2021 No.3
Eulogies:Mourning Professor Yu Ying-shih, the Great Intellectual Historian, Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Doctor of Laws, honoris causa of CUHK
5 August 2021
Reprint: Communications and Public Relations Office, CUHK
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Eulogies: In Memoriam Professor Yu Ying-shih (in Chinese only)
Chen Fong Ching
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Eulogies: In Memoriam Leon Vandersmeersch

Franciscus Verellen

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News: ICS Luncheon 2021 (I)
The Liye Qin Bamboo of Slip 8-455 and its importance in Qin Dynasty chronology

Prof. Tian Wei
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News: ICS Luncheon 2021 (II)

An Introduction of Collections, Exhibitions and Research Projects in Taipei National Palace Museum

Mr Ho Chuan-hsin 

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News: Ceremony for the Golden Jubilee of the Art Museum
The Ceremony for the Golden Jubilee of the Art Museum was held on 24 September 2021, celebrating two events, the donation ceremony and the opening of the two Golden Jubilee exhibitions of the Art Museum.
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News: Southbound Intellectuals and Their Legacy: Lingnan Literati’s Contribution to a Century of Hong Kong Education
Jointly presented by Research Programme for Lingnan Culture of Institute of Chinese Studies and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library
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News: ICS Welcoming Session for Visiting Scholars
In the new academic year, ICS is pleased to welcome 4 visiting scholars: Mr Ho Chuan-hsin (Former Deputy Director of the National Palace Museum), supported by Bei Shang Tang Foundation; Dr. Calvin Hui from College of William and Mary, Dr. Hye-shim Yi from Kent State University, and Dr. Nagatomi Hirayama from University of Nottingham, Ningbo, supported by the Asia-Pacific Centre for Chinese Studies’ Young Scholars Visiting Scheme.
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News: ICS Public Lecture “Three Teachings”: Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism
Invited by the Honorary Consulate of Luxembourg in Hong Kong, ICS organised a public lecture about Chinese intellectual and religious traditions, titled “‘Three Teachings’: Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism” on 9 November 2021. In order to properly introduce the “Three Teachings”, ICS invited Prof. Huang Yong from Department of Philosophy, Prof. Lai Chi Tim from Institute of Chinese Studies, and Prof. Douglas Matthew Gildow from Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, who specialise in Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism respectively.
 
Thanks to the professors’ deep sharing of the three Chinese religions, the lecture had drawn robust and fruitful discussion among the scholars and the Consuls-general.
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Event: Art Museum “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting”

Exhibition Period: From 7 May 2021 to 25 July 2021

Dating back millennia, Chinese painting is astoundingly beautiful and culturally profound. The Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong collaborated with the Department of Fine Arts of CUHK and curated the exhibition “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting” in the autumn of 2019. The exhibition was well-received at the time. Responding to requests from academia and the public, the Art Museum re-ran the exhibition to showcase the artistic achievements in painting from the Southern Song to the Qing dynasties with 120 exhibits.
 
The exhibits are presented in ten sections, namely Landscapes of the Mind, Landscapes from Nature, Landscapes after the Past, Birds-and-Flowers and Miscellaneous Subjects, Daoist and Buddhist Realms, Portraits beyond Appearances, Fair Ladies, Yangzhou Painting, Guangdong Painting, and Women Painters, in the hope of offering visitors a road map for sampling the intriguingly complex and enduringly captivating domains of Chinese painting. Strolling through the exhibition galleries, visitors may feel like travelling back in time and discovering different facets of the past.
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News: Art Museum “Artistic Confluence in Guangdong: Selected Painting and Calligraphy from Ming to Mid-Qing China” (Collection of the Art Museum, CUHK) (Phase II: Qing Dynasty)
Exhibition Period: From 27 August 2021 to 19 December 2021

The exhibition, showcasing more than 70 exhibits, sheds light on the influential poets, painters, and calligraphers, as well as the culture of art collecting and gathering in Guangdong during the Qing dynasty. Artworks of renowned artists such as Li Jian, Xie Lansheng, Su Liupeng, and Su Renshan are featured in the exhibition. Following, deviating, and rethinking tradition, Lingnan artists were true to themselves in their works of art. This is one of the distinctive aesthetic qualities found in Guangdong painting and calligraphy.
 
