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Centre Name:

 

Centre for Chinese Studies Research

Chairperson:

 

Prof. Dr. Ho Khai Leong (Jan 2013 – Aug 2013)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wong Wun Bin (Sept 2013 – Dec 2013)

Description of Centre:

 

中 华文化博大精深,它包含了中华民族数千年来累积的智慧与经验,而作为学术范畴的中华研究,涵盖了中国哲学、历史、语文、文学、科学、艺术等学科。然而,为 了适应与生存,处在一个多元族群国家的马来西亚,华人及跨族群文化研究亦必然成为中华研究的重点之一。与此同时,全球化为当前国际发展的大趋势,中国也正 处于高速转型时期,是故当代中国的政经文教也是全球瞩目的研究课题。在面对错综复杂与迅速变迁的时代,拉曼大学成立了中华研究中心,有志于从事传统中华文 化、马来西亚华人各领域及当代中国之研究。除了学术研究外,中华研究中心也肩负推广与弘扬中华文化与艺术、融入本土与创新及与国际接轨之角色。

Research area:

 

         Chinese Malaysian and Culture

         Modern Chinese Literature

         Sinology

         Contemporary China

         Chinese Arts Research

         Min-nan Culture

  


Activities in 2013

Summary of activities

List of all events organized from January till December 2013 (in chronological order). 

No.

Date

Event

1

12 January 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: “Social Governance in Malaysia”-Training Program for Selected Government Officials from China 

Speaker: Dr Chin Chong Foh, ICS UTAR

Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

2

5 February 2013

Seminar/ Workshop

Title: The Art of Calligraphy Woodcarving Seminar cum Research Workshop  /书法木刻艺术研习营

 Speaker: Prof. Ho Khai Leong

 Venue: Block P, UTAR

3

6 February 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: School Establishment  and Administration of Singapore and Malaysian Businessmen: A Case Study of Nanyang University Established by South Fujian (Min-nan) Merchant Tan Lark Sye (新马商人办学与治校特色: 以闽南富商陈六使办南洋大学为例) 

Speaker:  Dr. Lee Leong Sze (利亮時博士), National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan / 高雄师范大学
 

4

7 March 2013

Academic Talk

Title: Is Confucianism A Religion?/ 儒家思想是一種宗教嗎? 

Speaker: Dr Lo Yuet Keung (勞悅強博士), Assoc Prof, Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore. 

5

14 March 2013

Academic Talk

Title: The Status and Values of Mandarin in Modern Society/ 中文在当今生活中的地位与价值 

Speaker: Dr Zhou Ruimeng (周瑞孟博士), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 

6

15 – 22 March 2013

Exhibition

Title: ICS Exhibition: A Breezy Stroll through the Chinese Cultural Bonanza  /春风十里——中华研究院中华文化展 

Exhibition Item / 參展项目:

a)      Calligraphy 书法

b)      Chinese painting 水墨画

c)      Chinese knot 中国结

d)     seal carving 篆刻

e)      Wood carving木刻

f)       Chinese paper cutting 剪纸

g)      Classical Chinese poetry 中国古典诗词

h)      Chinese chess 中国象棋

i)        Art of Tea 茶艺

j)        Chinese food 中华美食

k)      Photography 摄影 (Chinese Culture in UTAR/中华文化在拉曼大学)

l)        Martial arts 武术

m)    Cross talk相声

n)      Chinese orchestra 华乐

o)      Singing and poetry recital 歌唱与诗歌朗诵

7

17 March 2013

Academic Talk

Title: The Top 20 Intellectuals in Contemporary Malaysia/ 当今马来西亚二十大学问家

Speaker: Dr Tee Boon Chuan, ICS UTAR

Venue: NBw Humanities Library, Segamat, Johor

 


8

24 – 30 March 2013

Overseas Training

Title: 2013 Training Program on Teaching Materials for Overseas Chinese Language Teachers / 外国本土汉语教师教材培训班

 Members involved: Dr Tee Boon Chuan , Dr Lee Kean Yau,  Mr Mok Tuck Hau, Dr Chin Chong Foh and Mr Lee Soo Chee

Venue: Xiamen University, China / 厦门大学

9

26 March  2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: Religious freedom in Post-independent Malaysia, Challenges and Developments-Academic speech in the Institute of Overseas Chinese & Foreign Citizens of Chinese Origin, Huaqiao University 

