November 19: David Pomfret – “Springs Eternal: Toward a Global History of Rejuvenation”

Society of Fellows Lecture Series, Fall 2018 David Pomfret, HKU, Department of History “Springs Eternal: Toward a Global History of Rejuvenation” Human dreams of prolonging the lifetime and conquering death appear trans-historical. This makes it difficult to pinpoint a particular historical moment when the war on aging commenced. However, in recent years scholars have argued... Continue Reading →

November 5: Eli Park Sorensen, CUHK: “Monopolizing the Future: Carl Schmitt’s Exception and Sci-fi Movies”

Society of Fellows in the Humanities Lecture Series Fall 2018 Eli Park Sorensen, Chinese University of Hong Kong “Monopolizing the Future: Carl Schmitt’s Exception and Sci-fi Movies” November 5, 2018, 4PM Room 436, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong This paper explores possible affinities between Carl Schmitt’s concept of the... Continue Reading →

April 16: Rebecca Karl, NYU/CUHK: “The Magic of Concepts: Repetition and History in China’s Global Twentieth Century”

April 16: Rebecca Karl, NYU/CUHK: “The Magic of Concepts: Repetition and History in China’s Global Twentieth Century” 5-6:30 PM, Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower This talk introduces my most recent book, The Magic of Concepts, through an exploration of the problem of repetition in history. Thinking about repetition (rather than rupture or continuity) as an... Continue Reading →

March 26: Helen Yang, “Colonialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Performativity of Music Performance: Chinese Musicians’ Endeavours in Interwar Shanghai”

Society of Fellows Lecture Series Spring 2018 Colonialism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Performativity of Music Performance: Chinese Musicians’ Endeavours in Interwar Shanghai Speaker: Professor  Helen Yang, Hong Kong Baptist University March 26, 2018 Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower China is now recognized as a hub of Western music activities. What led to the transculturation of... Continue Reading →

March 12: Shengqing Wu (HKUST) “Fantasies of the Self: Chinese Lyricism and Modern Photography”

Society of Fellows Lecture Series Spring 2018 Shengqing Wu, HKUST: “Fantasies of the Self: Chinese Lyricism and Modern Photography” Monday, March 12, 5-6:30 PM Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus Event followed by wine and cheese reception This talk investigates the visual configurations, rhetorical conventions, and fundamental concepts underlying China’s portrait photography in... Continue Reading →

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