Unlocking the Sheng Xuanhuai Archive @ CUHK

28/11/2018 to 07/12/2018

Sheng Xuanhuai (1844-1916), a powerful and resourceful merchant, politician, banker, diplomat, philanthropist, and educator, was the driving force of China’s industrialization and modernization during the late Qing to early Republican period.

The Sheng Xuanhuai Archive at the Chinese University of Hong Kong was acquired by the Art Museum in 1985, under the auspice of the late Dr. J.S. LEE and Mr. CHENG Chi. It comprises 77 volumes with almost 4 million characters in over 13,000 correspondences among Sheng Xuanhuai, his family members, and colleagues. The archive is key to understanding that period of seismic changes, and it will revolutionize the study of late Qing and early Republican China.

Upon the completion of this important phase of digitisation and transcription, the Art Museum and the Library jointly organised this event to mark the occasion. The Shanghai team will share their experience on the transcription work of the archive and the potential research value. The Library’s Digital Services team will talk on the hosting of this archive on the Digital Repository to enhance discoveries, research and experimenting digital humanities.

Date: 7 Dec 2018 (Fri)
Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Venue: Digital Scholarship Lab, G/F, University Library
Medium: Chinese
Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/jA4PrlOz5VYefjJl1

Mr. FENG Jinniu (Chief Editor of the project)
Mr. GAO Hongxing (Member of the Shanghai expert team)
Mr. Jeff LIU (Digital Services Librarian)


Opening Remark by:
Prof. Josh YIU (Director of Art Museum) and Ms. Louise JONES (University Librarian)
Mr. FENG Jinniu on "Research Value of the Sheng XuanHuai Archive @ CUHK"
Mr. GAO Hongxing on "Sheng XuanHuai and Disaster Relief"
Mr. Jeff LIU on "Unveiling the Sheng XuanHuai Archive @ CUHK Library’s participation"
Q & A Session moderated by Prof. PUK Wing Kin
Associate Professor, Department of History
Closing Remark by:
Prof. LEUNG Yuen Sang
Professor of History;
Former Director of Institute of Chinese Studies


Unlocking the Sheng Xuanhuai Archive @ CUHK 香港中文大學藏盛宣懷檔案解密