Apart from a significantly growing number of talented Guangdong artists, more and more collectors appeared during the Qing dynasty. In the golden years of Guangdong’s culture and economy from 1686 to 1842, arts, collecting, and patronage were closely intertwined. Ye Menglong’s Fengman Lou, Wu Rongguang’s Yunqing Guan and Pan Shicheng’s Haishan Xianguan were representatives of Guangdong painting and calligraphy collections during the time, supporting the development of culture, education, and arts in Guangdong. Their treasures have been well preserved and are being displayed in this exhibition.
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News: Art Museum “Enchanting Expeditions: Chinese Trade Porcelains across the Globe”
Exhibition Period: From 25 September 2021 to 24 April 2022

At the height of the Age of Discovery in the 16th century, Europeans flocked to the Orient, surmounting geographic barriers, and plunging the Ming Empire into the globalization matrix. The great variety of produce and finely crafted objects from Ming China, for daily use or decoration, quickly became sought-after international commodities in a growing world market and a driving force for Europeans to expand their trade in the Orient. The most highly prized Chinese goods then were silk, porcelains, lacquerwares, and tea.
 
Very much a specialty of the Ming, porcelain took the Europeans by storm as soon as it arrived on the continent. Translucent and shiny, light, and durable against wear and erosion, the exotic pieces with a mysterious oriental style were zealously coveted by royalty, aristocrats, and even religious leaders. To make the most of the drastically expanding global market, merchants from various countries became actively involved in the design, manufacture, shipment, and sale of Chinese porcelain, resulting in diversification of production centres as well as an amazing array of types and decorations for this vibrant Chinaware. The Chinese trade porcelain thus entered its golden age and caused marvellous ebb and flow in the globalised commercial world.
 
This exhibition provides an overview of the Sino-European maritime trade in porcelain during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It features over 400 pieces (sets) of trade porcelains and related objects from Art Museum, CUHK, and other public and private collections. Integrating object display with textual records as well as historical images, we aim to reconstruct the design, manufacture, transport, and sale processes of Chinese export porcelain and their use and impact in overseas markets. We invite visitors to travel with us back in time and across the globe to see how Ming and Qing porcelain came to dominate the international market and how it profoundly impacted the porcelain industry of the world. The exhibition is organised in six sections: Encountering Oriental Wonders, Thriving Country of China, Manufacture and Transport of Porcelain, Braving the Ocean Waves, International Fashions, and Profound Impact of Chinaware.
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Event: Art Museum “Oracle Bones Collection from CUHK” (Virtual Exhibition)
Exhibition Period: From 15 September 2021 to 31 August 2022
Link to the virtual exhibition: Click Here

The Shang-dynasty inscribed oracle bones were found at Yinxu, Henan province. Its purpose and function shed significant light on the origin of Chinese culture, disclosing major concerns of the time. Shang oracle-bone script is the earliest known form of systematic Chinese writing which is a crucial source for understanding the development of Chinese characters as well as the history of the Shang dynasty.
 
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the largest repository of oracle bones in Hong Kong, including forty-four oracle bones donated by Mr Deng Erya's family to United College and twenty-seven by Mr Lee Yim to the Art Museum. On the occasion of the United College's sixtieth anniversary and the Golden Jubilee of the Institute of Chinese Studies (of which the Art Museum is an integral part), the exhibition “A Legacy of Elegance” is jointly presented by United College, the CUHK Library, and the Art Museum as a celebration event. The exhibition features the oracle bones from the CUHK Collection, the oracle-bone and bronze scripts from the Art Museum Collection, and publications on oracle-bones studies from the CUHK Library Collection. Exhibits include calligraphic works and monographs by well-known scholars such as Luo Zhenyu, Deng Erya, Tung Tso-pin, Rong Geng, Shang Chengzuo, Feng Kanghou, Lee Yim, and Jao Tsung-I. The specialist catalogue A Legacy of Elegance: Oracle Bones Collection from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, edited by Dr. Li Zong-kun of Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, is intended for both experts and uninitiated yet educated readers. The two essays written by Dr. Ho Pik Ki, Peggy (Art Museum, CUHK) reveal the University’s close relationship with and achievement of oracle-bones studies and art.
 
To celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Art Museum in 2021, A Legacy of Elegance was made into a virtual exhibition, in which visitors can travel back in time and reflect on the origin and development of Chinese culture.
 
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Event: Art Museum “INKspiration” Video Series

From June to July, the Art Museum released the “INKspiration” video series sponsored by the Bei Shan Tang Foundation. Prof. TONG Kam Tang (Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, CUHK), Prof. KOON Wai Bong (Associate Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU), and Prof. ZHOU Jin (Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, CUHK) were invited to appreciate and produce their versions of three exhibits of “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting”: Bamboo and Rocks, Copy of Zhao Mengfu’s Fishing Alone on an Autumn River, and Immortal with Deer. Each professor made two videos namely “Appreciation of Artwork” and “Painting Demonstration”. The video series attracted 10,311 views.

Event: Art Museum “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting” Online Mini Game

The online mini game released on 12 July 2021 was developed from the “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting” exhibition, attracting 58 players.

Event: Art Museum “Recordings of “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting” Symposium
To promote the “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting” exhibition, the Art Museum released 8 recordings of "The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting" Symposium from June to July.
 
The presentations include “Xiang Shengmo’s (1597–1658) Paintings in the Collection of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong” and “Paintings of Deities for Observing Birthdays in the Ming Dynasty” by Prof. HO Ka Yi (Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, CUHK), “From Mysticism to Verisimilitude: The Development of Travel Landscape in Early to Mid-Ming Dynasty” by Dr. JIANG Fangting (Research Associate, Hong Kong Palace Museum), “Reproducing the Spirit, Not the Form: Imitated Works in Bei Shan Tang’s Chinese Painting Collection” by Dr. CHAN Kwun Nam Phil (Associate Curator (Painting and Calligraphy), Art Museum, CUHK), “Depicting Likeness and Picturing Trueness: Orchid Words amidst Bamboo Laughter in the Bei Shan Tang Collection” by Prof. MOK Kar Leung Harold (Emeritus Professor, Department of Fine Arts, CUHK), “Caressing Flowers Steeped My Clothes in Fragrance: ‘Fragrant Shadows at Luofu’ in Female Figure Paintings” by Dr. CHEN Fong Fong (Lecturer, Department of History, HKBU), “Art in Yangzhou through the Painted Boats of Yangzhou” by Dr. CHUI Lisa L S (Senior Tutor, Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong), and “Natal Belongingness of Guangdong Literati Painters in the Early 19th Century” by Dr. CHEUNG Ngai Yee (Director, Bei Shan Tang Foundation). The 8 recordings attracted 4,116 views.


Event: Art Museum “A Glimpse of Jiangnan” Video Series
The Art Museum released 10 videos of the “A Glimpse of Jiangnan” series from July to September to introduce selected exhibits in the catalogue Transcending Transience: Art and Culture of Late-Ming Jiangnan. The painting Scholar by an old tree was introduced by Prof. James Watt (Founding Director of Art Museum, CUHK) and Dr. JIANG Fangting (Research Associate, Hong Kong Palace Museum). Prof. Wan Chui Ki (Associate Professor of Department of Fine Arts, CUHK) introduced Gu embroidery with narrative scenes while Prof. Lu Minghua, research fellow of Shanghai Museum, introduced “vase with carved animal masks in transparent glaze”. Mr LING Lizhong, Head of Department of Painting and Calligraphy of Shanghai Museum, introduced Eight Views of the Yan and Wu Areas and Mr Shi Yuan, Head of Art and Crafts Research Department, Shanghai Museum, introduced “bamboo brushpot with ladies reading in garden”. Dr. Tong Yu, Sam (Associate Curator, Art Museum, CUHK) introduced “gold-flecked bronze incense burner with two fish handles” and Dr. JIANG Fangting (Research Associate, Hong Kong Palace Museum) introduced “ink cake with fruiting plum spray” and Cheng’s Compendium of Ink Cakes. Ms ZHAO, Dankun (Ph.D. Candidate of the Fine Arts Department, CUHK) introduced Enchanting Words from the Pleasure Quarters and Dr. CHEN Wenyan Cherie (Postdoctoral Fellow of Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK) introduced Five-character Octave in Running Script. Dr. HO Pik Ki, Peggy (Research Associate, Art Museum, CUHK) introduced “Zhonghe qin-zither (Prince-of-Lu style)”. The 10 videos attracted 6,594 views in total.


