CCHC follows the leadership of the Macau Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture Association to call on the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R. and Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government

Macau Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture Association has been founded recently, and Professor Zhu Shoutong, Director of Centre for Chinese History and Culture, was appointed as the Chairman of the supervisory committee.

The purpose of the association is highly consistent with the work of the Centre. Macao S.A.R. Government and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao S.A.R. attached great importance to the establishment of the association.

A few days ago, Professor Zhu Shoutong followed the leadership of the Association to call on the Liaison Office of the Central Committee and Office of the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government respectively.

They were cordially received by Mr. Fu Ziying, Director of the Liaison Office of Macao, Ms. Yan Zhichan, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office, and Ms. Ao Ieong U, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao S.A.R. Government.

Professor Zhu Shoutong also  verbally reported the recent work of the Centre to the leaders of the Liaison Office and the Office of the Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs. They indicated that they would pay attention to the work of the Centre.

Prof. Pan Gongkai, a well-known artist and former dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture

Prof. Pan Gongkai, a well-known artist and former dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture

 

Prof. Pan Gongkai, a well-known artist and former dean of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture on April 15th ,2021 and held a humanities lecture at the lecture hall of Cultural Building. Prof. Pan was warmly received by Vice Rector Kee-long SO, Interim dean of  Faculty of Arts and Humanities Prof. Xu Jie, director of the Department of Portuguese Prof. Yao Jingming, director of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Prof.  Wang Qingjie , and director of the Centre for Arts and Design Prof.  Lampo Leong. The director of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture Prof. Zhu Shoutong introduced to Professor Pan the situation of the centre’s compilation of the “A Century of Chinese New Culture” series.

 

The famous artist, Mr. Zhang Wenlai, Chairman of the Changshu Artists Association, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau

The famous artist, Mr. Zhang Wenlai, Chairman of the Changshu Artists Association, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau

On April 14th2021, the famous artist and Chairman of the Changshu Artists Association, Mr. Zhang Wenlai, visited the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau and discussed with the director of the centre Prof.  Zhu Shoutong about holding an exhibition of works by the master of fine arts Pang Xunqin in the center. Mr. Pang Xunqin is the founder of China’s modern arts and crafts, and an artist who has studied Chinese and Western art. He has been well-known in the Chinese art circle in the 1930s. The exhibition about this master of fine arts is expected to land in the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau in the second half of this year.

 

CCHC Director Prof.Zhu Shoutong Participated in the Online Outstanding Scholars Lecture of Chinese Culture and Religion held by Confucius Institute of Hong Kong

CCHC Director Prof. Zhu Shoutong Participated in the Online Outstanding Scholars Lecture of Chinese Culture and Religion held by Confucius Institute of Hong Kong

 

On April 12, 2021, the Confucius Institute of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University held a lecture on the experience and challenges of The Story of the Stone in English through the online platform. The lecture invited Mr Pai Hsien-Yung and Ms. Chan Egan, the co-authors of The Story of the Stone – A Chapter-by-chapter Guide and Professor Zhu Shoutong, director of the Centre of Chinese History and Culture, University of Macau. The lecture attracted more than 300 people to watch, including undergraduates from the University of Macau, and other scholars and students from four places across the strait, referring to China’s mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

Ms. Chan shared her experience with Mr Pai and her knowledge of The Story of the Stone. She has studied the Chinese and English versions of The Story of the Stone many times, but she did not fully understand the book until after reading the guide by Mr Pai. In addition, Ms Chan talked about the challenges encountered in writing the English guide of the book, such as the translation of the names of characters.

Ms. Chan Egan

Mr. Pai firstly reviewed the history he had met with Professor Zhu more than 30 years ago and his contacts with Professor Chan and his wife for nearly half a century. He said that he was very happy to discuss his favorite book The Story of the Stone with two old friends. Mr. Pai considered it as the Mount Everest in literature. Later, he shared his teaching experience at National Taiwan University. He spent three semesters analyzing the book in detail for the students and taught them his lifelong study and experience on the book.

Mr Pai Hsien-Yung

Professor Zhu highly praised Mr Pai’s promotion of The Story of the Stone as an outstanding contemporary writer. He believed that one of the important ways for a national classic to spread should be the interpretation of the national classics by outstanding writers and a contemporary interpretation. Professor Zhu called on the Chinese Reading Festival to attach importance to such literary and cultural phenomena. Professor Zhu also put forward some topics for discussion on the translation of names in The Story of the Stone and the annotations in it by Mr Pai and others.

Professor Zhu Shoutong

Professor Zhu further asked Mr. Pai if he would continue to work hard on this marvellous book after he has done great work like Pai Hsien-Yung Explains the Story of the Stone and The Story of the Stone – A Chapter-by-chapter Guide. Mr Pai answered with great interest that The Story of the Stone is such a great work that one cannot finish reading or analyzing it. Mr Pai said sincerely that for his lifelong work on it, he could only understand about 80 per cent of the book, which is not bad. As an outstanding writer, Mr Pai treated Chinese literary classics with such a modest attitude, which left a deep impression on readers and listeners.

