Prof. Xue Jiabao of Yancheng Normal University gave a lecture at the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau

On 26 May 2021, Prof. Xue Jiabao of Yancheng Normal University delivered a lecture on “British Desert Island Literature in the Visual Threshold of Chinese Culture” at the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of the University of Macau (UM). Prof. Li Defeng, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) of UM, Prof. Lei Lai Cheng, Assistant Dean of the FAH of UM, Prof. Zhu Shoutong, Director of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of UM, Prof. Chen Zhong, Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute, Prof. Zhang Yue and Prof. Wang Sihao of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature, and students attended the lecture. And the on-site lecture received an enthusiastic response.

 

University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau

Mr. Gao Xiang, the Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Dean of the Chinese Academy of History, led a delegation to visit the University of Macau (UM) on 26 May 2021. The delegation was warmly received by the Rector of the UM, Prof. Song Yonghua. During the visit, the delegation visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of the University of Macau at Cultural Building.

 

Prof. Zhu Shoutong, Director of the CCHC, reported the work content of the centre to the delegation, mainly from the establishment of the centre, the working principle of the centre, and the five constructions in the centre (activity promotion centre, education and training centre, academic exchange centre, academic research centre, publicity and publication centre). And the centre has achieved fruitful results throughout the four years since it has been established. In the end, Prof. Zhu Shoutong summed it up with the sentence “the relationship between homogenization, homochromization, and also specialization and popularization”.

Prof. Lam Iok-fong, Director of the Centre for Macau Studies (CMS), also introduced the contents of work and the books published by the CMS. The centre’s mission is to promote interdisciplinary research in Macao. In different historical periods, Macao has adjusted its goals in response to the development. In recent years, China has put forward the “One Belt, One Road” initiative and the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area, and Macao has entered a new stage of history. The future of Macao has a closer relationship with national policies.

After the visit, the CCHC and the CASS exchanged souvenirs. In addition, the UM and CASS held an exchange ceremony for the cooperation agreement between the two universities in Cultural Building, confirming that UM and CASS will jointly implement the “Student Recommendation Enrollment Plan Agreement” and the “Student Exchange Agreement”.

In addition, the delegation from the CASS also visited the “Signature Wonders” exhibition organized by the CCHC and the library. Accompanied by the UM Rector, Prof. Song Yonghua, the University Librarian, Dr.. Wu Jianzhong, and the Director of the CCHC, Prof. Zhu Shoutong. Mr. Gao Xiang, the Dean of the Chinese Academy of History, showed great interest in the exhibition and evaluated highly of the value of the exhibits.

The 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau—Chinese Culture Exhibiting Activity: Huangmei Opera Art Appreciation

Organized by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture (CCHC) of the University of Macau (UM), and co-organized by the On Fai Friendship Association of Macao, Anhui Huangmei Opera Theatre, and the Association of Excellent Traditional Chinese Culture of Macau, the 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau—Chinese Culture Exhibiting Activity: Huangmei Opera Art Appreciation was successfully held on 21 May, 2021, at the Theater of the E31 Student Activity Centre of the University of Macau.

Prof. Zhu Shoutong, Director of the CCHC of the UM, said in his speech that as one of the five major Chinese operas, Huangmei Opera is the quintessence of Chinese culture and an outstanding representative of China’s intangible cultural heritage. It originated from Huangmei Opera in Hubei Province, and it is now widely distributed in Anhui and Hubei provinces. To promote the excellent traditional Chinese culture as well as the cultural exchanges between Macau and Anhui, the CCHC, Anhui Huangmei Opera Theatre, and the Association of Excellent Traditional Chinese Culture of Macau jointly organized this activity. It is wished that this event could enhance the youth of Macao to feel and experience the charm of the excellent traditional Chinese opera culture through this experience.

Ms. Chan Chi Leng, the president of the Association of Excellent Traditional Chinese Culture of Macau, said in her speech that Huangmei Opera comes from the folks and enjoys both refined and popular tastes. It has impressed countless audiences with its rich flavor of life and fresh local flavor. Furthermore, it is hoped that, this event can help to encourage meeting with friends by means of literature, strengthen the cultural exchanges between Macao and Anhui, and jointly promote the construction of “One Base” in Macao.

This event was divided into two parts. The first part was an introduction to the culture of Huangmei Opera. Mr. Yao Entian, a national first-class performer and the head of the performance troupe of Huangmei Theatre in Anhui Province, and other performers from Huangmei Theatre introduced the culture of Huangmei Opera to the students.

The second part was the artistic appreciation of Huangmei Opera. Many performing artists had brought us a rich artistic and cultural feast of Huangmei Opera, such as “Couple Watching the Lanterns”, “Couple Returning the Home” and other classic works.

Staff from the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau visited the “National Security Education Exhibition”

On 14 May, 2021, the Centre for Chinese History and Culture staff visited the “National Security Education Exhibition” jointly organized by the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) Government and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR. The exhibition was held from 15 April to 16 May in the exhibition hall of the Commercial Cooperation Service Platform Complex between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries.

