Department of Chinese Studies 中文系

Ming-Qing Studies Research Group

Introduction

The Ming-Qing Studies Research Group brings together faculty members and current and former graduate students of the Chinese department, NUS, who do their research on all aspects of the Ming-Qing period. We also maintain contact with ex-members who have left Singapore to take up positions in other regions. With its emphasis on intellectual and cultural history, the group aims at facilitating academic discussions that fuse history, literature and philosophy. It also encourages researches that use the Ming-Qing as a pivotal point for connecting the middle period with the modern era.

In principle, members of the group will meet once a month. Activities include:

  1. Faculty members and graduate students sharing their current research and findings;
  2. Talks by visiting scholars;
  3. Seminars and international conferences.

Research Areas

  1. History
  2. Religion
  3. Literature
  4. Linguistics
  5. Politics and other cultural and socio-economic issues of Ming-Qing China

People

Core Members:

Name 姓名
A/P Lee Cheuk Yin
(Coordinator)
李焯然副教授 (History and culture of the Ming Dynasty)
A/P Ong Chang Woei
(Coordinator)
王昌伟副教授 Intellectual history of later and late imperial China
A/P Koh Khee Heong
(Coordinator)
许齐雄副教授 Chinese intellectual history, Ming history

Members:

Name 姓名
A/P LO Yuet Keung 劳悦强副教授 Chinese intellectual history
A/P Yung Sai Shing 容世诚副教授 Chinese Drama, Chinese literature and print culture
A/P Xiao Chi 萧驰副教授 Wang Fuzhi, Ming-Qing literature and culture
A/P Su Jui Lung 苏瑞隆副教授 Popular religions and Taoism
A/P Wong Sin Kiong 黄贤强副教授 Political Culture of Modern China
A/P Lam Lap 林立副教授 Ci poetry and Ci studies
Dr Nicolai Martin Volland 傅朗博士 Modern Chinese history
Dr Adrian Tien 田映春博士 Late Qing Novels
A/P Xu Lanjun 徐兰君副教授 Late imperial and modern Chinese literature
Dr Yang Lijun 杨丽君博士 Modern and contemporary Chinese politics and culture
Ms Chin Hsuen Wei 陈雪薇 女士 Chinese literature

Friends of the research group:

Dr Li Cho-ying Socio-cultural history Socio-cultural history
Dr Sim Chuin Peng Print Culture of Ming China NUS
Dr Ngoi Guat Peng Ming Neo-Confucianism NTU
Dr Chong Kwok Wing Song-Ming political history NIE

Graduate student members

李恒俊
庄兴亮
佘慧婷
邹真珍
贺晏然
赵振兴
张 静
翁彦明

Events and Activities

Date Event Speaker
23 Aug 2016 斋匪怎会变拳匪?
1900年浙江省温州府
神拳会事件新探
(与中国宗教研究群联办)
罗士杰博士(国立台湾大学历史系)
18 Dec 2015 晚明商业文化中的才子与佳人:
读〈杜十娘怒沉百宝箱〉与〈
闲云庵阮三偿冤债〉
(与新社联办)
许晖林教授(国立台湾大学中文系)
16 Sept 2014 论孟子的政治哲学——
以王道仁政学说为中心
(与中文系,中文图书馆,
古典文学与思想研究群联办)
郭齐勇教授(武汉大学哲学学院)
21 Aug 2014 康熙18年博学鸿儒科与文
士心态及清初文风转变之关系
Shift in Literati’s Mentality
of Early Qing Dynasty and its
Influence on Literature:
Reexamining the Erudition and
Literature in the 18th year of
Emperor Kangxi.
王力坚教授Professor Wang Lijian,
Head, Taiwan National Central University
19 Mar 2014 五教一家:从赵韩《榄言》
看明末三教与西学的关系
(与中文系与中国宗教研究群联办)
Five Religions as One:
the Relation between the
Three Religions and Western
Learning at the end of the
Ming Dynasty in Zhao Han’s
Lan yan (Jointly organized
with Department of Chinese
Studies and Chinese Religions
Research Group)
李奭学教授 Professor Li Sher-shiueh,
Academia Sinica
1 Aug 2013 战争、记忆与史学书写:
清初殉难文体的文化与社会意涵
War, Memory and History
Writing: The Cultural and
Social Implications of
Martyrdom in Early Qing Dynasty
林学仪博士 Dr Lin Hsueh-yi,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
15 March 2013 明清与图史研究中的近代性与历史性
Ming Qing Studies and the
Modernity and Historicity
in the Research of Illustrations
李纪祥教授 Professor Lee
Chi-Hsiang, Dean, College
of Humanities, Fo Guang University
13 Feb 2013 学术研究的方法与文化史的书写
Methods of Academic Research
and the Writing of Cultural History
熊秉真教授 Professor Hsiung Ping-chen,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
蒲慕州教授 Professor Poo Mu-chou,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
11 Dec 2012 读书会:家书廿七函:
陈尔士生活中的一年与晚清女性之感性:
钱希的《云在轩笔谈》
Discussion Session: 27 Letters:
A Year in Chen Ershi’s life and
the Sensitivity of Women in Late
Qing: Qian Xi’s Yunzaixuan Bitan
方秀洁教授 Professor Grace Fong,
McGill University
7 Dec 2012 副/文本与清代女性别集中生活史
的建构:案例研究
Text and the Construction
of Qing Women Life in
Literary Works
方秀洁教授 Professor Grace Fong,
McGill University
5 Dec 2012 明清妇女著作:一个近代中国女
性文学和历史的数位典藏与数据库
Literary Works of Ming-Qing Women:
A Digital Archive and Database of
Modern Chinese Women’s ,
Literature and History
方秀洁教授 Professor Grace Fong,
McGill University
23 Nov 2012 Developments in Ming-Qing Studies Professor Benjamin A. Elman,
Princeton University
31 Oct 2012 Confucian Administrators?
Scholar Officials in the
Yongzheng Reign
Professor R. Kent Guy,
University of Washington
29-30 Oct 2012 “清代理学”国际学术研讨会
International Conference
on “Neo-Confucianism in
Qing Dynasty”
Jointly Organised by
Department of Chinese Studies,
NUS and Institute of Modern History,
Academia Sinica
29 Mar 2012 从医学立场看明代帝王的疾病与死亡
Death and Illness of the
Ming Emperors: From Medical
Perspectives
何乃强医生 Dr Ho Nai Keung,
Former Head, Paediatrics Department,
KK Hospital; Honorary Vice-Dean,
NUS Medical School; Member,
Wu The Yao Memorial Fund
16 Mar 2012 罗马梵蒂冈教廷图书馆藏明清之
际中西文化交流文献
Ming-Qing documents on
East-West cultural
interaction at the
Vatican Archives in Rome
张西平教授 Professor Zhang Xiping,
Director, Research Center for
Overseas Sinology,
Beijing Foreign Studies University
31 Jan 2012 座谈:姜希辙及其《理学录》考论
Dialogue Session: A Survey
on Jiang Xizhe and his Lixuelu
彭国翔教授 Professor Peng Guoxiang,
Institute for Advanced Humanistic
Studies, Peking University
4 Jan 2012 China’s Place in the Early
Modern World: A New Historiography
Professor Benjamin A. Elman,
Princeton University