Speaker: Dr Chin Chong Foh

Venue: Huaqiao University, Xiamen City, Fujian Province, CHINA

10

27 March 2013, 3:30-5:30PM

Book Launching and Seminar

Title: View Exchange on Creative Writing /“作家对谈暨 ‘庆金丛书’推介仪式”  对谈创作经验 

Speakers: Awardees of the 1st “Qing Jin Collection”

 (Luo Luo, Zhang Bo Ji, Xing Yi Wang)
第一届“庆金丛书”得主:罗罗、张柏榗与邢诒旺

11

27 March 2013, 7:00-9:00PM

Seminar/Talk

Title: Ethical Literary Criticism: A Study of Sphinx and Ethical Choice /文学伦理学批评:斯芬克斯与伦理选择研究 

Speaker: Professor Nie Zhenzhao 聂珍钊教授

12

28 March 2013

Academic Talk

Title: Three Epochs of Chu Hsi Studies History in South East Asia/东南亚朱子学的三个历史形态’ (as a talk of  “厦门大学人文国际讲座”) 

Speaker: Dr Tee Boon Chuan

Venue: 320, Humanities College, Xiamen University

13

4 April 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: 佛教信仰与弥陀净土教学 

Speaker: Prof Dr Chen Jian-Huang, National Pingtung University of Education, NPUE

14

4 April 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: 陶渊明对宋人的典范意义——以东坡、稼轩为例 

Speaker: Assoc Prof Dr Huang Hui-Chin, National Pingtung University of Education, NPUE

15

4 April 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: 《说文解字》与文字学 

Speaker: Assoc Prof Dr Ke Ming-jue, National Pingtung University of Education, NPUE

16

25 April 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: Leonard Personality Inventory Forum 

Speaker: Prof. Leonard

17

12 June 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: Guqin----The sound of Chinese Humanity /中國人文山水的聲音——古琴 

Speaker: Mr Beh Jiun Kok (馬俊國先生) , Lecturer of Wen Shan Community College and Ban Qiao  Community College, Taiwan. / 文山社區大學与板橋社區大学讲师

 

18

15 June 2013

LPI Personality Inventory

Title: 9th Malaysia Festival of the Mind

19

15 June 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: Buddhism in Singapore-China Relations: Case Study on Venerable Hong Chuan’s Visits to China (1982-1990)/新加坡与中国关系中佛教:以宏船法师及其访华为案例(1982-1990) 

Speaker: Mr Chia Meng Tat (谢明达), PhD candidate, Cornell University, USA

20

29 June 2013

International Conference

Title: 2013 International Conference on Chinese Studies / 2013华人研究国际学术论坛 

Coordinator & Assessor: Dr Liau Ping Leng, ICS UTAR

Co-organized with Universiti Malaya (UM), National Taiwan Univerisity, New Era College and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Venue: Universiti Malaya (UM)

21

29 June 2013

Seminar/ Workshop

Title: The Making of  Thread-Bound Chinese Books and Silk Brocade Boxes Workshop / 线装书与锦盒制作研习营 

Trainer: Mr. Loh Say Chung (骆世俊先生), Director  of Dream Seed Bookshop

22

1 July 2013

International Conference

Title: International Conference on Regional Literature and  Ethnic Culture / 区域文学与族群文化研究交流会 

Speaker: Professor Horng, Shu-ling (洪淑苓所长) , Director, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University and Prof Chang, Wen-Hsun (張文薰教授), Prof Huang, Mei-Er (黃美娥教授), Prof Su, Shuo-Bi (蘇碩斌教授) 

23

4 July 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: Translatable and Untranslatable of Chinese - Malay Translation from Classical Chinese Literature’s Perspective /  论华译马之可译与不可译:以中国古典文学为例 

Speaker: Dr Goh Sang Seong (吴尚雄博), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) 

24

10 July 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: The Aesthetic Ideas and Passion of Traditional Chinese Cuisine in Kampar /金宝华人传统美食的审美创意与情结   

Speaker: Mr Mike Lim/ Mr. Lim Kian Ming/ Mike Lim (林建明/迈克先生). Chinese Teacher. Famous writer. Bachelor of Malay Studies, UM. Studies Master of Literature (Modern Language (Chinese)) in UPSI

25

12 July 2013

LPI Personality Inventory & Poster Exhibition

Title: UTAR Science Fair  

26

17 July 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: A Seminar on Malaysian Chinese Children Literature and Publishing / 马华儿童文学创作与出版 

Speakers:
(1) Mr Khor Ewe Yin 许友彬先生, Director of Odonata Publishing;

(2) Ms Tang Show Yin 邓秀茵小姐, Chief Editor of Odonata Publishing.