Event: Art Museum “Artistic Confluence in Guangdong” Lecture Series II
Generously sponsored by the GS Charity Foundation, the “Artistic Confluence in GuangdongLecture Series II was co-organized with the University Library between September and November at the Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library. The speakers gave face-to-face talks, which were also broadcast on Zoom. The first talk was presented by Dr. HO Pik Ki, Peggy (Research Associate, Art Museum, CUHK) on 10 September 2021 (Friday). The second talk was given by Dr. Liang Jiyong (Expert on Guangdong Studies) on 22 October 2021. The third talk was delivered by Prof. Yim Chi Hung (Department of Chinese Language and Literature, CUHK) on 5 November 2021. The lecture series attracted 232 participants and 1,297 online video views.

Event: Art Museum “Autumn Guqin Concert”

Thanks to Deyin Qin Society’s complimentary performance and the sponsorship of GS Charity Foundation, the Art Museum organized the “Autumn Guqin Concert” on 17 September 2021 at Gallery I of the Art Museum. Due to the pandemic, seats were limited and prior registration was required. The event had been very popular as all seats were booked within half a minute upon opening of registration. A total of 52 participants joined the concert in the end.

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Event: Art Museum’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Events

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Art Museum, an online sharing titled “50 Years at Art Museum” was given by Prof. Josh Yiu (Director of Art Museum, CUHK) on 27 September 2021. The talk attracted 52 participants and 344 online video views.

The Art Museum also released prize quizzes related to its history and collections on the Sundays of September. This online activity attracted 109 participants.

In addition, 30 pieces from the museum’s collections were recommended and shared by the museum’s staff on social media in September as a countdown to the museum’s 50th anniversary.


Event: Art Museum “Ballads of Ink from Canton” Series

With the sponsorship of the GS Charity Foundation, the Art Museum presented the “Ballads of Ink from Canton” series from September to October 2021. “Ballads of Ink from Canton” is a series of four traditional Cantonese narrative song performances inspired by the exhibition “Artistic Confluence in Guangdong: Selected Painting and Calligraphy from Ming to Mid-Qing China (Phase II: Qing Dynasty)”. Jointly presented by Dr. Peggy Ho (Research Associate of Art Museum, CUHK and curator of “Artistic Confluence in Guangdong”) and The Gong Strikes One, the performances invited viewers to travel back in time and enjoy a visual and aural feast of Canton arts and culture in the mid-Qing dynasty. The video series attracted 5,490 views.

Event: Art Museum “Enchanting Expeditions” Wednesday Lecture Series

Sponsored by the GS Charity Foundation, the first four lectures of the “Enchanting Expeditions” Wednesday Lectures Series were held from September to November 2021. The first, third and fourth lectures were delivered in the Activities room, 2/F, East Wing, Art Museum, CUHK, which were also broadcast on Zoom or Voov meeting. The second lecture was broadcast on Voov meeting only, owing to the inclement weather. The first lecture “Introducing Enchanting Expeditions: Chinese Trade Porcelains across the Globe” was presented by Dr. Guanyu Wang (Associate Curator (Antiquities), Art Museum, CUHK) on 29 September 2021. The second lecture on “Chinoiserie and Ming-Qing Trade Porcelains” was given by Ms Huang Jing (Head of Collections Management and Research and Research Fellow, Guangdong Museum) on 13 October 2021 (Wednesday). The third lecture on “International Trade and Trade Porcelains in Ming-Qing China” was delivered by Dr. Li Qingxin (Head of Institute of History and Sun Yat-sen (Guangdong Academy of Social Sciences) and the Director of Guangdong Research Center for Maritime History) on 27 October 2021. The fourth lecture titled “The Beginnings of Dutch Trade in Asia and Shipments of Chinese Porcelain, 1595–c.1622” was delivered by Dr. Christine Ketel (Independent Researcher, Amsterdam) on 10 November 2021. The lecture series has attracted 244 participants and 1,480 online video views so far.

Event: Art Museum “Tell-tale Relics” Social Media Sticker Pack

Masterpieces in the Art Museum’s collection are being turned into adorable social media stickers, telling the public that artworks can be very close to everyone’s life! The stickers are designed by CUHK students Ms Cissy Li and Ms Shirley Mok.

