International Language Education Events & Activities

Seminar
Dignity In Critical and Comparative Perspective (Wednesday 27 Jun 2018)

Session One: Confucianism, Rights, and Dignity Chair: Benedict CHAN (HKBU) 9:30 – 10:15: Joseph CHAN (HKU) -- Confucian Reflections on Human Dignity 10:30 – 11:15: Sungmoon KIM (CUHK) -- Confucianism, Moral Equality, and Human Rights: A Mencian Perspective 11:30 – 12:15: Tongdong BAI (Fudan) -- Human Rights without Kantian Dignity Session Two: Dignity and Continental Thought Chair: David CHAI (CUHK) 1:30 – 2:15: Stephen PALMQUIST (HKBU) -- Kant on the Dignity of Authentic Religion 2:30 – 3:15: Greg MOSS (CUHK) -- Against Total Depravity: Recovering Human Dignity in the Romantic Imagination 3:30 – 4:15: Eric NELSON (HKUST) -- Bloch and Levinas: Temporality, Prophetic Materialism, and Republican Dignity Session Three: Reconsidering Dignity and the Political Chair: Joshua DERMAN (HKUST) 5:00 – 6:15: Michael ROSEN (Harvard) -- The Politics of Dignity

Date
June 27, 2018 (Wednesday)
Time
9:30 am - 6:15 pm
Venue
Room 7332, Academic Building (Lifts 13 - 15)
Language
English


A Discussion of Chinese Studies in Zhu Xi's Philosophy in the First 80 Years in 20th Century 二十世紀前八十年華人朱子學研究探討

Abstract At the early stage of the twentieth century, facing the challenges from western philosophy, a series of Chinese scholars, in readjusting the perspective and research method, began to have a new exploration on Zhu Xi’s philosophy. They re-specified the research scope and adopted terms in western philosophy to accurately define concepts in Zhu Xi’s theories. This research focuses on the first eighty years in the twentieth century, including the early establishment of the discipline of modern study in Zhu Xi’s philosophy, and the framework of Zhu Xi’s theories put forward by several scholars after 1949. As a review of the foundation of modern study in Zhu Xi’s philosophy, this thesis could provide help on recognizing the direction, the method, the inheritance and the innovation in contemporary studies in Zhu Xi and Neo-Confucianism. 摘要 在二十世紀初,一批中國哲學學人在西學挑戰下,重新調整視野和方法,開始對傳統朱子學研究展開新的探索。他們對朱子哲學的討論範圍作了新的規定,並利用西方哲學的概念術語對朱子學說作了初步的界定工作。本項研究主要對二十世紀前八十年的朱子學研究進行探討,其範圍包括民國時期朱子學的初期建構,以及1949年之後幾位學者在最早對朱子哲學體系提出的框架基礎。作為對現代朱子學發展基礎的回顧,這篇論文可為進一步認識當下朱子研究乃至理學研究的方向及方法,繼承與創新的層面起到一定的幫助。

Speaker(s)
Mr. Yingfang WANG
Date
June 21, 2018 (Thursday)
Time
10:00 am
Venue
Room 3301, Academic Building (Lift 2)
Language
Mandarin

Conference
In the Realm of the Senses: Mapping China’s Modern Sensorium 現代中國的感覺與感官革命(Tuesday 19 - Wednesday 20 Jun 2018)

Day 1 (19 June, 2018 Tuesday) 9:15-9:30 am coffee/tea and welcome 9:30-11:00 am Panel I (Moderator: Joachim Gentz) Jane Geaney (University of Richmond) (Re)thinking through Early Chinese Senses Paolo Santangelo (Sapienza University of Rome) The Role of the Senses in Chinese Culture: Some Reflections on Pains, Images, and Smells 11:00-11:30 am coffee/tea break 11:30 am-1:00 pm Panel II (Moderator: Paul Pickowicz) Barbara Mittler (University of Heidelberg) Locating Re-Spectable Touch—Visual Mindmaps from China’s Print Media, 1900s-2000s Shengqing Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) “Stealing Sweet Dew from the Lips”: Touch and Intimacy in Modern Chinese Culture 1:00-2:15 pm lunch 2:15-3:45 pm Panel III (Moderator: Aaron Moore) Xiaobing Tang (University of Michigan) To Hear Our Voice Shake the World: How Choral Singing Transformed Chinese Society Jie Li (Harvard University) Radios and Loudspeakers: Technologies of Listening in the Mao Era 3:45-4:15 pm coffee/tea break 4:15-5:45 pm Panel IV (Moderator: Xiaobing Tang) Wen-huei Cheng 鄭文惠 (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) 攝影與圖像之間:近代中國國粹學派視覺現代性研究 (Between Photography and Painting: On the Practices of the National Essence School and Visual Modernity in China) Kean-fung Guan 顔健富 (National Tsinghua University, Taiwan) 感受「非洲」:晚清文學中的異域形象 (Sensing Africa: The Exotic Images of the Foreign Land in Late Qing Literature) Day 2 (20 June, 2018 Wednesday) 9:15-9:30 am coffee/tea 9:30-11:00 am Panel V (Moderator: Paolo Santangelo) Xuelei Huang (University of Edinburgh) The Stagnant Ditch and the Politics of Deodorizing China Lena Henningsen (University of Freiburg) Sweet Bitterness: Tasting and Sensing the Chinese Cultural Revolution 11:00-11:30 am coffee/tea break 11:30 am-1:00 pm Panel VI (Moderator: Shengqing Wu) Shuowin Chen 陳碩文 (National Chengchi University) 另一種「肉感」:上海三十年代對唯美文學身體書寫的譯介與接受 (Another “Sensuality”: Translation and Transculturation of the Aesthetic Body Writing in Shanghai in the 1930s) Weihong Bao (University of California, Berkeley) The Cloud of Doubt: Making Sense of the Sensible in Postwar Shanghai Cinema Or, War on Nerves After the War 1:00-2:00 pm lunch 2:00-3:30 pm Panel VII (Moderator: Natascha Gentz) Paul Pickowicz (University of California, San Diego) Sojourner as Ethnographer: A Sensorial Encounter with High Socialist China Kirk Denton (Ohio State University) The Senses in Recent Exhibitionary Practice in Chinese History Museums 3:30-4:00 pm coffee/tea break 4:00-5:00 pm Roundtable Discussion Moderators: Shengqing Wu, Xuelei Huang

Date
June 19, 2018 (Tuesday) - June 20, 2018 (Wednesday)
Venue
University of Edinburgh Mirror Room, Abden House, 1 Marchhall Crescent, EH16 5HP
Language
English
Organizer
Xuelei Huang (the University of Edinburgh) ; Shengqing Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Sponsor
The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The University of Edinburgh