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Acting Appointment

Prof. LAI Ming Chiu, Chairman, will be on academic leave from 19 to 22 October 2018. During his absence, Prof. CHEUNG Sui Wai will serve as the Acting Chairman.

 


Academic Activities

Recapping the “Advanced Workshop on Historical Anthropology 2018” held on 20-27 August 2018 in Suichang, Zhejiang Province

The “Advanced Workshop on Historical Anthropology 2018” was held on 20–27 August 2018 and hosted by the CUHK-SYSU Historical Anthropology Research Center, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences of Peking University, Local History Documents Compilation and Research Center of Zhejiang University, Suichang County People’s Government and other institutions. The work team, led by Prof. HE Xi (CUHK) and Prof. DU Zhengzhen (Zhejiang University), conducted the preparation and organisation of workshop. Prof. David FAURE, Wei Lun Research Professor of History, CUHK was invited to deliver the keynote speech. Prof. FAURE and Prof. HE were also invited as mentors to present lively lectures and give instructions in the fieldwork to the students. Meanwhile, Ms. LIU Yichen, a PhD student of the Department, together with more than 20 young scholars, participated in the workshop.

This workshop continued the traditions of the past, combining documents reading and fieldwork, including 12 lectures and three days of fieldwork. More than 20 scholars from Peking University, Renmin University of China, Fudan University, Zhejiang University, Xiamen University, SYSU, NCTU, NanChang University and Shenzhen University were invited to act as fieldwork advisors and share their experience and understanding of historical anthropology through lectures. In addition to the lectures, the participants conducted field investigations in Dushan Village, Wangcunkou Town, Shijian Town and Changli Village of Suichang County.

The Advanced Workshop on Historical Anthropology is not only an inheritance of traditions, but also a new beginning. It has enabled participants to broaden their horizons, raise new questions and gain new inspiration. The workshop was satisfactorily concluded subsequent to a fruitful exchange of experience and ideas among the participants.

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Report and photos by Mr. WANG Yongxi (PhD)

 


Recapping the Academic Seminar “To Kill or Not to Kill? Oxen and Beef-eating in Modern China” conducted by Prof. POON Shuk Wah on 12 October 2018

Prof. POON Shuk Wah explored the changing perception of cattle slaughter in Chinese society from Western cultural influence. She pointed out that the controversy of profit-driven “killing” and traditional cultural norm of “not to kill” cattle was a result of changing attitudes towards beef-eating, development of transportation and meat-preserving technology since the early 20th century. Japan, China’s neighboring country, however, adopted a different strategy. Through the importation of beef and introduction of various means to popularise beef consumption, Japan effectively eased social conflicts on “kill” and “not to kill” cattle. Prof. POON argued that a society’s classification system determined whether an animal could be eaten or not.

 


Upcoming Events

Public Lecture by CUHK-CCK Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies Visiting Scholar 2018

Professor CHOW Kai-wing, Department of History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, has been invited as the guest speaker to deliver two public lectures.

19 October 2018 (Friday)
1st Lecture
Date : 19 October 2018 (Friday)
Time : 4:30pm–6:00pm
(Tea Reception starts at 4:00pm)
Venue : Activities Room, 2/F, Art Museum East Wing
Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK
Topic : Public Culture of the Mercantile Literati in Qing China
24 October 2018 (Wednesday)
2nd Lecture
Date : 24 October 2018 (Wednesday)
Time : 4:30pm–6:00pm
(Tea Reception starts at 4:00pm)
Venue : Activities Room, 2/F, Art Museum East Wing
Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK
Topic : Nature as Art: Commerce and Garden Culture in Late Imperial China

Lectures will be conducted in English.

Reservation is required. To reserve a seat, please register online at
https://goo.gl/forms/eke2fyTWrJf0LlJp2

For enquiry, please call at 3943 6548 / email to apc.cckf@cuhk.edu.hk

Organisers: Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK; Centre for Chinese History, Department of History, CUHK; CUHK–Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies

 


Academic Seminar

26 October 2018 (Friday)
從瀏河鎮到上海,18到19世紀海港的轉移
Date : 26 October 2018 (Friday)
Time : 4:30pm–6:15pm
Venue : Room 302, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic : 從瀏河鎮到上海,18到19世紀海港的轉移
Speaker : Prof. David FAURE
Language : Putonghua
Enquiry : 3943 8541

2 November 2018 (Friday)
Sharing on Further Studies of MA Programme in Comparative and Public History
Date : 2 November 2018 (Friday)
Time : 2:30pm–4:00pm
Venue : Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Language : Cantonese
Enquiry : 3943 8659

Academic Seminar

2 November 2018 (Friday)
The Collation of Ming-Qing Legal Documents and the Situation of Chinese Legal History
Date : 2 November 2018 (Friday)
Time : 4:30pm–6:15pm
Venue : Room 302, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic : The Collation of Ming-Qing Legal Documents and the Situation of Chinese Legal History
Speaker : Prof. CHIU Peng-sheng
School of Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Language : Putonghua
Enquiry : 3943 8541

Academic Seminar

2 November 2018 (Friday)
The Collation of Ming-Qing Legal Documents and the Situation of Chinese Legal History
Date : 2 November 2018 (Friday)
Time : 4:30pm–6:15pm
Venue : Room 302, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic : The Collation of Ming-Qing Legal Documents and the Situation of Chinese Legal History
Speaker : Prof. CHIU Peng-sheng
School of Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Language : Putonghua
Enquiry : 3943 8541

Yu Ying-shih Lecture in History 2018

To enhance academic and cultural exchange, Chung Chi College, New Asia College and the Department of History of the University joined hands in 2007 to establish the “Yu Ying-shih Lecture in History”. This year, Professor Michael NYLAN of History Department, University of California at Berkeley has been invited as the guest speaker of the following two public lectures:

11 November 2018 (Sunday)
First Lecture
Date : 11 November 2018 (Sunday)
Time : 3:00pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Topic : Yu Ying-shih the Historian
Moderator :  Prof. POO Mu-chou
Department of History, CUHK
Language : English

This lecture is jointly organised by the Steering Committee on Yu Ying-shih Lecture in History, CUHK and the Hong Kong Public Libraries.

No reservation is needed. For enquiry, please call 3943 1585/ 3943 7611.

12 November 2018 (Monday)
Second Lecture
Date : 12 November 2018 (Monday)
Time : 4:00pm
Venue : Cho Yiu Hall, G/F, University Administration Building, CUHK
Topic : Yu Ying-shih the Sage
Moderator :  Prof. HUANG Yong
Department of Philosophy, CUHK
Language : English

For reservation, please email to koeyleung@cuhk.edu.hk

 


Public Lectures on History 2018-19

The second lecture of Public Lectures on History 2018-19 will be held in November 2018. Professor YIP Hon Ming, Adjunct Professor of History Department, CUHK, has been invited as the guest speaker to deliver a public lecture.

15 November 2018 (Thursday)
The Legacy of Mao Zedong
Date : 15 November 2018 (Thursday)
Time : 7:00pm–8:30pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Topic : The Legacy of Mao Zedong
Speaker :  Prof. YIP Hon Ming
Adjunct Professor, Department of History, CUHK
Moderator : Prof. HO Pui Yin
Vice Chair and Professor
Department of History, CUHK
Language : Cantonese

Admission is free; reservation is required.
– For online registration and more information, please visit www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/Event/2018_PLH
– Call at 3943 8541

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

 


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

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