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Event: Art Museum “Appreciate Cultural Diversity through Arts”

Co-organized with the Diversity and Inclusion Office and Faculty of Arts, the Art Museum held the programme “Appreciate Cultural Diversity through Arts” on 26 October 2021. The programme included a guided tour of the exhibition “Enchanting Expeditions: Chinese Trade Porcelains across the Globe” given by Dr. Guanyu Wang, curator of the exhibition, and a porcelain painting workshop guided by Ms Ruby Ip Tso (Designer, Yuet Tung China Works). The event was very popular and 15 out of 87 people were chosen to participate in the workshop.

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Event: Art Museum “Art Museum Ambassador Scheme 2021-22”

At the orientation held on 29 October 2021 (Friday) at the Activities Room, 2/F, East Wing, Art Museum, new Art Museum ambassadors were warmly welcomed by Prof. Josh Yiu, Director of the Art Museum. Prof. Yiu talked about the future development of the museum and his expectations for the Art Museum Ambassador Scheme. The students also introduced themselves and shared their thoughts at the orientation.

Event: Art Museum “Instant Photo Booth for the 90th Congregation”

To celebrate the graduation of the CUHK students, the Art Museum provided free instant photo taking services at ICS Courtyard on 4–5 November 2021. The participants received instant photos for free after they had followed the Art Museum’s social media accounts. A total of 239 people were attracted to the booth and had photo taking with their family and friends.

Event: Art Museum “Research Programme for Chinese Archaeology and Art” Lecture Series 2021
The "Research Programme for Chinese Archaeology and Art" of the Art Museum attaches considerable importance to promoting academic exchanges and stimulating public interests in ancient culture.
 
Our Programme has started a regular lecture series since February this year, on the last Friday of each month, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Lectures are held by our Programme's researchers and frontline scholars from local and overseas to share their latest research on archaeology and heritage.
 
In response to the epidemic situation, the lectures have been conducted online so far this year. The eight lectures held were all well-received. Although the speakers could not get up close and personal with the audience, the participants were very enthusiastic in raising questions after the talk. All lecture videos have been uploaded to our official website, YouTube, Bilibili, and Facebook. Please check our Programme's website to review:
http://www.artmuseum.cuhk.edu.hk/zh/training/rpcaa/academic/.
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Event: Lecture: “Exports to the Islamic World in the Qing Dynasty – A Talk on Canton Enamelled Copperware”
Organiser: The Friends of the Art Museum, CUHK
Speaker: Prof. Xu Xiaodong (Associate Director of Art Museum, Programme Director of RPCAA, CUHK)
Date: 14 September, 2021
Time: 7:00–8:30 pm
Language: English
Platform: Zoom
Event: Lecture: “Canton Enamelled Metalwares from Qing Dynasty in Hong Kong Collections”
Organiser: Jorge Welsh Works of Art
Speaker: Prof Xu Xiaodong (Associate Director of Art Museum, Programme Director of RPCAA, CUHK)
Date: 15 September, 2021
Time: 8:00–9:00 pm
Language: English
Platform: Zoom
Event: Online Conference “The Interaction between Enamel in the Qing Dynasty and Europe” Online Conference

Organizer: Centre national de la recherche scientifique & Institut national des sciences humaines et sociales, France and The Palace Museum

Date: 27–29 October, 2021

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Event: T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre “The Seventh Inter-Regional Forum on Dialectal Grammar”
The Inter-Regional Forum on Chinese Dialectal Grammar (IRF) was initiated by The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Sun Yat-sen University in 2015 and extended its partnership with Fudan University in 2017. It has become an academic event organised rotationally by these three institutions as a platform intended to foster research on dialectal grammar of southeastern Chinese dialects like the Yue and Wu dialects under a comparative approach, to promote inter-regional studies, and to strengthen intellectual exchange and dialogue among researchers from different regions.
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New Publications
  • Journal of Chinese Studies, no.73, Institute of Chinese Studies
  • Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, Issue 185 (June 2021), Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture
  • Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, Issue 186 (August 2021), Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture
  • Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, Issue 187 (October 2021), Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture
  • Current Research in Chinese Linguistics (Volume 100 Number 2), T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre
  • Studies in Chinese Linguistics (Volume 42 Number 1), T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre
  • Renditions No. 95 (Spring 2021), Research Centre for Translation
  • Renditions No. 96 (Autumn 2021), Research Centre for Translation
  • Filling the Interregnum: Zhengtong, Jingtai and Tianshun Porcelain of the Ming Dynasty in Hong Kong Collections, Art Museum
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Event Highlight: Exhibition: Southbound Intellectuals and Their Legacy: Lingnan Literati’s Contribution to a Century of Hong Kong Education
Jointly presented by Research Programme for Lingnan Culture of Institute of Chinese Studies and the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library

