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2017/02/20
Department News

Congratulations to Dr. LUI Wing Sing for being awarded the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education 2016

Over 200 teachers offer General Education courses at CUHK, many of whom are dedicated and outstanding. In recognition of their contributions, the Senate Committee on General Education (SCGE) launched the Exemplary Teaching Award in General Education. The Award is presented by the SCGE to a maximum of three teachers in recognition of exemplary contribution to teaching and learning in General Education. Congratulations to Dr. LUI Wing Sing for being awarded the Award.

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Briefing Session for Summer Internship Programme 2017

The Department of History has organised the Summer Internship Programme for its students since 2000. For the current year, 15 partner organisations in Hong Kong, the Mainland and Taiwan, which include government departments, publishers and museums, offer over 30 intern positions to History full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students (including the MA Programme in Comparative and Public History). The application deadline is 13 March 2017. Please visit http://www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/intern_application.html or attend the following briefing session to learn more about this programme.

 
Date: 1 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00pm–2:00pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
 

For reservation, please email your name, SID and enrolled programme to vickitsang@arts.cuhk.edu.hk
(Subject: Summer Internship Programme 2017) or call Miss Tsang at 3943 7117.

Application for the Leung Hung Kee Scholarships for Distinguished History Undergraduate Students to Undertake Research Work

Leung Hung Kee Scholarships for Distinguished History Undergraduate Students to Undertake Research Work are now open for application. The application deadline is 15 March 2017. Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered. For details of the Scholarships and the application form, please download at: http://www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/internal/ug/
Leung_Hung_Kee_Scholarships_for_Hist_Ugs_to_Undertake_Research_Work_1617.pdf

Should you have any questions, please call at 3943 7117 or email to vickitsang@arts.cuhk.edu.hk.

Personalia

Our welcome to Prof. François GIPOULOUX. Prof. GIPOULOUX is visiting the Department between 14 February and 13 March 2017 to have academic exchange with faculty members and students. He will deliver two academic lectures on 1 March and 3 March 2017, with details to be announced later.

Prof. GIPOULOUX received his Doctorate from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences) in 1981 and its Habilitation à diriger des recherches in 1997. He teaches at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and is the Emeritus Research Director of National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, France). He is a specialist in Chinese economics, with almost 20 years of professional experience in China, Hong Kong and Japan.

Academic Activities

Recapping the Workshop on “Asian Humanities and their Global Contexts” on 13 February 2017

The Workshop on “Asian Humanities and their Global Contexts”, co-organised by the Centre for the Taiwan Research Centre of the Research Institute for the Humanities and the Centre for Chinese History of the Department of History, was held on 13 February 2017. Scholars from Germany, Korea, Mainland China and Hong Kong were invited to present papers or act as chairs in this workshop. Participants exchanged views on themes relating to the Asian humanities in the context of globalisation.

Upcoming Events

The 30th Ch'ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture

To enhance academic and cultural exchange, New Asia College of the University established the “The Ch'ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture” since 1978. This year, Prof. Benjamin A. ELMAN, Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of East Asian Studies and History, Princeton University has been invited as the guest speaker of the following three public lectures:

First Lecture

 
Date : 3 March 2017 (Friday)
Time : 11:30 am
Venue : Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, CUHK
Topic : A Late Chosŏn Korean Polymath—Kim Chŏng-hŭi (1786–1856) and Qing Dynasty Qianlong-Jiaqing Era Scholarship
Moderator : Prof. WONG Nai Ching
Head, New Asia College, CUHK
 

Second Lecture

 
Date : 4 March 2017 (Saturday)
Time : 3:00 pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
Topic : The Great Reversal: China, Korea, and Japan in the Early Modern World, 1590s to 1890s
Moderator : Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang
Dean, Faculty of Arts;
Professor of History, CUHK
 

(This talk is jointly organised by New Asia College, CUHK and the Hong Kong Central Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department)

Third Lecture

 
Date : 8 March 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 4:00 pm
Venue : LT 2, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Topic : The Restoration of Huang Kan's Lunyu yishu in Eighteenth Century Japan and China
Moderator : Prof. CHEUNG Hiu Yu
Department of History, CUHK
 

(This talk is jointly organised by New Asia College and the Department of History, CUHK)

The lectures will be conducted in English. For enquiries, please call at 3943 7609.

Public Lectures on History and Business in China 2016-17

Three distinguished scholars will give lectures on history and business in China and related topics at the Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong in March 2017.

First Lecture

 
Date : 16 March 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 7:00pm–8:30pm
Topic : 清末廣東的賭博及其一些相關問題
Speaker : Prof. HO Hon Wai
Adjunct Research Fellow,
Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Moderator : Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang
Dean, Faculty of Arts;
Director, Institute of Chinese Studies;
Director, Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture, Institute of Chinese Studies;
Professor of History, Department of History,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language : Cantonese
 

Second Lecture (Cancelled)

Owing to family matters, the lecture to be delivered by Prof. Jean-François HUCHET on 21 March 2017 (Tuesday) has been cancelled.

 
Date : 21 March 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 7:00pm–8:30pm
Topic : China’s Contemporary Economic Development: Continuous Growth without Crisis?
Speaker : Prof. Jean-François HUCHET
Vice-Chancellor for International Affairs;
Director of the Centre for Asian Studies;
Professor (Chinese Economy and Comparative Economics in Asia),
National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO)
Moderator : Prof. HO Pui Yin
Associate Director, Research Institute for the Humanities;
Director, Lee Woo Sing Hong Kong History Resource Centre, Shaw College;
Director, Leung Po Chuen Research Centre for Hong Kong History and Humanities;
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of History,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language : English
 

Third Lecture

 
Date : 23 March 2017 (Thursday)
Time : 7:00pm–8:30pm
Topic : Parallels and No Paradoxes?
Speaker : Prof. PUK Wing Kin
Associate Professor, Department of History,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Moderator : Prof. LAI Ming Chiu
Director, Centre for Chinese History, Department of History;
Professor and Chairman, Department of History,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Language : Cantonese
 

Admission is free; reservation is required. To reserve a seat, please
- Register online at www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/Event/2017_HBC/
- Call 3943 7119 / 3943 8541

For more information, please visit
www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/Event/2017_HBC / or www.hkpl.gov.hk

Organisers: Department of History, CUHK; Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK; MA Programme in Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK; Hong Kong Public Libraries, Leisure and Cultural Services Department


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