This is a series of public lectures by the faculty from HKUST to share with the increasingly better educated public in Hong Kong the advanced knowledge in the domain of multidisciplinary humanities, which is for the public, of the public, and by the public. 隨著香港社會專上及持續教育的普及，學術知識越來越成為公眾知情權的重要內容。學術知識貴在創新，但新知自應造福人群。人文學科美於人情，而話語豈宜黌宮獨唱。香港科技大學人文學部因與香港歷史博物館合設科大人文新語講座系列，期與公眾共享文史哲等多元領域的人文學術研究成果。 This is a series of public lectures by the faculty from HKUST to share with the increasingly better educated public in Hong Kong the advanced knowledge in the domain of multidisciplinary humanities, which is for the public, of the public, and by the public.
Abstract: After Christopher Columbus opened up sea routes between the Old Word and the New, the world’s food supply was transformed, with major crops moving between continents. Several millennia earlier, an equally radical transformation opened up land routes across the Old World, and major crops moved between eastern and western Eurasia. However, this earlier episode of food globalization has only recently come to light, thanks to novel possibilities of scientific archaeology. In this seminar talk, the results of those novel methods, and the various crop movements of the 3rd and 2nd millennia BC are explained. Professor Jones will go on to consider some key questions about those movements: first of all, how they happened and what were the corresponding movements of people; secondly, what were consequences of those movements, for the different societies emerging in different regions of the Old World. About the Speaker: Professor Martin Jones is the first George Pitt-Rivers Professor of archaeological Science at the University of Cambridge, Vice-Master of Darwin College, Cambridge, and Chairman of Trustees at the Needham Research Institute and a world renowned archaeologist. For forty years he has published reports of his archaeobotanical research, into the nature and development of agriculture in different parts of the world. In the 1990s, his work expanded from archaeobotany to embrace the novel field of archaeogenetics, subsequently engaging with stable isotope palaeodietary studies. His research group has played a lead role in combining these three methodological strands to investigate the human food quest in the past, and address its implications for present and future foodways.
Contents: Come join us in this Information Session to learn more about: • how pursuing an MPhil or PhD program at HKUST would be a good investment for your future • how you can make great impacts to the world together with HKUST researchers • how the HKUST research programs will put you onto a promising path HKUST's research excellence is recognized by the Research Assessment Exercise committed by the University Grants Committee in Hong Kong, with 70% of our research submissions being rated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent” (vs 25%-51% for other local universities). Rundown: 6:00 - 6:30pm Light Refreshments 6:30 - 7:00pm Introduction of MPhil and PhD studies at HKUST with Student Sharing 7:10 - 8:00pm Breakout Sessions by SHSS in Rm 4472 (4/F, Lifts 25-26) To register, pleas click here (hyperlink: https://pg.ust.hk/cgi-bin/pg/eng/edm_reg.php?catid=1&sid=22&tid=91&id=143) If you have any inquiry, please contact Office of Postgraduate Studies, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Zhang Junmai 张君劢 (1886-1969), also known as Carsun Chang, is a towering yet controversial twentieth-century Chinese intellectual figure. This talk will critically explore the development of his thought in the context of his interpretation of Western and Confucian philosophy, constitutional democracy and socialism, and questions of modernity in China. Bibliography Eric S. Nelson is Associate Professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has published over seventy articles and book chapters on Continental, Chinese, and Comparative philosophy. He is the author of Chinese and Buddhist Philosophy in early Twentieth-Century German Thought (Bloomsbury, 2017) and is currently working on the early modern German reception of Chinese philosophy from Leibniz to Hegel. He is the co-editor of the Bloomsbury Companion to Heidegger(Bloomsbury, expanded edition 2016), Between Levinas and Heidegger (SUNY Press, 2014), Anthropologie und Geschichte: Studien zu Wilhelm Dilthey aus Anlass seines 100. Todestages (Königshausen & Neumann, 2013), Rethinking Facticity (SUNY Press, 2008), and Addressing Levinas (Northwestern University Press, 2005). He has also edited special topic issues of Frontiers of Philosophy in China and the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.
摘要： 在北京中國第一歷史檔案館收藏有一幅三米見方的彩色地圖，圖名為《大明混一圖》，未注作者與繪製年代。此圖外界很少有人知曉，上世紀五十年代在日本出版的《地理學史研究》一書中曾以小圖形式登出，因為太小，無從瞭解具體內容。九十年代，大陸曹婉如先生等編纂《中國古代地圖集》，將其收入圖集中，才得以較清晰的形式公佈於世。經本人研究，此圖為中國學者約繪于明洪武二十二年（1389年），早于李氏朝鮮所繪《混一疆理歷代國都之圖》（1402年），其目的是讚頌明朝的建立、漢人重新統治“天下”。其範圍東至日本，西至西歐、西非，北至西伯利亞，南至爪哇，是一幅舊大陸的世界地圖，其內容與元朱思本的《輿地圖》（見於明羅洪先的《廣輿圖》）相近似。由於她繪于鄭和下西洋之前，說明其知識來源與鄭和遠航無關，應是取自流傳下來的元代圖籍；反過來說，鄭和遠航有可能使用了與此相關的地圖，因而具有特殊的學術意義。原圖為漢文標注，至清朝以後，由於朝廷使用，故又將其譯成滿文，以題簽的形式保存，故也是研究明清兩代皇帝對於地圖的態度與使用的寶貴史料。 作者簡介： 教授現職中國科學院大學人文學院，曾任中國科學院自然科學史研究所研究員；他的學術範疇涵蓋中國地圖學史、中國地理學史、中外科技交流史等，對中國古地圖研究甚深。