Bringing Together China and the West: A Symposium to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of The Chinese University of Hong Kong




10 February 2023



14:00 – 17:30 



Digital Scholarship Lab, University Library, The Chinese University of Hong Kong or virtually via zoom



The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library, Department of History and Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong





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Time Session Speaker
2:00 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.  

Opening Remarks

Ms Laifong LI

Associate University Librarian


Prof. Stuart M. McManus

Associate Director, Centre for Comparative and Public History, Department of History, CUHK

2:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

Panel 1: Art and Culture Between China and the West

Prof. Puk Wing-kin (Moderator)

Associate Professor, Department of History, CUHK

The Return of the Elephant: 

Court Imaginations in Early Modern Sino-European Encounters

Prof. Lianming Wang 

Associate Professor, Department of Chinese and History, City University of Hong Kong

Overlapping of the Western and Chinese Bodies: Accommodation in Boyms Latin Translation Prof. Sophie Ling-chia Wei 

Associate Professor, Department of Translation, CUHK

Jesuits, Books, and ‘Cultures of Text’ in Early Modern China Prof. Elisabetta Corsi

Chair of Sinology, Department of History, Cultures, Religious Studies, Visual and Performing Arts, Sapienza University of Rome

Johann Adam Schall von Bell and His Historica Relatio de ortu et progressu fidei orthodoxae in Regno Chinensi… (1669) Prof. Claudia von Collani

Adjunct Professor of Missiology and Dialogue of Religions, University of Wuerzburg

Q & A Session
3:50 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Break
4:10 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

Panel 2: Translating Between China and the West

Prof. James Morton (Moderator)

Assistant Professor, Department of History, CUHK

Overthrowing the Tartar ‘Tyranny’: British Understandings of Manchu-Chinese Relations and Sino-British Diplomacy from the Macartney Embassy to the First Opium War Mr. Ross Moncrieff

Examination Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford

Priorities and problems in early English sinology Dr. William Poole

Fellow in English and Senior Tutor, New College, University of Oxford

‘Canons and Artillerie’: The Ming-Qing War seen through Schall’s Essentials of Gunnery (火攻挈要 Huogong qieyao, 1643/1847) and Martini’s Tartar War (Bellum Tartaricum, London 1654) Prof. Eugenio Menegon

Associate Professor of History, Department of History, Boston University

Q & A Session
5:25 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks