第六講 Lecture 6

 Lecture Series   Lecture 5


講座內容 About the Lecture


During the last two decades of the Qing dynasty, a trend that sought to define what is ‘historical’ and what is ‘ahistorical’ emerged. Such differentiation not only determined the boundaries of historical scholarship. It also had real-world implications, similar to the British and French civilization theories of distinguishing between ‘civilization’, ‘savagery’, and ‘barbarism’, creating the basis of nineteenth-century Eurocentrism. This trend of thought encouraged the aggressiveness of the nation, arguing that only through such aggression could the nation become a historical entity that aligns with such spirit/essence, otherwise it would be considered pre-historical.

Commentator: Professor Zhitian Luo 

羅志田,普林斯頓大學博士,歷任四川大學、北京大學歷史系教授,現任四川大學文科傑出教授。著有《再造文明之夢 : 胡適傳》、《權勢轉移 : 近代中國的思想、社會與學術》、《亂世潛流 : 民族主義與民國政治》、《國家與學術 : 清季民初關於“國學”的思想論爭》、《革命的形成 : 清季十年的轉折》等。

Luo Zhitian, who obtained his PhD from Princeton University and taught in the History Departments of Sichuan University and Peking University, is currently an outstanding professor in the humanities at Sichuan University. He has authored
Dream of Remaking Civilization: A Biography of Hu Shi; Power Shift: Ideology, Society, and Learning in Modern China; Undercurrents in Turbulent Times: Nationalism and Politics in Republican China; State and Scholarship: The
Intellectual Debate on 'National Learning' in Late Qing and Early Republican China; The Formation of Revolution: Turning Points in the Ten Years of Late Qing Dynasty
, among others.

Moderator: Professor Pei-yin Lin

林姵吟教授,香港大學中文學院主任,現當代文學副教授。2012年開始在中文學院執教,此前曾在英國劍橋大學,新加坡國立大學,和倫敦大學任教。2020年秋季擔任荷蘭萊頓大學台灣講座訪問教授,2015/2016獲選哈佛大學燕京學社訪問學者。代表作為Colonial Taiwan: Negotiating Identities and Modernity through Literature (Brill, 2017)及《台灣文學中的性別與族裔:從日治到當代》(台大出版中心:2021),並編有專書五本,最新編著為Taiwanese Literature as World Literature (Bloomsbury, 2022)。

Professor Pei-yin Lin is currently Head of the School of Chinese at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), where she is also an associate professor in modern Chinese-language literature and culture. Prior to joining HKU in 2012, she has taught at the University of Cambridge, the National University of Singapore, and at SOAS, University of London. In 2020, she was named Chair of Taiwan Studies at Leiden, and in 2015/2016, she was a Harvard Yenching Visiting Scholar. She has authored two monographs, Colonial Taiwan: Negotiating Identities and Modernity through Literature (Brill, 2017) and Gender and Ethnicity in Taiwanese Literature: Japanese Colonial Era to Present Day (NTU Press, 2021). She has also co-edited five books, with Taiwanese Literature as World Literature (Bloomsbury, 2022) being the latest one.


7/6/2024 ( 五 FRI )  |  4:00 pm

Rayson Huang Theatre, 
The University of Hong Kong

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Language: Mandarin*

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