Department of Chinese organises academic conference to explore excavated literature of China
On 4 November, the Department of Chinese organised an academic conference entitled “The Excavated Literature: Language, History and Thought in Early China”, which is the 5th conference of the Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies Resuming Publication Series, and one of the celebratory events for the 50th anniversary of Lingnan University’s re-establishment in Hong Kong.
In his speech at the opening ceremony, President Leonard K Cheng pointing out that Lingnan has a long-standing tradition in arts and humanities research, and as a liberal arts university which emphasises academic excellence as its foundation, Lingnan has been investing much efforts in bringing its academic standard to new heights. President Cheng urged the participants to strengthen their academic exchanges and interactions with Lingnan and support the future development of the Department of Chinese. Prof Wang Chunhong, Head of Department of Chinese as well as experts in unearthed literature research Prof Shan Zhouyao and Prof Zhang Guangyu, also delivered brief speeches.
The excavated literature research is an international leading sector, which consists of broad and challenging research areas. Twelve scholars from Mainland China, including Prof Zhao Pingan, Prof Yang Hua, Prof Chen Jian, Prof Guo Yongbing, Prof Lin Zhipeng, Prof Chen Kanli, Prof Han Wei and Prof Zhang Fuhai, as well as Prof Shen Pei, Prof Yuen Kwok-wa, Prof Tang Pui-ling and Prof Xu Gang from Hong Kong published their high-quality theses on excavated literature research, discussing important topics on language, paleography, history and thoughts of the ancient China. Participants from Lingnan University include Prof Wang Chunhong, Prof Lee Hung-kai and Prof Hsu Tzu-pin from the Department of Chinese, Prof Liu Guanglin and Prof Zhang Lei from the Department of History, and Dr Li Fei and Dr Ma Maopeng from the Chinese Language Education and Assessment Centre, as well as Lingnan students from different departments. The theses discussed in the conference will be published in the 9th Volume of Lingnan Journal of Chinese Studies after peer review.
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