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Briefing Session for Summer Internship Programme 2019

The Department of History has organised the Summer Internship Programme for its students since 2000. For the current year, 15 partner organisations in Hong Kong, the Mainland and Taiwan, which include government departments, publishers and museums, offer over 30 intern positions to History full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students (including the MA Programme in Comparative and Public History). The application deadline is 8 March 2019. Please visit or attend the following briefing session to learn more about this programme.

Date: 27 February 2019 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK

For enquiry, please call Miss Tsang at 3943 7117.


Application for the Leung Hung Kee Scholarships for Distinguished History Undergraduate Students to Undertake Research Work

Leung Hung Kee Scholarships for Distinguished History Undergraduate Students to Undertake Research Work are now open for application. The application deadline is 15 March 2019. Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered. For details of the Scholarships and the application form, please download at:

Should you have any questions, please call at 3943 7117 or email to



Our welcome to Ms. SIU Shuk Man, Esther, who joins the Division Office as Executive Officer II effective 11 February 2019. Ms. SIU will be responsible for matters of the Graduate Division as well as academic and research activities of the Department.


Academic Activities

Recapping the Academic Seminar “漢代時期東亞知識的傳播:以《論語》為中心” conducted by Prof. KIM Kyung-Ho on 21 January 2019

Prof. KIM Kyung-ho from the Academy of East Asian Studies, Sungkyunkwan University was invited by the Department to deliver a lecture entitled “Knowledge Dissemination in East Asia during the Han Era: A Case Study of the Analects” (漢代時期東亞知識的傳播:以《論語》為中心) on 21 January 2019. Prof. KIM has worked on the history of Warring States period and Qin-Han China for more than 30 years, specializing in the study of bamboo and silk among the ancient East Asian world. In this lecture, Prof. KIM discussed how Confucianism was developed and disseminated in the Han Dynasty by using bamboo and wooden-strip Analects excavated in Hebei Province, Gansu Province and Pyongyang in North Korea as examples. These bamboo and wooden Analects were very similar in word usage and material feature while most of them were produced in the reign of the Emperor Xuan (74-49 BC), when the Han government officially promoted Confucianism. Prof. KIM, therefore, argued the excavated Analects were the standardized teaching materials published and disseminated by the government.


Upcoming Events

Public Lectures on History and Business in China 2018–19

Public Lectures on History and Business in China 2018-19 will be held in March 2019. Professor Jean-François HUCHET, Professor of Economics and Vice-President for Research of National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilisation (INALCO), has been invited as the guest speaker to deliver two public lectures.

21 March 2019 (Thursday)
First Lecture
“Objective 2049” or How to Overcome the Legacy of Deng Xiaoping in Reforming the Chinese Economic System? Between Necessities and Dilemmas
Date: 21 March 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre
G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Moderator: Prof. David FAURE
Wei Lun Research Professor of History
Department of History, CUHK
22 March 2019 (Friday)
Second Lecture
40 Years of Economic Reforms in China: Towards Convergence with Western Capitalism?
Date: 22 March 2019 (Friday)
Time: 5:00pm–6:30pm
Venue: Cho Yiu Conference Hall
G/F, University Administrative Building, CUHK
Moderator: Prof. HO Pui Yin
Vice Chair and Professor
Department of History, CUHK

Lectures will be conducted in English.

Admission is free; reservation is required. To reserve a seat, please
– Register online at
– Call at 3943 8541

For more information, please visit or

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

Sponsor: Eminence History Department Fund, CUHK


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