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Recapping the World History Seminar “Towards a Global History of the World Map: The Translation and Circulation of Cartographic Knowledge in Sino-Western Encounters” conducted by Dr. Florin-Stefan MORAR on 18 February 2022

Dr. Florin-Stefan MORAR from the Department of Linguistics and Translation, City University of Hong Kong, was invited by the Centre for Comparative and Public History to deliver a lecture entitled “Towards a Global History of the World Map: The Translation and Circulation of Cartographic Knowledge in Sino-Western Encounters” on 18 February 2022. Dr. MORAR began the seminar by introducing an overview of the early developments of cartography. A deeper understanding of the process for gathering cartographic knowledge that involved the work of translation in East Asia is pertinent to comprehending the creation of world geography. Additionally, features from East Asian and Western cartographies were discussed through the stories of three maps: Ortelius’s map of China in 1584, Matteo Ricci and Li Zhizao’s map of Myriad Kingdoms in 1602, and Li Yingshi’s Map of Observing the Mysteries of the Heaven and Earth in 1603. This session highlighted the importance of cross-cultural translation of maps in contributing to a nuanced understanding of Sino-Western ways of depicting the world.

 


 

Recapping the Academic Seminar “躍出偉人身影外:中國歷史上的守成之君” conducted by Mr. Ian HUEN on 19 February 2022

The M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History, Department of History, and the Alumni Association of M.A. in Comparative and Public History co-hosted an online seminar entitled “躍出偉人身影外:中國歷史上的守成之君” on 19 February 2022.  Mr. Ian HUEN shared his views on history with participants, and examined how the ancient emperors rose to power by applying tactics and strategies from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War with his recent publication The Rising Sons: China’s Imperial Succession & The Art of War.

 


 

Upcoming Events

World History Seminar (2021-22)

3 March 2022 (Thursday)
Lecture 5
Animal Worlds: The Perfection of Nature Between Europe and the Americas
Date: 3 March 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183)
Topic: Animal Worlds: The Perfection of Nature Between Europe and the Americas
Speaker: Dr. Mackenzie COOLEY
Deborah Loeb Brice Fellow
I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
Language: English
10 March 2022 (Thursday)
Lecture 6
Byzantine Astronomy: An Orientalized Modern Research Topic
Date: 10 March 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183)
Topic: Byzantine Astronomy: An Orientalized Modern Research Topic
Speaker: Prof. Maria MAVROUDI
Departments of History and Classics
University of California, Berkeley
Language: English

Origanisers: Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Enquiry: 3943 8541

 


 

The 33rd Ch'ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture

To enhance academic and cultural exchange, New Asia College of the University established the “The Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture” since 1978.  This year, Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang, the Emeritus Professor and Research Professor of Department of History in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been invited as the guest speaker of the following three public lectures:

12 March 2022 (Saturday)
First Lecture
The Confucian Revival Movement in Hong Kong and Singapore in the Early 20th Century
Date: 12 March 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00pm
Topic: The Confucian Revival Movement in Hong Kong and Singapore in the Early 20th Century
Moderator: Prof. CHEUNG Sui Wai
Department of History, CUHK
Language: Cantonese

(This talk is jointly organised by New Asia College, CUHK and the Hong Kong Central Libraries)

18 March 2022 (Friday)
Second Lecture
Beyond China: The Impact of Confucian Culture in the Modern World
Date: 18 March 2022 (Friday)
Time: 11:30am
Topic: Beyond China: The Impact of Confucian Culture in the Modern World
Moderator: Prof. CHEUNG Hiu Yu
Department of History, CUHK
Language: Cantonese
21 March 2022 (Monday)
Third Lecture
Islands and Continents: The Political and Cultural Orientations of Chinese Intellectuals in Hong Kong and Singapore in the Early 20th Century
Date: 21 March 2022 (Monday)
Time: 11:30am
Topic: Islands and Continents: The Political and Cultural Orientations of Chinese Intellectuals in Hong Kong and Singapore in the Early 20th Century
Moderator: Prof. PUK Wing Kin
Department of History, CUHK
Language: Putonghua

(This talk is jointly organised by New Asia College and the Department of History, CUHK)

All lectures will be conducted online.
Online registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=8946495
For enquiries, please call at 3943 7601.

 


 

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 Monday.

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