Exhibition period: 30 September 2021–18 February 2022
Venue: Exhibition Area, University Library, CUHK
Sponsors: Bei Shan Tang Foundation and GS Charity Foundation
Opening hours: http://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/
Enquiry: 3943 8740 / spc@lib.cuhk.edu.hk
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Event Highlight: “Enchanting Expeditions” Wednesday Lecture Series
Lecture 6: Jingdezhen to the World: Chinese Export Porcelain from the Late Ming Dynasty

Speaker: Dr. Teresa Canepa (Independent Researcher, London)
Language: English
Date: 8 December 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00–6:30 pm
Venue: Activities Room, 2/F, East Wing, Art Museum (prior registration required)
Live broadcasting: Zoom
 
*Speakers will deliver the lectures through online platforms. The Art Museum encourage participants to pay a visit to the exhibition at the Art Museum in the morning and join the lecture in the Activities Room in the afternoon to learn from the sharing of scholars worldwide with us. (Participants who join at the museum will have priority in the Q&A session)

**Details can be found on the museum’s website and social media platforms.
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Event Highlight: Wenlan Museology Forum.Youth Workshop (Phase IV)
Organiser: Zhejiang Provincial Museum and School of Art and Archaeology of Zhejiang University
Date: 10 December 2021 (Friday)
 
University Museum ResearchCurationEducational Exploration: An Example of the Ancient Chinese Gold Working Techniques Project

Speaker: Prof. Xu Xiaodong (Associate Director of Art Museum, Programme Director of RPCAA, CUHK)
 
University museums are unique in the entire museum system. There are common difficulties such as limited space, few collections, insufficient staff, and lack of funding. The Art Museum of the Chinese University of Hong Kong has paid special attention in recent years to make use of limited resources to improve the situation and integrate its own characteristics and advantages to give full play to the unique role of university museums; and to cooperate with other institutions to expand its influence and social service functions.
 
The lecture will take the Ancient Chinese Gold Working Techniques Project as an example to introduce how an exhibition can attract social funding in order to conduct research, and then promote multi-disciplinary/multi-institution cooperation, publish academic works, launch new exhibitions, cultivate students with relevant knowledge, and collect related cultural relics from donors. Thus a virtuous cycle of exhibition, research, learning, and collection can be formed.
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Event Highlight: 2021 International Conference on Ming-Qing Studies, Academia Sinica
Organiser: The Committee for Promotion of Ming-Qing Studies, Academia Sinica
Date: 15–17 December 2021 (Wednesday to Friday)
 
Royal Family of the Ming Dynasty and Export Porcelain
Speaker: Dr. Wang Guanyu, Samantha (Associate Curator (Antiquities) of Art Museum
 
Overrated Kingship? Revaluating SinoFrench Trading in the Qing Dynasty
Speaker: Dr. Chow Ying-ching, Joyce (Postdoctoral Fellow of Art Museum, CUHK)
Event Highlight: RPCAA Lecture Series (11)
Kneading Clay into Pillow A Study of the Function of Ceramic Pillow in the Tang and Song Dynasties

Speaker: Prof. Liu Hui (Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, Shanxi University, Research Associate, Art Museum, CUHK)
Date: 30 December 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 4:00–5:30 pm
Language: Putonghua
Platform: On-site & Online (Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, CUHK Library / Zoom)
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Event Highlight: The Second Southern Institute of Chinese Linguistics
Southern Institute of Chinese Linguistics, a joint initiative of Sun Yat-sen University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and University of Macau, is organised by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance for Chinese (GHMUAC) with the aims of promoting Chinese linguistics and serving as a platform for intellectual exchange among colleagues and students of the field based in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
 
