Lingnan University is playing its good part as a university with its strengths in historical research and heritage. The Hong Kong and South China Historical Research Programme (HKSCHRP) has strengthened the University’s position as a hub of research in this area. In 2018/19, 13 on-going projects at a total contract value of HK$51 million were being conducted by HKSCHRP, including:
- Jockey Club ICH+ Innovative Heritage Education Programme
- The Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme
- Commemorative Book for the 45th Anniversary of Construction Training in Hong Kong
- Field study tours for teachers to 5 cities of the Greater Bay Area
- Research on lands in the New Territories
- Organisation of Chinese history and culture study tours for teachers
- Sha Tau Kok Heritage Trail
- Collection and Digitization of Genealogies of Indigenous Villages/Composite Indigenous Villages in the New Territories
- Field study tours for secondary school teachers of Chinese History Curriculum
- Tung Wah Group of Hospitals 150th Anniversary Book
- Tseung Kwan O Community Oral History Learning Programme
- National Studies Seminar Series
- Hong Kong Football Exhibition
Completed in July 2018, the three-year Jockey Club Hong Kong History Learning Programme has generated a vast collection of teaching and learning resources on the city’s history from the Stone Age up to, and a little beyond, 1997. The materials were organised into 75 themes from archaeology to Hong Kong’s political, social and cultural development, and made available to all local primary and secondary schools for their students and teachers.
Funded for HK$1.59 million by the Development Bureau of the HKSAR Government under the Funding Scheme for Thematic Research on Built Heritage Conservation, the project “Revitalisation of Rural Heritage and Community in Hong Kong: A Case Study of Lai Chi Wo” was another initiative of Lingnan to connect the academia with the local community in embracing their heritage.
Sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation, our Department of Chinese launched the three-year Lingnan Chinese Culture Programme to promote Chinese culture among the general public. The Programme presents free public lectures given by Lingnan academics and renowned scholars on areas of interest in the traditional Chinese literature. In 2018/19, six public lectures were delivered which drew a sizable audience of around 500. Enthusiastic feedback was received from such target audience as secondary school students and retirees who enjoyed the beauty of the literature, and secondary school teachers of related subjects who were inspired in how their teaching could be enriched.