Journal of Chinese Studies, Institute of Chinese Studies
Number 66 (January 2018) of the Journal of Chinese Studies has just been published. It contains 8 articles as well as 8 book reviews and spans 300 pages.
- Cheung Hiu Yu: "Re-examining Yuanyou Politics and Factional Conflicts: The Huang Yin Incident and Its Implication"
- Li Zigui: "Jianyang Shuhu and Print Workshops in the Ming Dynasty"
- Chen Guanhua: "On Recorded Presentation of Lü Nan's Academic Inheritance"
- Wu Zhaofeng: "The 'Movement' to Promote the Eunuch's Moral Improvement in the System of Neishu tang by the Mid-Late Ming Scholar-Official"
- Zhang Jian: "Liang Jiugong, A Eunuch in the Succession Dispute between Kangxi and Yongzheng Ruling Periods: A Reconsideration of Eunuchs of the Qing Dynasty"
- Ou Li-chuan: "The 'Six Dynasties' Theme in The Dream of the Red Chamber"
- Huang Zhan: "The Academic Contestation between Duan Yucai and Gu Guangqi"
- Xu Shibo: "Examination and Promotion by Jiangsu Provincial Education Commissioners in Late Qing Dynasty: A Study Centred on 'Classical and Ancient Learning' Exams and Nanjing Academy"
- Michael Nylan, "The Book of Lord Shang: Apologetics of State Power in Early China by Shang Yang. Edited and translated by Yuri Pines"
- Dorothy Ko, "Bodies in China: Philosophy, Aesthetics, Gender, and Politics by Eva Kit Wah Man"
- Constance A. Cook, "Imprints of Kinship: Studies of Recently Discovered Bronze Inscriptions from Ancient China edited by Edward L. Shaughnessy"
- Kenneth Pomeranz, "The Economic History of China: From Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century by Richard von Glahn"
- Alice Wen-Chuen Cheang, "Drifting among Rivers and Lakes: Southern Song Dynasty Poetry and the Problem of Literary History by Michael A. Fuller"
- Jeffrey Riegel, "Confucius Beyond the Analects by Michael Hunter"
- Joyce A. Madancy, "Living on Borrowed Time: Opium in Canton, 1906–1936 by Xavier Paules. Translated by Noel Castelino"
- 何漢威, "Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War by Song-Chuan Chen"
Please visit http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/journal/eng/journal.html.
Current Research in Chinese Linguistics, T. T. Ng Chinese Language Research Centre
Current Research in Chinese Linguistics (Volume 97 Number 1, Special Issue on "The 20th International Conference on Yue Dialects") has been released, featuring 21 articles. PDF copies of these articles can be downloaded freely via http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/clrc/.
Twenty-First Century Bimonthly, Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture
Twenty-First Century Bimonthly (Issue 165, February 2018) has been released. The Twenty-First Century Review section has the special theme "Four Decades of Reform and Opening Up in China". Four contributors or witnesses review how China went through the rough twists and turns along the path of its reform.
Zhu Jia-ming's "Reform in China: An Increasingly Complex and Prolonged Historical Movement" and Weng Yong-xi's "The Youth in the Early Period of Reform and Opening Up in China" review the course of the reform from the perspectives of economic and personal experience, whereas Yan Jia-qi, with his deep understanding of China's constitutional issue, studies the essence of China's reform from a grand transitional macro historical point of view in his article, "Neo-Heroism and China's Great Transformation". Chen Fong-ching, our editorial board member, contributes "From Reform and Opening Up to the Brave New World", in which he analyses the development trend of Western countries in recent years and forecasts the future of reform in China.
Four research articles are included in this issue.
- "Macau News and Its Contribution to 'Discovering' the World and China" by Bian Dong-lei
- "'Topographical Photograph with Panoramic View': National Identity in Landscape Photography in Early Republican China" by Chen Yang
- "1969: The Starting Point of the Formation of the Sino-US-Soviet Strategic Triangle" by Dai Bing and Zhang Bi-qun
- "Literature Anthologies and the Construction of the Literary Field in China during the 1980s" by Xu Yong
In the column "Scholar's Reminiscences", Professor Fan Sin-piu pens the article "On Kowloon Peak: Reminiscences of Yu Kwang-chung" to commemorate his teacher.
For the issue's content, please visit the Twenty-First Century Bimonthly website: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/21c/ .
"Hong Kong Business History: Families and Cultures" Series, Research Centre for Contemporary Chinese Culture
The centre's research project "Hong Kong Business History: Families and Cultures" published its sixth and seventh books of the series. Waves Washing the Sand: Why Some Family Businesses Success but Some Don't consists of twelve essays which discuss the successes and failures of family businesses. The book is edited by centre's Associate Director Dr. Zheng Wan Tai and Honorary Research Associate Dr. Chow Man Kong.
And Ways for Carrying On: Developmental Challenges and Breakthroughs to Chinese Family Businesses was authored by Dr. Zheng Wan Tai, the centre's Associate Director, and Dr. Gao Hao, Director of the China Wealth Management Research Center of the Tsinghua University. Through the studies of Hong Kong's famous families, including the Li Ka Sing family, Liu Chong Hing family, Cheng Yu Tung family, Lee Hysan family, Ho Tung family and Kwok Tak Seng family, the book reviews challenges faced by Chinese family businesses and explores their ways out.
Translation and Modernization in East Asia in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, Research Centre for Translation
The present volume is a collection of eleven selected papers from the international conference on "Translation and Modernization in East Asia in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries," organised by the Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in May 2013. The conference aimed at studying the role played by translation in the modernisation process of the East Asian countries. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many people saw the West as a model for modernisation and hence modernisation in East Asia was more often than not taken as a process of learning from or even imitating the West. In this process, translation played a crucial role, when efforts were made to import Western ideas, knowledge, concepts and practices. The articles in this volume study and explain the various translation phenomena in the modernisation process of China, Korea and Japan.
Renditions, Research Centre for Translation
Renditions (nos. 87 & 88) is entirely devoted to translations of and introductions to works of fiction produced in urban China in the years between 1916 and 1949. In spite of the conspicuous popularity of these works, their variety and innovativeness, they were denied appropriate recognition in their own time by the elites that set the tone for what was considered to be proper literature. This negligence has only become worse in the years since 1949, as the works have received very little attention in the critical discourse on modern literature that has flourished in an expanding Chinese academy, particularly in the years since 1980. By presenting a sampling of the rich variety of fiction from the Republican period, this issue hopes to make a small contribution to remedying this historical injustice.