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Course Enrolments

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 17 January 2022 and 8:30pm on 23 January 2022
Postgraduate programmes: Between 10am on 10 January 2022 and 5:30pm on 24 January 2022



Academic Activities

Recapping the Academic Seminar “Ancestral Shade: Kinship and Ecology in Southeastern China” conducted by Dr. Ian MILLER on 4 January 2022

Dr. Ian MILLER, Assistant Professor of History at St. John’s University, was invited by the Department to deliver a lecture entitled “Ancestral Shade: Kinship and Ecology in Southeastern China” on 4 January 2022.

In this talk, Dr. MILLER explored the implications that grave disputes have for our understanding of the interplay between kinship and ecology in the village landscape throughout the southeastern China. Despite influenced by the customs and traditions of China throughout many dynasties, these villages are inevitable products of a particular institutional arrangement – the local lineage organization. He then shared how the village landscape was determined by the relationship between different kinships interwoven each other and their interactions with the ecological environment surrounding them. He illustrated the placement and management of graves which occupied a relatively small area of the village landscape but had a critical effect over the development of the villages, especially incorporated with the fengshui geomancy which played an overarching role in organizing human relations with the local landscape.



Upcoming Events

22 January 2022 (Saturday)
Lecture Series on Legal History in the New Territories
傳統律法在現代法庭 III
Date: 22 January 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Venue: LT5, 3/F, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK
Topic: 新界沿用的中國法律和習俗:
Speaker: Mr. Valentine S.T. YIM
Bernacchi Chambers
Language: Cantonese
Enquiry: 3943 8541

Origaniser: Centre for Chinese History, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



World History Seminar (2021-22)

26 January 2022 (Wednesday)
Lecture 1
World History Roundtable: ‘What is World History?’
Date: 26 January 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183)
Topic: World History Roundtable: ‘What is World History?’
Speakers: Prof. Gregory GORDON (Faculty of Law, CUHK);
Prof. Stuart MCMANUS (Department of History, CUHK);
Prof. Ryan MITCHELL (Faculty of Law, CUHK);
Prof. Ian MORLEY (Department of History, CUHK);
Prof. James MORTON (Department of History, CUHK);
Prof. PUK Wing Kin (Department of History, CUHK);
Prof. Christopher ROBERTS (Faculty of Law, CUHK);
Prof. Noah SHUSTERMAN (Department of History, CUHK)
Language: English
Enquiry: 3943 8541

Organiser: Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong



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