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Recapping the World History Seminar “Mesoamerican Origins: Uncovering the Early Maya at Ceibal” conducted by Dr. Jessica MACLELLAN on 17 March 2022

Dr. Jessica MACLELLAN from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, was invited by the Centre for Comparative and Public History to deliver a lecture entitled “Mesoamerican Origins: Uncovering the Early Maya at Ceibal” on 17 March 2022. Dr. MACLELLAN shared her research at Ceibal, Guatemala concerning the development of Maya society, in particular, the socio-political of early household rituals at the Karinel Group. Ritual not only unites communities but can also divide them and be a source of conflict. Based on her excavations at the Karinel Group which revealed ritual deposits dating to the preclassic period (c.1000 BC – AD 300), Dr. MACLELLAN suggested that Maya public rituals did not necessarily develop from domestic practices. Caches at Ceibal in Guatemala in fact demonstrated the simultaneous emergence of distinct domestic and public rituals. Early Maya society thus had multiple ritual systems which created overlapping communities. The situation was last until c.350 BC when domestic and public rituals became centralized due to a major shift in ritual practices. Dr. MACLELLAN also shared her current project which investigates the nature of the relationships among household and how did those relationships change around 350 BC and whether there were evidence of social hierarchy and inequality.

 

 


 

Recapping Academic Seminar “吾家吾國:一個歷史學者的自述” conducted by Prof. CHENG Hwei Shing on 19 March 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 “吾家吾國:一個歷史學者的自述” on 19 March 2022. Prof. CHENG Hwei Shing shared the reasons for writing his own biography with nearly 400 participants, and explored history from personal and family experiences with his recent publication 陌上草青:一個歷史學者的自述.

 

 


 

Upcoming Events

World History Seminar (2021-22)

31 March 2022 (Thursday)
Lecture 9
Classicising Learning and Empire: Byzantine Contexts, Chinese Comparisons
Date: 31 March 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183)
Topic: Classicising Learning and Empire: Byzantine Contexts, Chinese Comparisons
Speaker: Prof. Niels GAUL
School of History, Classics & Archaeology
University of Edinburgh
Language: English
14 April 2022 (Thursday)
Lecture 10
Acculturation and Authority in the Roman and Han Empires
Date: 14 April 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183)
Topic: Acculturation and Authority in the Roman and Han Empires
Speaker: Prof. Carlos NOREÑA
Department of History
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

 


 

Workshops for the First-Year RPg Students 2021-22

1 April 2022 (Friday)
RPg Workshop (I)
Date: 1 April 2022 (Friday)
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 926 4240 6754)
Moderator: CHEN Mengjia

 

Presenter Topic Language
CHEN Qingyan 阮刻十三經刊刻背景初探 Putonghua
ZHAO Xiaoxi 港口與城市:近代天津之貿易網絡,1862-1900 Putonghua
ZHU Gehui 貿易、城防與善後:第一次鴉片戰爭中的鎮江 Putonghua
LIU Shixuan 事件、經歷和神話:對於當下「八十年代」敘述模式的反思與補充 Putonghua
ZOU Ningning Images of Female Patrons in the Carolingian and Tang Dynasties English
1 April 2022 (Friday)
RPg Workshop (II)
Date: 1 April 2022 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 926 4240 6754)
Moderator: LAW Yu Him

 

Presenter Topic Language
CHEN Mengjia 早期中國的「行神」信仰 Putonghua
CHEUNG Lok Yee 兩漢對「不正常」的論述——從「妖」一字的意涵談起 Cantonese
CHAN Wai 功業與帝業:漢魏之際的政治變革 Cantonese
LI King Kwan 東晉南朝之書籍生產與閲讀文化 Putonghua
CHUA Eden Hwei Bing The Origins of the Malayan Constitution English
WONG Kang Shing The Defiant Youth: Early Years of Cathay Pacific, 1946-1959 English
8 April 2022 (Friday)
RPg Workshop (III)
Date: 8 April 2022 (Friday)
Time: 2:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 926 4240 6754)
Moderator: CHEN Mengjia

 

Presenter Topic Language
LAW Yu Him 戰時重慶的國民建構:以新生活模範區為中心 Cantonese
TAM Hiu Man 公開的情感:女學生生活及同性情誼 (1919-1937) Cantonese
CHENG Pui On 宋徽宗的禮儀制作與「聖學」建構 Cantonese
JIANG Shuqing The Construction of Family Identity of the Lü Family in Lantian during the Northern Song Period (960-1127 CE) English
MANG Ming Fai 變夷為夏:晚金統治危機下的「古學運動」 Cantonese

For enquiry, please call 3943 7448.

 


 

Yu Ying-shih Lecture in History 2021/22

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 David FAURE, the Emeritus Professor of Department of History in The Chinese University of Hong Kong, has been invited as the guest speaker of the following two public lectures:

4 April 2022 (Monday)
First Lecture
Company Law, Legal Standards of Accounting and the History of Business Enterprise in China: Viewpoints of Max Weber and Yu Ying-shih
Date: 4 April 2022 (Monday)
Time: 4:00pm
Topic: Company Law, Legal Standards of Accounting and the History of Business Enterprise in China: Viewpoints of Max Weber and Yu Ying-shih
Moderator: Prof. Prof. LAU Kwok Ying
Department of Philosophy, CUHK
Language: Putonghua

9 April 2022 (Saturday)
Second Lecture
The Ideal and Practice of Lineage: A Perspective from Historical Anthropology
Date: 9 April 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 3:00pm
Topic: The Ideal and Practice of Lineage: A Perspective from Historical Anthropology
Moderator: Prof. CHEUNG Sui Wai
Department of History, CUHK
Language: Cantonese

(This lecture is jointly organised by the Steering Committee on Yu Ying-shih Lecture in History, CUHK and the Hong Kong Museum of History.)

All lectures will be conducted online.
Online registration: https://cloud.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/webform/view.php?id=13645309
For enquiries, please call at 3943 1585.

 


 

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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