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New Book Released by Prof. HE Xi and Prof. David FAURE

Author:

HE Xi, David FAURE

Publisher:

Beijing Normal University Press

Year of Publication:

2022

 


 

Academic Activities

Recapping the World History Seminar “The Morisco Problem in Sixteenth-Century Spain” conducted by Dr. Stephanie M. CAVANAUGH on 24 March 2022

Dr. Stephanie M. CAVANAUGH from the Exeter College of University of Oxford, was invited by the Centre for Comparative and Public History to deliver a lecture entitled “The Morisco Problem in Sixteenth-Century Spain” on 24 March 2022. Dr. CAVANAUGH introduced her research in her forthcoming book, Morisco Conversions: Belonging, Status and Legal Action in Early Modern Valladolid which studies how Moriscos living in the Castilian city of Valladolid used legal actions to contest the assimilationist policies aimed at their conversion to Catholicism. Moriscos were Iberian Muslims converted to Catholicism. The attempt to expulse Morisco communities in Valladolid’s Barrio de Santa provoked legal resistance and eventually resulted in new leases to their properties. Between 1609 and 1614, Morisco communities were suffering from forced expulsion that took place under the Spanish Kingdom. The case of Isabel De Molina in 1610 offered an example of a Morisco in Valladolid who met the requirements for being a good Catholic Christian was allowed to stay in the city. The exemption from expulsion was granted from witnesses’ testimony attested to Molina’s piety and devotion to Christianity. Through these historical legal processes, Dr. CAVANAUGH revealed the process of Morisco’s participation in the negotiations over identification and status in the early modern era.

 

 


 

Upcoming Events

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.

 


 

Workshops for the First-Year RPg Students 2021-22

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.

 


 

World History Seminar (2021-22)

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
21 April 2022 (Thursday)
Lecture 11
West African and World History: A New Perspective
Date: 21 April 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Venue: Conducted online via ZOOM (Meeting ID: 990 8868 4183)
Topic: West African and World History: A New Perspective
Speaker: Prof. Toby GREEN
Professor of Precolonial and Lusophone African History and Culture
Department of History, King’s College London
Language: English

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

 


 

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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