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The Memorial Service of Professor SO Hing Bun

In memory of Professor SO Hing Bun, who passed away peacefully on 9 September 2016.

To pay tribute to Prof. SO, New Asia College, CUHK, New Asia Institute of Advanced Chinese Studies and the Department of History are co-organising a memorial service, to be held on Saturday 26 November 2016 at 10:30am in Yun Chi Hsien, New Asia College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Flowers are gratefully declined.

For friends and alumni who would like to send condolence messages to be included in the publication in memory of Prof. SO Hing Bun, please email them to the Department at by 5 November 2016.
Address: Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Phone: 3943 7119


Academic Activities

Recapping the academic seminar “全球史、區域史與歷史人類學” conducted by Prof. ZHAO Shiyu on 7 October 2016

Prof. ZHAO Shiyu of the History Department, Peking University, was invited by the Department to present a lecture to the Department’s postgraduate students.

In the talk, Prof. ZHAO Shiyu reviewed the historical background of the rise of global history and its development. He pointed out that the development of the study of global history has been influenced by studies of anthropology and cultural geography, while the study of regional history or the study of socio-cultural history of a curtain area has worked as the driving force of the rise of global history. Regional history focuses on the connection within a certain space, while global history tries to build connections between different areas. In regional history studies, the approach of historical anthropology can effectively bring researchers into the historical context of people’s lives, and help researchers conceptualise the changing process of structuring.


Upcoming Events

21 October 2016 (Friday)
Academic Seminar
Date: 21 October 2016 (Friday)
Time: 4:30pm–6:15pm
Venue: Room 304, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic: 滿洲國成立初期的社會基礎
Speaker: Prof. HUANG Tzu-chin
Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica
Language: Putonghua
Enquiry: 3943 8541


28 October 2016 (Friday)
Academic Seminar
STEM and History
Date: 28 October 2016 (Friday)
Time: 4:30pm–6:15pm
Venue: Room 304, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic: STEM and History
Speaker: Prof. Frederick DAVIS
R. Mark Lubbers Chair in History of Science, History Department, Purdue University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Fulbright Scholar 2016-17
Language: English
Enquiry: 3943 8541


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

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