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哈佛大學包弼德教授蒞院主持第二十七屆錢賓四先生學術文化講座
哈佛大學副教務長、東亞語言文明系講座教授包弼德教授(Prof. Peter K. Bol)將於本年四月上旬到訪本院,主持第二十七屆錢賓四先生學術文化講座。
包教授致力於中國七至十七世紀歷史上文化精英的研究。他自2005年起擔任哈佛大學地理研究中心主任,代表哈佛大學與複旦大學、中央研究院及北京大學等展開密切合作,先後主持中國歷史地理信息系統與中國歷史人物資料庫兩個大型數據庫。包教授著有《斯文:唐宋文化轉型》與《歷史上的理​​學》(中譯本分別由江蘇人民出版社與浙江大學出版社出版)。
包教授留港期間將主持三次講座,概況如下:
第一講 道德哲學和社會運動:帝制中國後期的理學
主持:科大衛教授.香港中文大學歷史學講座教授
哲學史的研究能否和社會史相結合?有些學者會認為不可能,或者不應該。宋明理學(或道學)首先在十一世紀晚期以一種道德哲學的形態出現,作為一條支流,與當時諸多更加佔據主流地位的士大夫文化並行。`到十三世紀的時候,儘管面臨來自朝廷的反對,這一哲學傳統已經成為一個在東南士大夫群體中迅速發展的社會和意識形態運動,並在十三世紀末年獲得蒙古統治者的承認。面對這樣的歷史事實,我們能否在研究宋明理學的時候更適當地兼顧其社會史和哲學兩個層面?
日期:四月四日(星期五)
時間:中午十二時
地點:香港中文大學李兆基樓四號演講廳

第二講 那些被選擇的和被放棄的道路:評價宋明理學在中國歷史中的角色
主持:劉國英教授.香港中文大學哲學系教授
在帝制中國最後的七百年間,宋明理學(或道學)的文本傳統是精英教育的必修課。可以說,宋明理學是帝制後期中國政治文化精英名義上的意識形態。面對這一事實,我們要如何評價宋明理學這一傳統對中國歷史產生的影響?中國是因為宋明理學而落後於西方的麼?抑或是,帝制中國正是因由這一傳統才保持統一的麼?通過探討宋明理學在歷史中所扮演的角色,我們能否學到一些什麼,從而使今天的中國有所獲益?
日期:四月六日(星期日)
時間:下午三時
地點:香港歷史博物館演講廳(尖沙咀漆咸道南100號)

第三講 思想史的方法論
主持:勞格文教授.香港中文大學中國研究中心中國研究教授
思想史曾一度被社會史和文化史淘汰而幾近死亡,然而近年來其研究正在美國的一些歷史研究重鎮中復興。不過,儘管思想史被看作一門跨國界的學科,其當下研究中的諸多方法論可以說是脫胎於以地中海文明傳統為核心的實證研究,並不立足於中國的文明傳統。那麼,這是否就意味著這些方法論不能運用於中國史的研究當中?而對中國思想的研究又能否改善思想史這門跨國界學科的方法論狀況?
日期:四月九日(星期三)
時間:下午四時三十分
地點:香港中文大學李兆基樓四號演講廳

講座以英語講述,歡迎聽講。

如有查詢,歡迎與院務室曾嘉欣小姐聯絡(電話:3943-7944;電郵:edithtsang@cuhk.edu.hk)。

Dear Alumni,

Prof. Peter Bol Chairs The 27th Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture
Prof. Peter K. Bol, Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, will visit the College in early April to chair the 27th Ch’ien Mu Lecture in History and Culture.
Prof. Bol’s research is centered on the history of China’s cultural elites from the 7th to the 17th century. He led Harvard’s university-wide effort to establish support for geospatial analysis in teaching and research; in 2005 he was named the first director of the Centre for Geographic Analysis. He also directs the China Historical Geographic Information Systems project, a collaboration between Harvard and Fudan University in Shanghai to create a GIS for 200 years of Chinese history. In a collaboration between Harvard, Academia Sinica, and Peking University he directs the China Biographical Database project, an online relational database currently of 70,000 historical figures that is being expanded to cover the Chinese political elite over the last 2000 years. He is author of This Culture of Ours: Intellectual Transitions in Tang and Sung China and Neo-Confucianism in History.
Prof. Bol will deliver three lectures during his stay in Hong Kong:

1st Lecture: Moral Philosophy and Social Movement: Neo-Confucianism in Later Imperial China
Moderator: Prof. FAURE David, Professor of History, Department of History, CUHK
Can we combine the history of philosophy with the history of society? Some would argue that we cannot, and should not. Neo-Confucianism (Song-Ming Lixue 宋明理學or Daoxue 道學) first took shape as a moral philosophy in the late 11th century, as a rather marginal current in the many streams of literati culture. By the thirteenth century it had also become, despite opposition from the court, a social and ideological movement that was quickly spreading through literati communities in the southeast, and by the end of the thirteenth century was established in the Mongol-ruled north as well. How can we be fair to both its social history and its philosophy?
Date: April 4, Friday
Time: 12noon
Venue: Lecture Theatre 4, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK

2nd Lecture: Paths Taken, Paths Avoided: Assessing Neo-Confucianism’s Role in China’s History
Moderator: Prof. LAU Kwok-ying, Professor, Department of Philosophy, CUHK

The texts of Neo-Confucianism (Song-Ming Lixue 宋明理學or Daoxue 道學) were required reading for China’s educated elite for the last 700 years of the imperial era.  It must have made some difference, but how do we assess the consequences of Neo-Confucianism as the nominal ideology of the political and cultural elite? Was this why China fell behind the West? Was this why China remained unified? Can we learn something of importance for China today from the roles Neo-Confucians played in the past?
Date: April 6, Sunday
Time: 3pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, G/F, Hong Kong Museum of History, 100 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui

3rd Lecture: The Methodologies of Intellectual History
Moderator: Prof. LAGERWEY John, Professor of Chinese Studies, Centre for China Studies, CUHK

Having been declared dead in favor of social history and cultural history, intellectual history is now resurgent in leading History Departments in the US. However, its methodologies are rooted in the study of Mediterranean civilization, not China. Does this mean its methodologies are not relevant to the study of China’s history? Can the study of Chinese thought change the methodologies of intellectual history as a transnational discipline?
Date: April 9, Wednesday
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 4, Lee Shau Kee Building, CUHK

Lectures will be conducted in English. All are welcome.

For enquiries, please contact Ms. Edith Tsang of the College Office (Tel: 3943-7944; Email: edithtsang@cuhk.edu.hk).