The 2nd Forum on Recent Research in Gender and Ming-Qing Culture

2017-12-12

The 2nd Forum on Recent Research in Gender and Ming-Qing Culture was held on 22 November 2017 with a total of 24 scholars from Hong Kong, Mainland China, the U.S., Canada and Taiwan assembled at HKBU. The Forum was jointly organised by the Department of History, Mr. Simon Suen and Mrs. Mary Suen Sino-Humanitas Institute (SHI) and Gender Studies Concentration.

Prof. Zhang Hongsheng, Head of Chinese Department and Director of SHI and Prof. Clara Wing-chung Ho, Head of History Department and Co-chair of the Gender Studies Concentration, HKBU, convened the Forum and chaired the first and the second panel respectively. All speakers were distinguished scholars working in different positions who focus on gender issues in different times and especially in Ming-Qing China. Speakers included:

Panel One

Chair: Prof. Zhang Hongsheng (HKBU)
Prof. Ellen B. Widmer (Wellesley College)
Prof. Grace S. Fong (McGill University/ The University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Cuncun Wu (The University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Hsiung Ping-chen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Mark Stevenson (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Prof. Eva Man (HKBU)
Prof. Lee Kam Keung  (HKBU)
Dr. Li Fang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
Dr. Yingzhi Zhao (City University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Sylvia Lee (City University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Jia Zhen (Formerly HKBU)

Panel Two

Chair: Prof. Clara Wing-chung Ho (HKBU)
Prof. Robin D.S. Yates (McGill University/ Hong Kong Baptist University)
Prof. AngelaLeung (The University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Yi Jo-lan (National Taiwan University)
Dr. Shengqing Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Dr. Ellen Y. Zhang (Hong Kong Baptist University)
Dr. Song Geng (The University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Kelly Chan (The Open University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Li Ji (The University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Lawrence Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture (The University of Hong Kong)
Dr. Yun Zhang (Formerly Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

The aim of the Forum was to provide a platform for speakers to share their recent research findings and current projects, drawing insights from the different perspectives of gender issues in Ming-Qing Culture, such as history, literature, translations, customs, religion and philosophy.

The event attracted a full house of over 100 audience including students in various programmes, scholars from local universities and the general public.

A post-event dinner was arranged at HKBU Lounge. Guests had a chance to gather with old friends and continue their conversations over food.