這次會議旨在分析漢帝國(公元前206年至公元220年)的重要行政和社會制度,尤其是探討與社會秩序有關的具體個案,例如漢律中涉及社會控制的相關制度、刑法和訴訟,以致漢帝國如何處理地方叛亂的歷史事件。這次會議有助於我們了解一個獨特的帝國如何經歷長時期的文化和體制上的整合,由多元化以達致一體化,最終令政權得以鞏固。通過這次會議,我們期望能進一步了解漢帝國的幾個重要方面:

漢統治者通過各種行政機構與體制去建立一統帝國的策略。
文化整合如何提供重要經驗整合區域差異,使之成為一個單一社會。
抑制社會的偏差行為和社會亂事,為漢帝國的統治建構提供一個穩定的社會環境。

This conference is to analyze important administrative and social institutions implemented by the imperial authority of Han Empire (206B.C. – A.D.220). It focuses on concrete cases related to social order, such as Han statutes involving the system of social control, decrees on arrest of criminals, litigations on social disputes, crackdown of the robbery and banditry, etc. We sincerely hope that the conference will contribute to our understanding of the formation of a unique empire that went through a long term process of cultural incorporation and institutional integration which had eventually empowered its authority and blended regional diversities into a homogeneous nature. More precisely, it will enhance our understanding of Han China of the following significant aspects:

the strategy of Han rulers in building a monolithic empire through various administrative institutions;
the mode of cultural integration providing significant experience of incorporating regional diversity into a homogeneous society;
the suppression of social deviations and disturbances ensuring a stable environment for the building of Han Empire.
 

會議主題包括:

中央及地方政府體制
社會控制
漢律令
社區與社會秩序
習俗與民間信仰

Themes and focuses include:

Institution of central and provincial government
Social control
Han law and decree
Community and social order
Custom and folk beliefs