Global China Studies Events & Activities

Seminar
145th Lecture -- Social Life of the Chinese Hui Muslim in Hong Kong in the Colonial Era [第一百四十五講] 港英時期香港回民的社會生活 (星期日 2019年9月29日)

摘要: 中國回民穆斯林,即信仰伊斯蘭教、長期保持者中國回族或回民身份認同的社群,一直在香港多樣性的穆斯林社群中扮演著重要的角色。不過,由於香港回民操廣東話,在社會大眾眼中其“能見度”和“可識別度”都不明顯。儘管如此,香港歷史上有不少行業的發展都與回民有關,例如清真飲食和古董珠寶行業。香港回民人口雖然沒有南亞、東南亞穆斯林多,但一直承辦著一所中學、兩所小學、兩所幼稚園,更有為數不少的香港社會精英來自于回民家庭。本講座以新近出版的香港回民史料入手,介紹香港主要的回民社團和組織,幫助社會大眾更加深入了解長期被忽略的香港回民社群的歷史。 講著簡介: 馬健雄,香港科技大學人文學部副教授,長期從事中國西南邊疆歷史與少數民文化研究,著有The Lahu Minority in Southwest China: A Response to Ethnic Marginalization on the Frontier (2013)、《再造的祖先:西南邊疆的族群動員與拉祜族的歷史建構》(2013)等。

Speaker(s)
馬健雄教授 Professor Jianxiong MA
Date
September 29, 2019 (Sunday)
Time
下午3:00-下午5:00
Venue
香港歷史博物館地下演講廳 Lecture Hall, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History
Language
普通話主講 Putonghua
Organizer
協辦︰香港歷史博物館Hong Kong Museum of History
Remarks
免費參加; 先到先得,滿座即止 Free Admission; first come, first served

Seminar
Figurative Language and Technology in Early China (Monday 16 September 2019)

Abstract: Early China’s masters of philosophy frequently use metaphors and analogies to formulate their philosophical arguments. Often readers regard these as purely literary devices. In this seminar I will suggest a different approach and argue that figurative language in China belonged to the normal register of tools used to analyse and describe the world, including technical knowledge. I start from the premise that the technical (or “scientific”) and the philosophical (or moralistic and political) are not necessarily mutually exclusive and will show that metaphors are revealing not only for their symbolical or referential potential but also as a source of technical and social information. I will develop this argument using passages that deal with agriculture and agronomy in Warring States and early imperial texts. Biography: Roel Sterckx 胡司德 is Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilisation at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Clare College. He is the author and editor of several books including The Animal and the Daemon in Early China (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002); Of Tripod and Palate. Food, Politics and Religion in Traditional China (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005); Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011); Animals through Chinese History. From Early Times to 1911 (with Dagmar Schäfer and Martina Siebert) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018); Chinese Thought. From Confucius to Cook Ding (London: Penguin 2019) and Ways of Heaven. An Introduction to Chinese Thought (New York: Basic Books, 2019). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Trustee of the Needham Research Institute. Abstract: Early China’s masters of philosophy frequently use metaphors and analogies to formulate their philosophical arguments. Often readers regard these as purely literary devices. In this seminar I will suggest a different approach and argue that figurative language in China belonged to the normal register of tools used to analyse and describe the world, including technical knowledge. I start from the premise that the technical (or “scientific”) and the philosophical (or moralistic and political) are not necessarily mutually exclusive and will show that metaphors are revealing not only for their symbolical or referential potential but also as a source of technical and social information. I will develop this argument using passages that deal with agriculture and agronomy in Warring States and early imperial texts. Biography: Roel Sterckx 胡司德is Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilisation at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Clare College. He is the author and editor of several books including The Animal and the Daemon in Early China (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002); Of Tripod and Palate. Food, Politics and Religion in Traditional China (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005); Food, Sacrifice, and Sagehood in Early China (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011); Animals through Chinese History. From Early Times to 1911 (with Dagmar Schäfer and Martina Siebert) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018); Chinese Thought. From Confucius to Cook Ding (London: Penguin 2019) and Ways of Heaven. An Introduction to Chinese Thought (New York: Basic Books, 2019). He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Trustee of the Needham Research Institute.

Speaker(s)
Professor Roel Sterckx, FBA (胡司德教授)
Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilization, The University of Cambridge and Fellow of Clara College
Date
September 16, 2019 (Monday)
Time
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Venue
Library LG4 Multi-Function Room
Language
English
Sponsor
Co-organized by the HKUST Library

Seminar
Docent Training And Heritage Services Program in Yimtintsai Village, Saikung 西貢鹽田梓文物服務及導賞員培訓

Co-organizers: Yimtintsai Village Committee The Salt & Light Preservation Centre Limited South China Research Center, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Linked with HLTH 1010 Community or Voluntary Work   Introduction We aim to provide on-site training and drilling sessions to students at tertiary institutions for serving as docents and heritage facilitators in Yim Tin Tsai, a revitalized Hakka village, as experiential learning opportunities. 1. Information Session (Optional) Date: 5 / 6 Sept 2019 (Thursday and Friday, students can pick either one) Time: 16:00-17:00 Venue: LAU-6-214, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong (5 Sept 2019) Rm 5501 (Lift 17-18) Academic Building, HKUST (6 Sept 2019) Instructors: David Ip, and Cheung Siu-woo 2. On-site training on Yim Tin Tsai Island (Mandatory) Date: 14 / 15 Sept 2019 (Saturday and Sunday, students can pick either one) Time: 08:45-12:30 Venue: Yim Tin Tsai Island Instructors: William Shek, David Ip, and Cheung Siu-woo 3. Drilling session on campus (Mandatory) Date: 17 / 18 Sept 2019 (Tuesday and Wednesday, students can pick either one) Time: 15:00-18:00 Venue: LAU-5-205, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building City University of Hong Kong (17 Sept 2019) LI-1100, Li Dak Sum Yip Yio Chin Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong (18 Sept 2019) Instructors: David Ip, and Cheung Siu-woo

Date
September 5, 2019 (Thursday) - September 18, 2019 (Wednesday)