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.
Address: Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Phone: 3943 7119
Directions to the Venue:
1) A special shuttle bus service has been arranged and will leave the University MTR Station at 10:00am. Participants can board the special shuttle bus at 9:55am at the bus stop near the University Piazza (near the campus school bus route No 2). A staff member will be stationed at the University Piazza, who will hold a direction sign.
2) Take campus school bus No 2 to New Asia College (departure time: At 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past each hour) and then walk to Leung Hung Kee Building.
3) Drive to New Asia College and then walk to Leung Hung Kee Building.
Prof. LAI Ming Chiu has devoted himself to the study of family form in the Qin and Han dynasties for a long time, especially the regional differences of family form. With pictures and reorganised information of household registration records in Liye Stripes of Qin, Prof. LAI provided informative guidance on reading and analysing household information in bamboo and wood slips documents. Although the dominant family form is a simple family household consisting of a couple and their children, extended family households and multiple family households can also be found in the records in Liye Stripes. Prof. LAI pointed out that the diversity of forms of family households revealed the flexibility when the law of compulsory household division was put into practice. Since most of households documented in the household registration slips were new immigrants, Prof. LAI inferred that taking living and working together as a survival strategy for new immigrants could be a possible explanation for the forms of larger family households.
Co-organised with the Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the Department held the CUHK History Day 2016 on 12 November 2016. This annual event serves as a platform for the Department to share the teaching and learning of history with the secondary school sector.
Participants enjoyed the informative and interesting public lecture and interactive game delivered by Prof. PUK Wing Kin on the theme “27 April 1911 Second Guangzhou Uprising”. Four undergraduate students shared their learning experience with the participants, enabling them to learn more about university life and prospects. They also shared their research trips conducted during the summer. This gave the audience vivid examples on historical studies beyond the secondary school level.
With the successful completion of the short film competition “Hong Kong People and the Sea” for secondary school students in association with the Hong Kong Heritage Museum last year, the awards presentation ceremony was held during the History Day. Ms. Belinda WONG, Museum Director of the Hong Kong Museum of History, and Prof. HO Pui Yin, Vice Chair of the Department, were invited to present prizes to the winners. Apart from the presentation of awards, the winning films were shown at the ceremony.
The event was well received and attended by over 200 participants from 20 secondary schools.
|Date:||25 November 2016 (Friday)|
|Venue:||Room 304, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK|
|Speaker:||Prof. YIP Hon Ming
Adjunct Professor, Department of History, CUHK
|Date:||2 December 2016 (Friday)|
|Venue:||Room 304, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK|
|Topic:||Town Planning and Hong Kong’s Governance Efficiency (1841-2015)|
|Speaker:||Prof. HO Pui Yin|
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 Hoyt Cleveland TILLMAN, Professor of Chinese History, Arizona State University has been invited as the guest speaker of the following two public lectures:
|Date:||6 December 2016 (Tuesday)|
|Venue:||Cho Yiu Hall, G/F, University Administration Building, CUHK|
|Topic:||Evolving Unitary Executive Power in Response to Crises:
A Post-9/11 America Reflection on China’s Imperial System
|Moderator:||Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang
Dean of Arts, CUHK
|Date:||10 December 2016 (Saturday)|
|Venue:||Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
|Topic:||Conflicts between Filial Piety and Loyalty in Chinese Culture History|
|Moderator:||Prof. CHEUNG Hiu Yu
Department of History, CUHK
This talk is jointly organised by the Committee on Yu Ying-shih Lecture in History, CUHK and the Hong Kong Museum of History.
The lectures will be conducted in English. For enquiries, please call at 3943 7610 or email to email@example.com.
|Date:||12–13 December 2016 (Monday & Tuesday)|
|Venue:||Room 220, 2/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK|
|Language:||Putonghua / English|
For seat reservation and more information,
please visit https://www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/Event/2016_manuscripts
Organisers: Centre for Chinese History, Department of History, CUHK; Center of Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts, Wuhan University; Department of History, Kyungpook National University
The period between the mid-nineteenth century and the onset of World War Two bore witness to major economic, political, environmental, and cultural developments in Southeast (SE) Asia. Broadly referred to the region’s modernisation phase much of this evolution was fuelled not just by colonialism or revolution but by the region’s shifting relationship with nations in the Americas, principally the United States (US). Notably, much of this advancement transpired within urban locales: towns and cities bore witness to many changes in their built form, and to how life was being lived within them.
This conference accordingly invites papers that engage with the theme of SE Asian-US connectivity between the mid-1800s and 1941. What, how, and why these developments came about within urban places are to be discussed in the context of the event. Particularly welcome are contributions that investigate the effect of American culture, economics, and politics upon Southeast Asian’s ‘progress’. Contributions that explore American Exceptionalism and imperialism, American civilisation and changing mores and customs in SE Asia, transportation, city designing, governance, industry, plus social and religious issues as well as the Asian grasp of modernity itself are encouraged. Papers with a cross-disciplinary and comparative approach are also welcome.
Abstracts of up to 250 words, along with paper title, name, affiliation, and contact details should be submitted on or before the deadline of Friday, 23 December 2016. For papers accepted by scholars based outside of Hong Kong SAR, financial assistance to cover accommodation and airport pick-up costs will be available. For additional information, or to submit a paper proposal, please contact Prof. Ian MORLEY, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
For teachers and students who have information to share with the Department,
please email your articles in both Chinese and English to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00pm every Tuesday.