人文學科研究所 Research Institute for the Humanities

Research Centers

Research Centre for Humanities Computing

Restructured from the Humanities Computing and Methodology Programme, the renowned Research Centre for Humanities Computing commits itself to attending the needs of the humanities community, both locally and internationally. Its exertion has been recognized by web awards including the Britannica Internet Guide Award. Being awarded the most outstanding research project of the Arts Faculty for the year 2001-2002, the ‘Education Towards Biliteracy and Trillingualism: An internet Support Project’ (QEF supported) is also one of the hallmark achievements of the Center. Equipped with abundant practical and research experience, The Research Centre for Humanities Computing delivers consultation service to other units of CUHK, notably the CUPID (The Chinese University Philosophy Information Databases) and varied RGS projects.

http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/

Edwin Cheng Foundation Asian Centre for Phenomenology

Established in 2002 with the initiative of the Department of Philosophy, and further expanded in 2007 with the funding by Dr. Edwin S. L. Cheng, the Edwin Cheng Foundation Asian Centre for Phenomenology is dedicated to the research and study of Phenomenology, one of the most vigorous philosophy movements in contemporary academia. Apart from raising intellectual exchange and international collaboration on phenomenological research in the Asian-Pacific region, the Centre also intends to fortify research in the relation of Phenomenology and human science. Besides, the organization of distinguishing symposia including the Phenomenology for Asian Scholars 2012 on Phenomenology of Art (Jul- Aug 2012), and conferences such as Logos and Aesthesis: Phenomenology and the Arts (Jul- Aug 2012) are also solid substantiation of the Center’s dedication to academic exchange.

http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/rih/phs/

Research Centre for Human Values

Established in 2009, the Research Center for Human Values is founded with the donation form Philomathia Foundation to cultivate reflectiveness about human values through research, public discussion and teaching. It seeks to agitate discussion on value-conflicts within current academic dynamics and fast-changing contemporary life. The Center enjoys the privilege of situating at The Chinese University of Hong Kong - the concord of East and West, which sophisticates its position in nurturing cross-cultural and intercultural perspectives on issues of ethics and human values. As one of the many notable projects of the Center, the symposium The Humanities and Public Discourse (Nov 2011) brought together humanities scholars in Hong Kong who were devoted to responding to the crisis of humanity in today’s world and its significance in contemporary society. Other riveting activities include the recent lecture Chinese Philosophy and the Development of Compassion (May 2012) and seminar Shakespeare and Value (Jun 2010).

http://www.eng.cuhk.edu.hk/rchv

Leung Po Chuen Research Centre for Hong Kong History and Humanities

It is the bourn of the Leung Po Chuen Research Centre for Hong Kong History and Humanities to ascertain the forces and historical circumstances in the 19th and 20th century that shaped Hong Kong into today’s pioneering metropolitan city. It aspires to serve as a civic think-tank on local studies, and to provide consulting service to all sectors of the community. As a long-term objective, the Center strives to develop into a full-scale inter-disciplinary research hub of both local history and culture, which could in turn nourish local people’s sense of belonging and incubate their sense of commitment towards Hong Kong. The recent featured academic seminars held by the Center include Seminar of Oral History (New Territories District) (May 2012) and Matchmaking and Money making in a Patronage Society - The First Duke and Duchess of Chandos, c.1712 – 1735 (Feb 2012).

http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/rih/lpc/Index(E).html

Center for the Study of Islamic Culture

In order to promote Islamic Studies in Hong Kong, the Research Institute for the Humanities (RIH) came to an agreement with the Islamic Cultural Association (Hong Kong) on 31 July 2013. With the sponsorship provided by the latter under the agreement, RIH launched the ‘Islamic Studies Initiative’ (ISI) on 13 September 2013. Since then ISI had strived to fulfill its mission. It had organized a series of lectures delivered by international scholars, culminating in the First Distinguished Lectureship in Islamic Civilization. It had also produced the first-ever academic publication focused on localization of Islam in China. On 12 May 2015, ISI was approved by the management of the university to become the Centre for the Study of Islamic Culture (CSIC).

http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/rih/csic
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