the course moves to show how the specific evolution of thinkers and intellectual institutions in late-imperial and modern China exhibit both comparable similarities as well as important contrast with those in early modern and modern Europe and America, in their encountering with modernity and beyond. There is by now a widely shared view among the historians that much of the basic values and institutional structure had changed or been put to the verge of fundamental change during the Ming-Qing period (1368-1911). In other words, as China approaches early modernity, excitement and anxieties are evident in many walks of life. This can be seen both from the micro- level of politico-economic history, high-minded intellectual history, and from the micro-level of everyday life. This course addresses social life in late imperial China, especially its flourishing material culture, both from the vantage point of Chinese history and in public history perspective.