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Recapping the academic seminar “History and STEM” conducted by Prof. Frederick DAVIS on 28 October 2016

Prof. Frederick DAVIS, R. Mark Lubbers Chair in History of Science, History Department of Purdue University, was invited by the Department to present a lecture to the Department’s postgraduate students.

Prof. Frederick DAVIS started his talk by refining the acronym STEM in environment history studies as Science, Technology, Environment and Medicine. Through reviewing William CRONON’s discussion on the idea of wilderness and American history, Langdon WINNER’s study on technical objects and political relationships behind their placement, and Edmund RUSSELL’s rethinking of evolutionary forces, Prof. DAVIS showed the complexity of the interaction between human and the environment. In that sense, he believed that liberal studies such as history is still important for the understanding of the role of human and its changes in the world around us.


Recapping the academic seminar “從烈士到漢奸:汪精衛研究中的爭議與難點問題” conducted by Dr. LI Zhiyu on 2 November 2016

Dr. LI Zhiyu of the Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was invited by the Centre for Chinese History, Department of History, to present a lecture to faculty members and students.

WANG Jingwei is a crucial figure in modern Chinese political history. How to make sense of WANG’s ever-changing political orientation? This is the central issue in WANG’s study. In this lecture, Dr. LI Zhiyu traced WANG’s tragic transformation from heroic revolutionary to “Han traitor”, and revealed the complex nature of personality and history.


Upcoming Events

11 November 2016 (Friday)
Academic Seminar
Date: 11 November 2016 (Friday)
Time: 4:30pm–6:15pm
Venue: Room 304, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic: 秦漢的戶籍紀錄——以里耶秦簡及懸泉漢簡為中心
Speaker: Prof. LAI Ming Chiu
Language: Putonghua
Enquiry: 3943 8541


12 November 2016 (Friday)
Academic Seminar
ate: 12 November 2016 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm–4:30pm
Venue: LT6, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Topic: 多元中的一統:廖恩燾的粵語詠史詩《嬉笑集》賞析
Speaker: Prof. PUK Wing Kin
Language: Cantonese

Admission is free. To reserve a seat, please email to

Organisers: MA Programme in Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK; Alumni Association of MA in Comparative and Public History, CUHK


18 November 2016 (Friday)
Academic Seminar
Date: 18 November 2016 (Friday)
Time: 4:30pm–6:15pm
Venue: Room 304, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic: 中國人眼中的法國大革命:大革命史研究在中國的緣起與演進
Speaker: Prof. LU Yimin
School of Humanities, Zhejiang University
Language: Putonghua
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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