Mr. James MORTON of the History Department, University of California, Berkeley, was invited by the Department to present a lecture to the Department’s postgraduate students.
He took the example of the Greek Orthodox Christians of southern Italy, who were conquered by the Roman Catholic Normans in the 11th century. He showed how the Greeks in southern Italy preserved their own separate system of religious law following the conquest, gaining acceptance and legitimacy for it from the Norman kings and the Latin Church of Rome. He further argued that Greek religious law in southern Italy was gradually transformed from a formal legal system to a tool to defend Greek customs, allowing the community to maintain its distinctive cultural identity.
Dr. Anna GRABER of the History Department, Nazarbayev University, was invited by the Department to present a lecture to the Department’s postgraduate students.
In this seminar, Dr. GRABER discussed about Siberian Enlightenment by examining how mines and metallurgical factories, the principle sites of Russian natural historical investigation of the earth, became significant centres of Enlightenment culture and knowledge production. She sought to offer a new interpretation of the Russian Enlightenment as a movement that was far more technical and socially and geographically diverse than previously understood.
|27 October 2017 (Friday)
|Room 304, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
|Hong Kong’s Colonial Governance and the Chinese Community’s Response to Sanitation Policies (Late 19th to Early 20th Century)
|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 CHEN Jo-shui, Distinguished Professor of History and NTU Chair Professor of National Taiwan University has been invited as the guest speaker of the following two public lectures:
|9 November 2017 (Thursday)
|Cho Yiu Hall, G/F, University Administration Building, CUHK
|Yi 義 in Early Chinese Thought and its Transformations
|Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang
Dean, Faculty of Arts, CUHK
This lecture will be conducted in Putonghua. For reservation, please email to email@example.com
|11 November 2017 (Saturday)
|Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
|Yi 義 in Traditional Chinese Culture and Thought: With Comments on Yi and Justice
|Prof. LAI Ming Chiu
Chairman, Department of History, CUHK
This lecture will be conducted in Putonghua and is jointly organised by the Committee on Yu Ying-shih Lecture in History, CUHK and the Hong Kong Museum of History.
No reservation is needed. For enquiry, please call 3943 1585/ 3943 7611.
About this Workshop
The workshop focuses on the mental and social reactions of Chinese intellectuals in great periods of transformation during imperial and modern China. It attempts to provide early-career historians, social scientists, and researchers from different fields a chance to share findings on the cutting-edge theme of the history of Chinese intellectuals. The workshop is also open to research students and the learned public. Papers of relevance to the following four themes are welcomed:
|Rise of neo-Confucianism and its influence on the mentality of traditional scholars
|Changing mentality and patterns of behavior of Chinese intellectuals in times of crisis
|Transition in the mentality of contemporary Chinese intellectuals: global capitalism, state power, and cultural identity
|Formation and transformation of intellectual communities in modern China
|31 December 2017
|Paper proposals, CV and a 300-500 word abstract (in English or Chinese)
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
|15 January 2018
|Notification of accepted proposals
|1 April 2018
|Submission of full papers
Organisers: Department of History, CUHK; Faculty of Arts, CUHK; Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University; Webster University
For teachers and students who have information to share with the Department,
please email your articles in both Chinese and English to email@example.com by 4:00pm every Tuesday.