27

18 July 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: The Cultural Genes of Chinese: Introduction and Analysis / 当代中国人文化基因谈 

Speaker: Speaker: Prof Zhang Shi-ya (張詩亞), Southwest University, CHINA

28

24 July 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: A talk on “Into the Fiction World: Details Outside of the Topic” / 进入小说世界:那些主题之外的细节 

Speaker: Ms Ho Sock Fong (贺淑芳小姐, 马华著名小说家)

29

31 July 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: A Talk on “When the Text Encounters Music: My Poem and My Song” / 当文字遇上音符:我的诗、我的歌 

Speaker: Mr Chan Sau Ann 陈绍安先生 (吉打州星洲日报采访主任、兼任歌手、词曲创作家) 

30

31 July 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: Why We Have Carried On Chinese Culture All These Years: An Senior Journalist’s Cultural Observation /这些年,我们为什么还要承传中华文化?——一位资深新闻从业员的文化考察

 Speaker: Mr Yaw Chee (游枝先生), Famous Senior Journalist

31

7 August 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: Research Methods and Research Values of Chinese Dialects: A Case Study on Southern Fujianese  / 汉语方言的研究方法与价值:以闽方言为例 

Speaker: Prof Dr Gan Yu’en (甘于恩博士), 中国暨南大学中文系教授

32

20 August 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: China and ASEAN Relation: A General Introduction / 中国和亚细安的关系 

Speaker: Prof. Teng Chengda (滕成达教授), & Dr. Chen, Bingxian (陈丙先博士), College of ASEAN. Guangxi University for Nationalities, CHINA

33

8 September 2013

Interaction

Title: Dinner Anniversary of Moi Kong Association Kampar /金宝梅江会馆周年庆晚宴 

Members Involved: Dr Wong Wun Bin, Dr Tan Beng Piou, Mr Toh Teong Chuan, Ms Chiok Paik Furn

Venue: Dong Hai Restaurant

34

13 September 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: A Study of Quemoy Merchant /金門商人研究 

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Te-Lan Chu (朱德蘭教授), Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan / 中央研究院人文社會科學研究中心

35

15 September 2013

Interaction

Title: Festival Lantern of 12 Chinese Association Kampar /金宝十二华团庆中秋节 

Members Involved: Dr Wong Wun Bin, Dr Tan Beng Piou, Mr Toh Teong Chuan, Ms Chiok Paik Furn, Ms Ang Siew Mun, Dr Er Lee Siong,  Dr Tan Huey Peng

Venue: Kampar Old Town 

36

25 September 2013

Interaction

Title: Interaction with Perak Chinese Mining Association /马来西华人矿业公会交流 

Members involved:Dr Chong Siou Wei, Dr Wong Wun Bin,  Dr Lim Chee Men, Dr Tan BEng Piou, Mr Mok Tuck Hau, Mr Toh Teong Chuan

Venue: Perak Chinese mining Association /霹雳华人矿业公会

37

21 October 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: The Chinese Scholars from Havard University in Recent Hundred Years /哈佛大学百年华裔汉学学者 

Speaker: Ms Phoebe Chang Phong / Ex-Librarian, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University & Secretary, The North America Chinese Writers Association  (张凤/ 美国哈佛燕京学社前图书馆员、北美华文作家协会秘书长)
 


 

38

25 October 2013

Interaction

Title: Visit to Chinese Association – Tseng Lung Fui Kuon, Kampar / 金宝增龙会馆交流 

Members involved:Dr Chong Siou Wei, Dr Wong Wun Bin, Dr Tan BEng Piou, Mr Mok Tuck Hau,  Mr Toh Teong Chuan

39

26 October 2013

Culture Performamce

Title: Hakka Folk Song and Cultural Performance 客家山歌及文化表演观赏会 

Members Involved Dr Wong Wun Bin, Dr Lim Chee Men, Dr Tan Beng Piou, Mr Mok Tuck Hau, Mr Toh Teong Chuan, , Dr Lee Mah Ngee, Ms Chiok Paik Furn.

