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Students who wish to change their course enrolment for Term 2 are reminded to do so via the CUSIS during the following specified add/drop periods:

Undergraduate programme: Between 8:30pm on 13 January 2020 and 8:30pm on 19 January 2020
Postgraduate programmes: Between 10am on 6 January 2020 and 5:30pm on 20 January 2020


Academic Activities

Recapping the Academic Workshop and Lecture by Prof. YUN Jae Seug on 6 January 2020

Prof. YUN Jae Seug of the Department of History, Kyungpook National University, was invited by the Department to conduct a workshop and deliver a lecture on 6 January 2020.

The workshop entitled “五一廣場東漢簡牘工作坊:簡介五一廣場東漢簡牘的研究—以韓國為中心” was conducted in the morning. Prof. LAI Ming Chiu gave opening remarks and welcomed Prof. YUN for his visit and lecture to the Department. Prof. YUN then delivered a short speech about the general situation of bamboo and wooden slips excavated in the Korean Peninsula. After that, seven research postgraduate students of the Department gave presentations based on their own research findings and concluded by an interactive discussion. Prof. LAI and Prof. YUN encouraged students to extend their perspectives to a wider historical context in order to enhance their research outcomes.

In the afternoon, Prof. YUN delivered a lecture entitled “韓半島儒家文化的形成與近年出土的《論語》簡”. Prof. YUN shared the process of Confucianisation in the Korean Peninsula. According to traditional documents, Goguryeo was the first country that accepted Confucianism during the period of Three Kingdoms of Korea. Baekje and Silla, the other two kingdoms, followed by setting up Taixue in their countries. However, limited stories of Confucianism were recorded in traditional documents, so bamboo and wooden slips became important materials for the study of Confucianism. By comparison, Analects from the Dingzhou wooden slips and the Pyongyang wooden slips have a similar shape, font, braid position and writing style. In conclusion, in the 1st century, the symbol of Confucianism, Analects, spread from inland China to border areas, including the Lelang Commandery. Lelang Commandery, as a window of Han culture, introduced Confucianism to the whole Korean Peninsula.


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