Lecture host

Prof. Zhu Shoutong participated in the 2021 Macao HualiHuafu Culture International Forum and delivered a keynote speech

On April 11, 2021, the 2021 Macao HualiHuafu Culture International Forum was held at the Macau Tower. Prof. Zhu Shoutong, the director of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau, participated in it and delivered a keynote speech. Prof.  Zhu spoke highly of the academic planning that combines Chinese clothing with Chinese rituals. He believes that the basic feature of Chinese clothing culture is etiquette ,  and aesthetics is the most important. And the function of keeping warm and cold is not dominant. Therefore, the culture of Chinese clothing is the exquisite epitome of Chinese culture. Brilliantly presented, the tradition of Chinese clothes can see through the elegance of the state of Chinese etiquette.

CCHC participated in UM Language and Culture Day kicks off to promote linguistic and cultural diversity

The 3rd UM Language and Culture Day 2021, organized by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) of UM, featured the theme of “Value your own language; Embrace everyone’s cultures” with various cultural and folklore performances and the “International Language and Culture Fair”, as well as language workshops.

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of UM, this signature event of FAH aims at preserving the various mother tongues of the people in Macau, as well as raising students’ awareness about the importance of sustaining linguistic and cultural diversity in the city.

Prof. Billy So, Vice Rector of Student Affairs, Mr. Paul Pang, Dean of Students, Prof. Katrine Wong, Director of CTLE, together with Prof. Xu Jie, Interim Dean of FAH, were among the officiating guests. In his welcoming speech, Prof. Xu highlighted the special role that Macau plays in its transition to a world center of tourism and leisure, emphasizing that such a developmental goal cannot be achieved without linguistic and cultural diversity. Citing renowned Chinese anthropologist and sociologist Fei Hsiao-Tung, Prof. Xu suggested that our world is only beautiful when we treasure others’ values, languages, and cultures.

The event, co-organized by Prof. Joaquim Kuong, Ms. Lisa Lam, and various colleagues of FAH, attracted over 300 UM students and staff, who were impressed by the huge array of multilingual singing, dancing, musical and folklore performances. Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Portuguese, Japanese, and Filipino were among the languages showcased this year. The Centre for Chinese History and Culture has also participated in this event. Aside from the Bamboo Flute Art Performance by the Centre’s postgraduate students, the Centre has arranged a game booth. All the participants enjoyed the booth games, demonstrations of diverse traditional cultures, movie screening, and food stalls. In addition, students had the opportunity to improve their language skills by attending the English Movie Dubbing workshop, and to learn how to read and compose Chinese poetic couplets.  Many participants considered the Language and Culture Day to be a highly significant and meaningful event.

 

The Journal”Exploration and Free Views” published the introduction of the International Video Conference on (the cultural self-confidence of Chinese literature) held by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the release of the representative results

Cultural Confidence and Cultural Identity: Observation from the Perspective of Chinese Literature and Language

In 2020, when the domestic epidemic situation was still under tension, we  prepared for a large-scale international video academic seminar in the humanities and academic circles, and set the theme as “Cultural Confidence in Chinese Literature”. Colleagues in the academic circle have their own understanding of this subject, and many people think that the cultural confidence of Chinese literature is not based on speaking out. I agree with this view, but I still insist that there is still a need to say “cultural self-confidence”.

—-Prof. Zhu Shoutong ,The Host of Centre for Chinese History and Culture

For more details ,please refer to the Chinese version:

探索與爭鳴新刊速遞2021第二期(1)第16頁

CCHC Lecture Series-Sacred Heart Canossian College recently invited Prof. TANG Keng Pan to give a lecture on “Rhythm and Recitation of Metrical Poems” for the students

Through the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the UM, The Sacred Heart Canossian College recently invited Prof. TANG Keng Pan, an emeritus professor of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of the University of Macau to give a lecture on “Rhythm and Recitation of Metrical Poems” for the students of the school.

For more details ,please refer to the Chinese version:澳門日報鄧景濱進聖心講授格律詩

UM holds “Legend of Paper and Ink: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Celebrities of Calligraphy”

“Legend of Paper and Ink: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Celebrities of Calligraphy” has been recently held by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau, which lasted for six days from 17th to 22nd January 2021. The exhibition is also one of the exhibition series of “Mr. Fu Tianhong’s New Poetry Collection”. There are more than fifty pieces of works displayed in the exhibition, all of which are works from outstanding calligraphers, artists and litterateurs, including Guo Moruo, Lin Sanzhi, Sha Menghai, Fei Xinwo, Zhao Piaochu, Ouyang Zhongshi, Wu Guanzhong, Fan Zeng, Shen Peng, Ya Ming, Ai Qing, Jin Yong, Zang Kejia, Yu Guangzhong, Luo Fu, Mo Yan, Jia Pingwa, etc. The opening ceremony was held in the afternoon on 17th January, and many distinguished guests attended the ceremony and visited the exhibition afterwards. From these great works, viewers have better understood and memorized the lives of the celebrities.

 

Jornal Foco Macau: UM Holds “Legend of Paper and Ink: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Celebrities of Calligraphy”

Jornal Foco Macau: UM Holds “Legend of Paper and Ink: Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Celebrities of Calligraphy”

Host by: Centre for Chinese History and Culture, University of Macau

Date: January 17, 2021 (Campus Open Day) to January 22 (end at 1:00 pm)

Open Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (closed at 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm)

Location: Exhibition Hall, Cultural Building, University of Macau (E34-G016)

Opening Ceremony: January 17, 2021, 2:30 PM