Organised by the Research Programme for Lingnan Culture of the Institute of Chinese Studies, the Qing Cantonese Literati Research Project aims to reveal Lingnan literati and their mentality about world cultures around the Opium War, across disciplines in Canton studies (such as literature, politics, history, religion, translation, and fine arts). With its goals to create new perspectives through the exchange and cooperation from different academic backgrounds, the Qing Cantonese Literati Research Project Presentations will be organised regularly starting from October this year.
Prof. Puk Wing Kin, Department of History, CUHK, spoke on the topic “Zou Boqi (1819–1869): Life and Intellectual Context” and Prof. Ye Jia from Department of Translation, CUHK, on ‘“Illustrate It, Describe It, and Translate It”: The Cantonese Newspaper Shubao (1884–1885) and Its Approach to Western Learning in Post-Opium-Wars Context’ on 15 October. Dr. Liang Jiyong spoke on the topic “Diaries of Zuo Pei: The Life in Guangdong–Hong Kong during the Late Qing and Early Republic of China” and Dr. Chen Wenyan on “From Westernisation to Reform: The Case Study of Li Zhaotang and Li Guolian” on 12 November. Prof. Yim Chi Hung Lawrence spoke on the topic “Opium Wars and Poetry of the Late Qing Cantonese Poet Zhang Weiping” on 10 December.
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