East-West Cultural Exchange Public Lectures: Late Ming Series

Speaker: Dr. Louis Ha (LEWI Visiting Scholar)
Medium: Cantonese
Venue: Hong Kong Baptist University
Direction: Take Green Minibus No. 29A at the Minibus Terminus near Exit D of Kowloon Tong MTR Station. Alternatively, take a taxi from outside Exit B2 of Kowloon Tong MTR Station. The taxi fare is about $25. (see campus map)

Jesuit missionaries in the late Ming period brought the knowledge about Western astrology, technology, geography, irrigation to China and got favourable reception from many Chinese scholars who called this knowledge as "Tian Xiao" (science about heaven). But the missionaries regarded Christianity as the most important part of this "Tian Xiao". The conflict and mergence resulting from the differences between Eastern and Western thinking on religion, produced four emminent writings by scholars of the East and West of this time. Those writings will be the focus of this Late Ming series of public talks.

Date: 18 February 2011 (Friday)
Chair: Prof. Li Si Ming
The Logic of Matteo Ricci (1552-1610): Introducing Western Humour –
“Ten Discourses by a Foreigner” (1608)
利瑪竇 (1542-1610) 的邏輯: 西方的幽默──「畸人十篇」 (1608年)

55 Renfrew Road,
Mrs. Padma Harilela Lecture Theatre (WLB 104),
Hong Kong Baptist University

Date: 25 March 2011 (Friday)
Chair: Prof. Cindy Yik-yi Chu
The Yoke of Xu Guangqi (1562-1633): Eastern Fidelity in Practice –
“Argument on Knowledge - A Letter to the Emperor” (1616)
徐光啟 (1562-1633) 的承擔: 東方的忠誠──「辯學疏稿」 (1616年)

Oen Hall building (East Wing)
1017 Lecture Theatre (OEE1017)

Date: 15 April 2011 (Friday)
Chair: Prof. Lee Kam Keung
The Wisdom of Giulio Aleni (1582-1649): Western Insistence –
“Discourses in Fuzhou” (1627)
艾儒畧 (1582-1649) 的智慧: 西方的堅持──「三山論學」 (1627年)

55 Renfrew Road,
Mrs. Padma Harilela Lecture Theatre (WLB 104),
Hong Kong Baptist University

Date: 27 May 2011 (Friday)
Chair: Prof. Lam Kai Yin
The Passion of Wong Ching (1571-1644): Conscience Eastern Style – “On the Urgent Need to Fear Heaven and to Love People” (1628)
王徵 (1571-1644) 的激情: 東方的良心──「畏天愛人極論」 (1628年)

55 Renfrew Road,
Mrs. Padma Harilela Lecture Theatre (WLB 104),
Hong Kong Baptist University

Port of East-West Exchange

東西交流之港 ─ 泉州四天歷史考察
Four-day Study Tour of Quanzhou (3-6 June 2011)
Reporting Session: 17th June (Friday)

Xiamen, Fuzhou, Quanzhou used to be the starting point of the Silk sea-route. Famous personalities such as Zheng He, Marco Polo, Koxinga visited and stayed in these places. Different race from the West met in these places too. Presently, monuments and places of historical heritage are preserved in Quanzhou about Taoism, Buddhism, Manicheism, Nestorianism, Catholicism and the Islamic faith, making this place very important for researching on East and West cultural exchange.
All are welcome to join.

Fee: $3,500 to $4,000

Undergraduate and associate degree students of HKBU can apply for an allowance of $1,000 if they fulfill the following requirements:
1) participate in at least two out of four talks of the Late Ming series;
2) participate in two briefing sessions in end of April and May;
3) complete the writings about the study tour;
4) present a report on 17 June

六月三至六日 (星期五至星期一); 六月十七日 (星期五) 泉州考察匯報大會

考察團簡介: 福建的厦門、福州、泉州是海上絲綢之路的起點,也是鄭和、馬可勃羅、鄭成功活躍的地區,歷來西方各民族曾在這裡滙聚。泉州現時仍保存了元、明時期的道教、佛教、摩尼教、景教、伊斯蘭教、天主教遺址、是考察東西文化交流的必到之地。
參加資格: 歡迎各界人士參加,浸會大學學生及教職員優先。

費用: 港幣 $3,500 - $4,000。


浸會大學本科生及副學士課程學生如符合以下資格者,可獲港幣 $1,000 津貼:
1) 最少參加兩次 <東西文化交流講座:晚明系列>;
2) 出席兩次考察前之簡介會;
3) 完成與考察團有關的作業;
4) 出席六月十七日的匯報大會。
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