The exhibition was divided into four parts, including “National Security under major changes unseen in a century”, “Adhering to the overall national security concept to build a general security pattern”, “Maintain national security and ensure the stability of ‘One Country, Two System’” and “The responsibility of the people for national security”. The exhibition focused on the remarkable journey of the country and Macao over the past year, the national people’s concerted efforts to fight the epidemic, and the latest progress of the country and Macao in improving the national security system through refined text, over 400 pictures and nearly 20 videos.

Through this exhibition, the Centre for Chinese History and Culture staff have a better comprehension of national security and the responsibility of the citizens. Meanwhile, they have a deeper understanding of the wisdom and experience of the country in fighting the epidemic, witness the Chinese spirit in epidemic prevention and control, and see the latest progress of the country and Macao in improving the national security system.

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau: FAH-CCHC Lecture Series: Studying Macao’s Diversified Culture: Mateus Ricci and Chinese Culture (1)

Centre for Chinese History and Culture of University of Macau held a Zoom lecture on May 28th themed “Multicultural Study Activities in Macao──Father Matteo Ricci and Chinese Culture”. Professor Ye Nong, Director of the Research Centre for the History and Culture of Hong Kong and Macao of Jinan University was invited as the guest speaker. The lecture appealed to many students of Colegio Mateus Ricci to attend.

Professor Ye Nong shared his knowledge of cultural pluralism, Macau and Ricci. He pointed out that cultural pluralism refers to the process of social development in which a country or a nation inherits its own outstanding traditional culture and incorporates the outstanding traditional culture of other countries and nations, thereby achieving a harmonious social atmosphere. When expressing views on the diversity of cultures in Macao, Professor Ye Nong quoted Mr Fei Xiaotong’s saying: “Appreciate the culture of others as do to one’s own, and the world will become a harmonious whole.”

During the lecture, Professor Ye actively interacted with the students of Colegio Mateus Ricci, and the students also proposed many of their own insights.

Please refer to the Chinese Version for more details: 澳門大學四十週年校慶——中國歷史文化名師名校講座:澳門多元文化研習活動——利瑪竇神父與中華文化

中國歷史文化中心“簽題奇跡”系列活動圓滿收官

由澳門大學中國歷史文化中心和圖書館合辦的簽題奇跡:大師簽名珍本書展暨《中國文化論叢》首發式於2021年5月7日在澳門大學圖書館舉行,適逢澳門大學40週年校慶。是次活動包括簽題奇跡:大師簽名珍本書展、《中國文化論叢》首發式及博雅講座。

 

澳門大學校長宋永華致辭時表示,這次系列活動充分體現了澳門大學的人文底蘊和文化氛圍,在傳承和推廣以中華文化為主流、多元文化並存交流為特質的澳門文化方面也有著積極推動作用。中國歷史文化中心舉辦的系列展覽和學術活動、圖書館的文化收藏和澳大人員的研究、澳門社會各界的支持共同促進了澳門大學人文研究的發展。

 

澳門大學中國歷史文化中心主任朱壽桐和北京師範大學教授暨新詩館藏負責人傅天虹引領一眾嘉賓參觀大師簽名珍本書展。大師簽名珍本書展展出了包括魯迅、郭沫若、丁玲、艾青、巴金、錢鍾書、莫言、賈平凹等眾多名家大師的簽題書籍。在隨後的《中國文化論叢》首發式上,由澳門大學校長宋永華、副校長馬許願、圖書館館長吳建中、人文學院代院長徐杰向澳門各大高校圖書館代表贈書。《中國文化論叢》是中國歷史文中心在澳門中國文化論壇的基礎上徵集學者論文出版的新書,由朱壽桐教授主編。最後,博雅講座由澳門科技大學協理副校長孫建榮教授、澳門理工學院人文及社會科學高等學校校長林發欽教授主講,朱壽桐教授主持,就“澳門與中華文化復興”發表演講和展開對話。

 

蒞臨活動的嘉賓有澳門智慧人文勵政會會長吳在權、北京師範大學教授暨新詩館藏負責人傅天虹、澳門科技大學協理副校長孫建榮、澳門理工學院人文及社會科學高等學校校長林發欽、澳門文化局公共圖書館管理廳廳長呂志鵬、民聯智庫理事長陳冰冰、焦點報社長范益民、澳門國情教育協會會長王海濤、海星中學校長黃彪及副校長李弘、中華教育會理事李小瀅、澳門楚文化協會會長鄺珮瑛及各高校圖書館代表、澳門大學校內嘉賓包括校長宋永華、副校長馬許願、人文學院代院長徐杰、中國歷史文化中心主任朱壽桐、圖書館館長吳建中、澳門大學學生事務長彭執中、鄭裕彤書院代院長黃承發、《南國學術》總編輯田衛平及中國語言文學系和教育學院的教授等。

澳門大學校長宋永華致辭

北京師範大學教授暨新詩館藏負責人傅天虹致辭

澳門大學中國歷史文化中心主任朱壽桐致辭

贈書儀式

贈書儀式

贈書儀式

贈書儀式

博雅講座

澳門國情教育協會會長王海濤發言

大師簽名珍本書展

大師簽名珍本書展

活動合影

活動合影

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