The Leung Hung Kee Scholarships for Distinguished History Undergraduate Students to Undertake Research Work now invite Second Round Applications. The deadline is 30 April 2016. For scholarship details and application form, please download at:
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Term 1 of 2016–17 will commence on 5 September 2016. The term dates for 2016–17 are as follows:
Term 1: 5 September 2016–3 December 2016
Term 2: 9 January 2017–22 April 2017
Summer session: 15 May 2017–30 June 2017
Details of course enrolments for 2016–17 via CUSIS will be announced by the Registration and Examination Section, Registry (for undergraduates) and the Graduate School (for postgraduates) in due course.
Prof. YIP Hon Ming, Department Chair, will be on a duty trip from 26 to 27 April, and on academic leave from 28 to 30 April 2016. Prof. LAI Ming Chiu will be the Acting Chairman during her absence.
Prof. DAI Yan of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University, was invited by the History Department and the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK to present a lecture to the faculty members and students.
The worenzhuan 倭人傳 [Biography of the Dwarf People] in Sanguozhi 三國志 [History of the Three Kingdoms] is the earliest record about Japan in the world. Prof. DAI showed the participants some of the strange country names, personal names and official titles, and traced them to contemporary Japan.
Prof. GE Zhaoguang of the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies and the Department of History, Fudan University, was invited by the Faculty of Arts and the Department of History to give two lectures for the “Lecture Series of Distinguished Scholar Scheme”. The second lecture entitled “不在場的在場者：從朝鮮通信使文獻看近世東亞文化史” was successfully concluded on 14 April 2016. Prof. YIP Hon Ming, Department Chair, acted as the moderator. The lecture was well received by 64 faculty members and students.
The Chosen Tsushinshi 朝鮮通信使, Korean envoys to Japan, left behind a tremendous mine of historical archives. Although these archives were about relationship between Korea and Japan, and therefore China was “absent”, the political and cultural presence of China was present and strongly felt. Unfortunately, Chinese historians have yet to pay adequate attention to these archives. Prof. GE showed the participants how to deepen their historical imagination and broaden their research horizon.
The Division of History organised the “Workshops for First-Year & Final-Year RPG Students with Visiting Scholars”, offering an interactive sharing and exchange platform for the Department’s research postgraduate students and visiting scholars to exchange and discuss their research findings. All workshops were successfully delivered and each session attracted more than 30 faculty members and students. Prof. POO Mu-chou, Division Head, was invited to give the closing remarks at the final session.
Prof. Marie-Claire BERGÈRE of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales and the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France, was invited by the Department and the Leung Po Chuen Research Centre for Hong Kong History and Humanities to give two lectures. The first brainstorming workshop, entitled “The Role of State-owned Enterprises in the Industrialization of China (19th–21st Centuries)” was held on 20 April 2016. Prof. YIP Hon Ming, Department, acted as the moderator.
From a socio-political perspective, Prof. BERGÈRE, discussed the crucial role played by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in China from the late Qing to recent PRC reforms under Zhu Rongji’s (朱鎔基) leadership. The study period covered the Nanjing decade (1927–1937), the 1st Five-Year Plan (1953–1957) and Zhu Rongji’s reform era (1990s and 2000s). Comparaison of four criteria including legal status, funding, managers, as well as monopolies and privileges in a longue durée were adopted as the analytical grid. Prof. BERGÈRE illustrated the relations between monopolies and privileges in the nature of SOEs in China. She also questioned the conventional dichotomy between the two domains of private and public in approaching the SOE problem, sparking great interest among the audience.
Prof. Marie-Claire BERGÈRE of the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales and the Ecole des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France, has been invited by the Department and the Leung Po Chuen Research Centre for Hong Kong History and Humanities to give two lectures. Details for the second lecture are as follows:
|Date :||27 April 2016 (Wednesday)|
|Venue:||LT8, 3/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK|
|Topic:||Distinguished Lecture on “The Influence of the Hong Kong Connection on Sun Yat-sen’s Early Political Career (1894–1911)”|
The lectures will be conducted in English. For enquiries, please call 3943 7119 or 3943 5797.
Organiser: Department of History, CUHK
Co-organiser: Leung Po Chuen Research Centre for Hong Kong History and Humanities, Research Institute for the Humanities, CUHK
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