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2017/03/27
Academic Activities

Recapping the Public Lectures on History and Business in China 2016–17 “清末廣東的賭博及其一些相關問題” delivered by Prof. HO Hon Wai of Academia Sinica at the Hong Kong Central Library on 16 March 2017

The governments in Chinese history banned gambling as they considered it injurious to morals and a sink of iniquity. Since the 1860s, along with the change of historical reality, the Qing government had gradually reevaluated the prohibition policy. In terms of financial significance, the betting tax had become an integral revenue in the financial structure of Guangdong province. On the one hand, gambling generated substantial tax revenues; on the other, it also caused many social problems. Prof. HO started the lecture by focusing on the management patterns, practical operation and growth and decline of the gambling of Guangdong province in the late Qing to reflect the political and social characteristics at that time. Due to the lack of literature, scholars rarely attached importance to the role of the gambling operators in the late Qing Guangdong in the past. By linking the scattered historical facts together, we may reconstruct a better historical understanding to fill the gap of the research on modern Chinese business and further observe the actual interaction between the late Qing government and businessmen.

Recapping the academic seminar “Cinematic Containment: The Cold War Politics of Hong Kong Entertainment” conducted by Prof. FU Poshek on 20 March 2017

Prof. FU Poshek, Professor of History of University of Illinois, was invited by the Department to present a lecture to faculty members and students.

Prof. FU shared his recent research with the audience. The movie Air Hostess (1959) produced by Motion Picture & General Investment Co Ltd was a vivid example of pro-capitalist ideological propaganda which provoked extensive discussion at that time. He stated that Hong Kong cinemas in the 1950s were an important cultural component of the Cold War policy and a cultural battlefield for ideological propaganda.

Upcoming Events

Academic Seminar

 
Date : 30 March 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 4:30pm–6:00pm
Venue : Room 221A, 2/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Topic : 清代鹽商研究的幾個問題
Speaker : Prof. CHEN Feng
School of History, Wuhan University
Language : Putonghua
Enquiry : 3943 7119
 

Organiser: Centre for Chinese History, Department of History, CUHK
Co-organisers: Research Centre for Ming-Qing Studies, Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK; UGC-AoE Scheme: The Historical Anthropology of Chinese Society

Workshops for First-Year & Final-Year RPG Students with Visiting Scholars 2016–17

Date: 31 March 2017 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: PENG Yongchang

 
Speaker Topic Medium
CHAI Xiuli 帝制中國晚期的福州奉教船民 Putonghua
JIA Bo Gender and Nationhood in Modern Chinese Opera (1920–1949) Putonghua
LAW Yuet Ying 廣東西樵山遺址石錛生產 Cantonese
WEN Yadi 東亞史前環狀玉器研究 Putonghua
LI Hua Funeral Practice and Social Life in the Six Dynasties Putonghua
LI Xu
(Visiting Scholar)
美國領事眼中的山東教會與地方社會——
以美國駐華使領館檔案為中心的考察(1897–1906)
Putonghua
 

 

Date: 31 March 2017 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm–5:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: WAN Yuk Ping

 
Speaker Topic Medium
KAR Yuen Lam 香港華人社會的花柳病問題(1841–1940) Putonghua
SUN Xiaoji 「公私合營」過程中的上海企業——以1949到1956年吳蘊初的化工企業為考察對象 Putonghua
CHAN Sai Leong 新界原居民政治力量的轉型(1945至1997) Cantonese
HE Wei 廣西梧州地區木業營運特色(1900–1937) Putonghua
PENG Yongchang 華人慈善團體的近代變遷:上海與香港之比較研究 Putonghua
LEE Sam Yuen John Conflict, Co-existence, Continuity – Chinese versus Western Medicine In Hong Kong: The Case of Kwong Wah Hospital 1890-1940s English
 

 

Date: 7 April 2017 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: PENG Yongchang

 
Speaker Topic Medium
GUO Yejia 清末時期泉州地區的瘟疫、儀式與地域社會 Putonghua
HUANG Yawen 里甲制度的變遷與順莊法 Putonghua
CHUK Ka Chun 從「齡」開始:唐代婦女與社會變革的關係 Putonghua
ZHENG Binbin
(Visiting Scholar)
大躍進的政治準備:黨內反右與中秘室整風
Putonghua
LAM Ngai Chung 從萬曆年間的多次論爭看東林黨格局形成 Cantonese
TANG Hak Tung Alfred
清代最大規模的首次公開募股——
商辦廣東粵漢鐵路有限公司上市簡介
Cantonese
 

 

Date: 7 April 2017 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm–5:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: WAN Yuk Ping

 
Speaker Topic Medium
WANG Yongxi 水利•堡寨•鄉兵:明代中期以降陝西清河流域士商群體的成長 Putonghua
TIAN Fang 從「社」到「社會」:晚清民國的高平地方社會 Putonghua
WANG Jiayao 從「猺」到「民」:明清廣東西江下游區域社會 Putonghua
ZHAN Jingyu 20世紀初的上海國貨運動與廣告 Putonghua
KAN Xuqiang From Three-fee to Self-government: The Three-fee Bureau of Ba County in the Late Qing Dynasty Putonghua
YU Guang
(Visiting Scholar)
1928年前後捲煙統稅開徵中的華洋納稅問題
Putonghua
 

 

Date: 21 April 2017 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: PENG Yongchang

 
Speaker Topic Medium
WAN Yuk Ping 東漢初期的匈奴犯塞研究——以河西地區為中心 Putonghua
CHEUNG Wai Hin Justin 兩漢樂浪郡的郡縣統治與分區 Cantonese
KWAN Tsz Long 南北朝外交人員挑選標準的文化背景及歷史意義——以「風儀」為中心 Cantonese
ZHOU Shuzhe 孫吳分陝政治:以荊揚之爭為中心 Putonghua
YANG Songyu 從肩水金關出土漢簡再試論西北地區騎士的相關問題 Putonghua
SHAN Yinfei
(Visiting Scholar)
秦代封檢題署新探——以里耶秦簡為中心 Putonghua
 

 

Date: 28 April 2017 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: WAN Yuk Ping

 
Speaker Topic Medium
CHOI Ka Hin The Art of Governance of Authoritarian Leaders in Asia:
A Comparative Study of Lee Kuan Yew and Deng Xiaoping
English
LI Zigui Technology, Information and Transnational Human Network: A Study on North China Herald (1850-1911) Putonghua
KWOK Chin Ting Jimmy 軍事革命視野下的晚明義烏兵考實 Cantonese
CHUNG Yan Hon Michael 明清之際傳華西式火炮對中國傳統城防系統的影響 Putonghua
XU Peng
(Visiting Scholar)
繼續革命:中共建政初期對公營企業年獎制度的調適與取消 Putonghua
 

For enquiry, please call 3943 7119.


For teachers and students who have information to share with the Department, please email your articles in both Chinese and English to fionachan@arts.cuhk.edu.hk by 4:00pm every Tuesday.