CHEUNG Sui Wai
The Department held the “History Day 2023” on 11 November 2023. This annual event serves as a platform for the Department to share the teaching and learning of history with the secondary school teachers and students.
Participants enjoyed informative and interesting public lectures that were delivered by Prof. POON Shuk Wah and Dr. WOO Tsz Yan Jessie on the theme “The Historical Images of Women”. These lectures explored the fun and life experience of studying history. In addition, an outstanding alumnus was invited to share his experiences in pursuing further study abroad, and an undergraduate student shared her wonderful campus life and the pleasure of participating in the summer internship.
The event was well received and drew around 270 participants.
The Online Information Seminar for the M.A. Programme in Comparative and Public History was held on 11 November 2023. Prof. HE Xi, Programme Director, introduced the features, study schemes and courses of our M.A. Programme with nearly 50 prospective students.
Following the information seminar, Prof. David FAURE delivered a lecture entitled “從生活的小品到社會經濟史” to discuss the social and economic development of modern China from a micro perspective by various documentaries. It acted as an example showing the participants what public history is.
Prof. Cynthia ROSS from the Department of History, Texas A&M University-Commerce, was invited by the Centre for Comparative and Public History to deliver a lecture entitled “Chana Masala: The Global Roots of a National Dish” on 15 November 2023. The talk delved into the domestication and proliferation of chickpeas, as well as the origins, ingredients, and variations of chana masala in Southeast Asia cuisine. In doing so, the speaker embarked on a brief examination of the origins and cultural associations of chickpeas, particularly in relation to food and ceremonial practices. Specifically, by highlighting the versatility of chickpeas across different cultures, she further shed light on the trade and cultural exchange spanning Afro-Eurasia, as well as the enduring impact of the Moghul dynasty on culinary preferences. Beyond discussing the health benefits and medicinal properties of chickpeas, the talk concluded with thoughtful considerations on how chickpeas could play a role in addressing challenges such as agricultural sustainability, food security, and climate change.
The “Workshop for the Final-Year RPg Students 2023-24” was satisfactorily concluded on 17 November 2023. The Workshop offered an interactive platform for the Department’s research postgraduate students to exchange and discuss their research findings.
Organisers: Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK
Enquiry: 3943 8541
Thanks for the generous sponsorship from the Research Institute for the Humanities at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a group of doctoral and master’s students from the Departments of History, and Chinese Language and Literature have formed the “Interdisciplinary Reading Group on Changsha Wuyi Square Documents”. They will organise a series of reading sessions throughout the 2023-24 academic year. Each session will invite scholars from around the world who are engaged in the study of excavated documents to share their research insights, aiming to broaden the research perspectives of the reading group members. The details of upcoming session are as follows:
|29 November 2023 (Wednesday)
|Room 401, Yasumoto International Academic Park, CUHK (YIA 401)
|Writing and Sealing in the Han Dynasty: Exploring Alternative and Complementary Forms of Written Communication in Ancient China
|Prof. MA Tsang Wing
Department of Chinese History and Culture,
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
|Putonghua & Cantonese
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For teachers and students who have information to share with the Department, please email your articles in both Chinese and English to email@example.com by 4:00pm every Monday.