The Second Southern Institute of Chinese Linguistics will be hosted by the T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre of the Institute of Chinese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. It will be held from 5–15 December 2021 through online conferencing. For the details of the Institute, please Click Here
Event Highlight: The 25th International Conference on Yue Dialects
The 25th International Conference on Yue Dialects will be held on 18–19 December 2021 through online conferencing. The Conference is organised by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance for Chinese with the help of the T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre of the Institute of Chinese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 
The Conference invites submission of abstracts on all aspects of linguistics of Cantonese and other Yue dialects. There will be a special panel session on the sentence-final particles in Cantonese co-organised by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao University Alliance for Chinese, T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre of the Institute of Chinese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Center for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies in the form of workshop during the 25th International Conference on Yue Dialects. Submissions on the linguistics study related to the sentence-final particles in Cantonese are welcome.
 
For details of the Conference, please Click Here
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Editorial Board Committee
Editor : Lai Chi-tim
Members : Heung Ting-ting   Chu Man-ling
Eulogies:Mourning Professor Yu Ying-shih, the Great Intellectual Historian, Former Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Doctor of Laws, honoris causa of CUHK
Eulogies: In Memoriam Professor Yu Ying-shih (in Chinese only)
Eulogies: In Memoriam Leon Vandersmeersch
News: ICS Luncheon 2021 (I)
News: ICS Luncheon 2021 (II)
News: Ceremony for the Golden Jubilee of the Art Museum
News: Southbound Intellectuals and Their Legacy: Lingnan Literati’s Contribution to a Century of Hong Kong Education
News: ICS Welcoming Session for Visiting Scholars
News: ICS Public Lecture “Three Teachings”: Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism
Event: Art Museum “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting”
News: Art Museum “Artistic Confluence in Guangdong: Selected Painting and Calligraphy from Ming to Mid-Qing China” (Collection of the Art Museum, CUHK) (Phase II: Qing Dynasty)
News: Art Museum “Enchanting Expeditions: Chinese Trade Porcelains across the Globe”
Event: Art Museum “Oracle Bones Collection from CUHK” (Virtual Exhibition)
Event: Art Museum “INKspiration” Video Series
Event: Art Museum “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting” Online Mini Game
Event: Art Museum “Recordings of “The Bei Shan Tang Legacy: Chinese Painting” Symposium
Event: Art Museum “A Glimpse of Jiangnan” Video Series
Event: Art Museum “Artistic Confluence in Guangdong” Lecture Series II
Event: Art Museum “Autumn Guqin Concert”
Event: Art Museum’s Golden Jubilee Celebration Events
Event: Art Museum “Ballads of Ink from Canton” Series
Event: Art Museum “Enchanting Expeditions” Wednesday Lecture Series
Event: Art Museum “Tell-tale Relics” Social Media Sticker Pack
Event: Art Museum “Appreciate Cultural Diversity through Arts”
Event: Art Museum “Art Museum Ambassador Scheme 2021-22”
Event: Art Museum “Instant Photo Booth for the 90th Congregation”
Event: Art Museum “Research Programme for Chinese Archaeology and Art” Lecture Series 2021
Event: Lecture: “Exports to the Islamic World in the Qing Dynasty – A Talk on Canton Enamelled Copperware”
Event: Lecture: “Canton Enamelled Metalwares from Qing Dynasty in Hong Kong Collections”
Event: Online Conference “The Interaction between Enamel in the Qing Dynasty and Europe” Online Conference
Event: T.T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre “The Seventh Inter-Regional Forum on Dialectal Grammar”
New Publications
Event Highlight: Exhibition: Southbound Intellectuals and Their Legacy: Lingnan Literati’s Contribution to a Century of Hong Kong Education
Event Highlight: “Enchanting Expeditions” Wednesday Lecture Series
Event Highlight: Wenlan Museology Forum.Youth Workshop (Phase IV)
Event Highlight: 2021 International Conference on Ming-Qing Studies, Academia Sinica
Event Highlight: RPCAA Lecture Series (11)
Event Highlight: The Second Southern Institute of Chinese Linguistics
Event Highlight: The 25th International Conference on Yue Dialects
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