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Recapping the Academic Seminar “Glosses on Uncertainty: Liang Yusheng, Sima Qian, and the History of the Qin” conducted by Prof. Jeffrey RIEGEL on 2 October 2019

Prof. Jeffrey RIEGEL, Professor Emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley, and The University of Sydney, was invited by the Department to deliver a lecture entitled “Glosses on Uncertainty: Liang Yusheng, Sima Qian, and the History of the Qin” on 2 October 2019.

Prof. RIEGEL presented his ongoing research on the Shiji zhiyi (史記志疑) of Liang Yusheng (梁玉繩) related to the history of the Qin Dynasty. He pointed out that Shiji zhiyi  was not only  an “evidence-based research” on Shiji(史記) but also a critique on Sima Qian (司馬遷) and Liang Yusheng’s perspective on the history of early China. Therefore, through the study of Liang’s life, his education, scholarly associations and the “secondary sources” cited in Shiji zhiyi, Prof. RIEGEL tried to analyse how Liang’s approach toward Shiji and his point of view were affected by scholars of his time like Qian Daxin (錢大昕) and Lu Wenchao (盧文弨), and predecessors such as Liu Zhiji (劉知幾) and Wu Shidao (吳師道), besides the influence from his family. Based on the discussion of Liang’s works, Prof. RIEGEL believed that Shiji was a deeply rich yet problematic source for the history of early China, and thus left room for discussion on the translation of Shiji and the study of Qin history.

 


Recapping the Academic Seminar “Discussing the Doing of Urban History: Using Maps” conducted by Prof. Ian MORLEY on 4 October 2019

Prof. Ian MORLEY explained the importance of using maps in conducting history research as well as the meaning of urban history study. Through a review of his own academic career, he concluded that his professional and research interests were shaped from inter-disciplinary studies that included geography, architecture and history. Prof. MORLEY believed that using maps as a crucial part of his research methodology was even more important than using traditional history materials. Prof MORLEY expressed his great concern for urban changes and the need to observe city changes from different angles such as the visual factor, social structure and symbolic meanings. Finally, Prof. MORLEY shared five research methods for conducting urban history study: urbanisation, urban biography, thematic research, cultural change and contextual study. He felt that we can use such methods to study urban history or combine our research findings with urban history research to get a more complete picture of what we focus on.

 


Upcoming Events

Academic Seminar

25 October 2019 (Friday)
考證──從廟堂到江湖:一副嘉靖青詞對聯的故事
Date : 25 October 2019 (Friday)
Time : 4:30pm-6:15pm
Venue : Room 302, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic : 考證──從廟堂到江湖:一副嘉靖青詞對聯的故事
Speaker : Prof. PUK Wing Kin
Language : Putonghua
Enquiry : 3943 8541

 


Information Seminar for the M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History cum Public Lecture

26 October 2019 (Saturday)
Information Seminar
Date : 26 October 2019 (Saturday)
Time : 2:30pm-4:00pm
Venue : Room 402, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Speaker : Prof. CHEUNG Sui Wai
Language : Cantonese
26 October 2019 (Saturday)
Public Lecture
Date : 26 October 2019 (Saturday)
Time : 4:30pm-6:00pm
Venue : Room 402, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK
Topic : 傳統律法在香港法庭:清律的婦女承產問題
Speaker : Dr. SOO Yiu Chung
School of Chinese, The University of Hong Kong
Language : Cantonese

Orgainser: M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK
Enquiry: 3943 8659

 


Academic Seminar

1 November 2019 (Friday)
Keeping the Memory Alive: Oral History as a Narrative Quest
Date : 1 November 2019 (Friday)
Time : 4:30pm-6:15pm
Venue : Room 302, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic : Keeping the Memory Alive: Oral History as a Narrative Quest
Speaker : Prof. Rowena HE
Language : English
Enquiry : 3943 8541

 


