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 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

UM Open Day – FAH’s “Opening the Door to a World of Possibilities” received great success

This year, FAH featured “Opening the Door to a World of Possibilities” with 11 booth games, including various language, culture, philosophy and

history games. Visitors were exposed to the multilingual world as they explored human stories and experienced riches of various cultures. CCHC

also takes this opportunity to organize a ceremony to kick off the “Legend of Pen and Ink -Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Celebrities Calligraphy

(One of Fu Tianhong’s New Poetry Personal Collection Exhibition Series)”.

We hope you had a wonderful and fulfilling day at UM

A Series of Academic Exhibitions on Studies in Critical Situation during Critical Times by the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of the University of Macau

In order to systematically display the research results of the humanities researchers of UM in this pandemic period, the Centre for Chinese History and Culture of FAH has invited professors from departments related to humanities to deliver lectures via online channel on the main theme of “The Consciousness of Critical Situation and Hardship in Chinese Traditional Culture”, at the end of the year 2020.

The lectures via online channel were delivered successfully. The lectures series include the topics of “The Consciousness of Critical Situation and Hardship in Chinese Traditional Culture” of Prof. YEUNG SIU KWAI from Faculty of Education,  “Endless life in difficult times: Views of Macao University Students on the Value and Significance of Chinese Traditional Culture” of Prof. GONG YANG from Faculty of Education, “Cultural Responsibility in disaster” of Prof. TANG CHON CHIT from Department of  Chinese Language and Literature of Faculty of Arts and Humanities,  “The issue of epidemic prevention and anti-epidemic method – the role of regulating immune response in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19” of Prof. CHEN XIN from Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences, “The Public Sphere and Urban Management in Contemporary China: Historical Considerations during COVID-19” of Prof. WANG DI from Department of History of Faculty of Arts and Humanities. These lectures were popular among students in University of Macau. Hundreds of students participated in the lectures actively and indicated that these lectures inspired them a lot to think about the pandemic period in China deeply, and it is of great significance for deeply understanding the Culture of Critical Situation in China.

The Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the Confucius Institute Greatly Supported the 65th Anniversary Activities of Escola Estrela do Mar

The Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the Confucius Institute Greatly Supported the 65th Anniversary Activities of Escola Estrela do Mar

To celebrate the 65th School Anniversary, Escola Estrela do Mar School held the celebration carnival in 6thDec. Among lots of activities, the ancient costume wearing and photo shooting activity has gained strong support of the Centre for Chinese History and Culture and the Confucius Institute, University of Macau.