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HIST5505A 香港史特別專題: 香港土地制度與習慣
(只適用於文學碩士課程學生)

Semester 2 (2019-2020)

Lecture TimeFriday 6:30pm-8:15pm

VenueYIA 405

LanguageCantonese

Lecturer CHEUNG Sui Wai ((852) 3943 7115 / swcheung@cuhk.edu.hk)

Course Description

要理解一個地方社會,必須從土地法律開始。香港的土地法律可以分為兩個部分,一是香港島和九龍半島的普通法;二是新界(廣義的新界,包括新九龍)的大清律例。而到了1972年實施丁屋政策後,所謂“新界”,又多指不包括新九龍的地區。這個課程,從清朝開始,直接今天,探討香港(香港島、九龍半島、新界)不同時期的土地法律,以及如何影響香港居民的生活。課程將以英國殖民地檔案以及《大清律例》作為基本參考材料,配以相關研究論著,以及幾宗香港法院的官司判詞。

 

學習目標:

  1. 清朝的田土制度
  2. 華南地方的鄉村社會
  3. 今天新界由土地法律而出現的社會面貌

 

學員基本要求:

  1. 具聽、說廣東話的能力
  2. 閱讀中文古文,英國殖民地檔案的能力
  3. 能出席星期六進行的考察活動
Syllabus

第一講:土地佔有的早期方式

第二講:新安縣的出現與稅收運作

第三講:香港島成了英國“皇室土地”

第四講:北京條約下的九龍半島問題,紅契與白契

第五講:暫居牌照(Squatters’ Licence)和999年土地租約

第六講:駱克報告中的新界管治問題

第七講:三角測量和集體官契

第八講:托倫斯登記制度(Torrens System)的嘗試

第九講:新界條例下的祖堂

第十講:新界婦女財產擁有和繼承權的問題

第十一講:1972年丁屋政策的登場

第十二講:官司A — 1984年葉氏與葉氏之間,關於皇后大道三片土地的業權

第十三講:官司B — 1992年陶氏與香港政府之間,關於屯門青雲觀土地業權

Assessment & Assignments

各種學習(課堂、導修、考察)的參與與表現:20%

學期論文:80%

Tutorials

導修一次,教授論文寫作。

Others

考察活動

兩次,星期六舉行,學員必須出席。

Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/.

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.

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