Workshops for the Final-Year RPg Students 2019-20

8 November 2019 (Friday)
Workshop (I)
Date: 8 November 2019 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: CHEUNG Shin Yee
resenter Topic Language
KAN Xuqiang 書吏·錢鋪·公款:晚清巴縣財政背後的金融運作 Putonghua
LIU Wenbin 《山東經會錄》之税糧及其相關問題 Putonghua
LUI Cheuk Yiu Brian 十九世紀四川南部縣的鹽業與地方社會 Putonghua
PENG Hao 崇禎朝鑄錢政策 Putonghua
ZHOU Shuzhe 第三章:閘壩自辟:道光年間 “合作式” 修圩事略 Putonghua
15 November 2019 (Friday)
Workshop (II)
Date: 15 November 2019 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: CHEUNG Sze Ting
Presenter Topic Language
YI Shuihan 唐高宗《實錄》修撰研究 Putonghua
TAN Xiaojun 學的轉向:重探宋初復古思潮 Putonghua
SEE Wing Yin 北宋皇祐二年明堂禮的史源問題與政治意義 Cantonese
YIP Kin Fu 元祐政治的話語權:司馬光「道德權威」的形成 Cantonese
LEE Kwun Chi 評價李鴻章的歷史意義—–以上海李公祠發展為視角
(1901-1937年)
Cantonese
HO Siu Ping
Sammantha
Social Structure and Network of Academic Community: A Case Study of Scholars of Peking University and National Southeastern University (1919-1927) English
22 November 2019 (Friday)
Workshop (III)
Date: 22 November 2019 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am–12:30pm
Venue: Room 101, 1/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Moderator: CHEUNG Sze Ting
Presenter Topic Language
LIU Yichen 十六世紀的糧長:賦役制度與稅收實踐 Putonghua
HUANG Yawen 晚清山東村莊內的納稅方式:基於益都縣裴橋村納糧底冊的考察 Putonghua
WANG Jiayao 瑤族的形塑與歷史書寫:傳統到近代轉變中的粵桂湘交界山區社會 Putonghua
TIAN Fang 資源、權力與制度:近代山西陽泉的礦業開發與社會變遷
(1895-1950)
Putonghua
WU Ziqi 法國殖民管治下的廣州灣商業網絡,1898-1910s Putonghua

For enquiry, please call 3943 7448.

 


Further Study Sharing Session 2019-20

8 November 2019 (Friday)
Sharing Session
Date : 8 November 2019 (Friday)
Time : 2:30pm-4:00pm
Venue : Room 220, 2/F, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Speaker : Prof. CHEUNG Sui Wai
Language : Putonghua
Enquiry : 3943 8659

This sharing session is offered to students of the Department of History.

Orgainser: M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK

 


Academic Seminar

8 November 2019 (Friday)
中西古代文明死後世界之比較:文獻與解讀
Date : 8 November 2019 (Friday)
Time : 4:30pm-6:15pm
Venue : Room 302, 3/F, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK
Topic : 中西古代文明死後世界之比較:文獻與解讀
Speaker : Prof. POO Mu-chou
Language : Putonghua
Enquiry : 3943 8541

 


Yu Ying-shih Lecture in History 2019

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 HE Jun, Distinguished Professor and Doctoral Advisor, School of Philosophy, Fudan University, has been invited as the guest speaker of the following two public lectures:

10 November 2019 (Sunday)
First Lecture
Date : 10 November 2019 (Sunday)
Time : 3:00pm
Venue : Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Central Library
66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Topic : Reshaping the Doctrine and Shelving the Classic – Dan Zhu’s Studies of the Spring and Autumn Annals (Chunqiu) as an Example
Moderator: Prof. LAI Ming Chiu
Department of History, CUHK
Language : Putonghua

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.

11 November 2019 (Monday)
Second Lecture
Date : 11 November 2019 (Monday)
Time : 4:00pm
Venue : Cho Yiu Conference Hall
G/F, University Administration Building, CUHK
Topic : The Philosophy of “Understanding the Essence to Achieve Practical Use” (Ming Ti Da Yong) and its Rise and Fall – Hu-Learning (Huxue) as an Example
Moderator: Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang
Department of History, CUHK
Language : Putonghua

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

For enquiry, please call 3943 1585/3943 7611.

 


Public Lectures on History 2019-20

With One Hundred Years of the May Fourth Movement as the theme, two distinguished scholars will deliver lectures in November 2019.

12 November 2019 (Tuesday)
First Lecture
Date : 12 November 2019 (Tuesday)
Time : 5:00pm–6:30pm
Venue : Cho Yiu Conference Hall
G/F, University Administration Building, CUHK
Topic : 五四的逆流:國學南移與香江國學之興起
Speaker : Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang
Emeritus Professor and Research Professor
Department of History, CUHK
Moderator : Prof. HO Pui Yin
Vice Chair and Professor
Department of History, CUHK
Language : Putonghua
14 November 2019 (Thursday)
Second Lecture
Date : 14 November 2019 (Thursday)
Time : 5:00pm–6:30pm
Venue : Cho Yiu Conference Hall
G/F, University Administration Building, CUHK
Topic : 五四研究的若干思考
Speaker :  Prof. WANG Fan-sen
Distinguished Research Fellow
Institute of History and Philology
Academia Sinica
Moderator : Prof. LEE Ou Fan Leo
Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture, CUHK
Language : Putonghua

Admission is free; reservation is required.
– For online registration and more information, please visit www.history.cuhk.edu.hk/Event/2019_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

 


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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