Venue: Kam Leng Restaurant, Kampar

40

26 October 2013

Seminar/ Workshop

Title: Ethnicity, Identity, Culture and Local Society: International Hakka Culture’s Seminar and Workshop /族群、認同、文化及地方社會: 國際客家文化工作坊 

Collaboration with College of Hakka Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan.

Members involved: Dr Chong Siou Wei, Dr Wong Wun Bin, Dr Chin Chong Foh, Dr Lee Mah Ngee, Dr Tan Beng Piou, Mr Toh Teong Chuan, Dr Lim Chee Men, Mr Mok Tuck Hau and Mr Teh Boon Teck 

41

27 October 2013

Fieldwork / Interaction

Title: Malaysian Hakka Cultural Tour:
1. Visit Hakka Village – Malim Nawar / 參訪雙溪古月客家新村
2. Visit  Hakka Chinese Association – Perak Kaying Association (Ipoh) / 霹靂(怡保)嘉應會館交流 

Collaboration with College of Hakka Studies, Nation Chiao Tung University. Members Involved:  Dr Wong Wun Bin, Dr Lim Chee Men, Dr Tan Beng Piou,Dr Toh Teong Chuan, Ms Chiok Paik Furn

Venue: Malim Nawar and Ipoh

42

1 November 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: Transmission and Interpretation: An International Conference on Pan-Pacific Literature, Thoughts, and Cultures /亞太文學、思想與文化傳釋:國際學術研討會 

Collaboration with Faculty of Literature, National Taiwan University (國立臺灣大學文學院「跨國界的文化傳釋:東亞各國間的文化交流跨學科研究計畫」) 

Members involved: Dr Chong Siou Wei, Mr Mok Tuck Hau,  Prof Lim Chooi Kwa, Dr Phua Shiau Chen, Dr Wong Wun Bin, Ms Yap Yuet Ngor, Dr Lim Chee Men, and Dr Tee Boon Chuan
 

43

4 November 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: The Sageliness Within and Kingliness Without in Contemporary New Confucian and Post-Contemporary New Confucian Contexts / “內圣”“外王”之辩:“新儒学”与“后新儒学”的回环 

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Lin Anwu (Director, Graduate Institute of Religion and Culture, Tzu Chi University, TAIWAN / 林安梧博士/台湾慈济大学宗教与文化研究所教授兼所长

44

6 November 2013

Fieldwork

Title: Fieldwork on The Tombstone of Bukit China, Malacca /马六甲三宝山墓碑田野调查 

Collaboration with Research Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan./ Dr Wong Wun Bin

Venue: Department of Chinese Literature, NCKU

45

9 November 2013

Seminar/ Workshop

Title: The Making of  Chinese Knot /中国结制作研习营
 

Trainer: Ms Bong Suk Chein (黄慈桢小姐), Pelajar Institut Pendidikan Guru Kampas Ipoh

46

11 – 25 November 2013

Exhibitions

Title: Master Piece: Artworks of ICS lecturers and Calligraphers (大師精品) & Brotherhood’s Sensation: Artworks of UTAR students (棣華熠熠) 

Exhibitors (參展對象):

  1.  ICS lecturers and Calligraphers  / (林水檺師、李乾耀師、李国正师、鄭浩千師等)
  2. Tieu Kai Ping and Tieu Kai Sern (UTAR Students) / 張凱彬、張凱森(拉曼大學學生)Exhibition items (參展作品與數目): Chinese Calligraphy/ 書法  

47

28 November 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: The Characteristics of Taiwan’s Austronesian Languages / 《台湾南岛语特色》 

Speaker: Prof. ChangYueh-chin (张月琴教授), National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan (台湾国立清华大学)
 

48

30 November 2013

Seminar/Talk

Title: The Characteristics of Taiwan’s Minnan  Languages and Discussion on Penang’s Hokkien Languages / 《台湾闽南语特色—兼论槟城福建话》 

Speaker: Prof. ChangYueh-chin (张月琴教授), National Tsing-hua University, Taiwan (台湾国立清华大学)

 

Summary of activities

8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ISSCO

世界海外华人研究学会第八届国际会议

17 – 19 August 2013

ISSCO, the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, is a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional society of individuals and institutions interested in and committed to the study of Chinese overseas. The primary purposes of the society are to advance research and scholarly exchange   in the study of Chinese overseas, to promote avenues for research and publications, and to organise and support national and international conferences.

ISSCO was established in 1992 at the culmination of the first ISSCO international conference convened jointly with the Department of Ethnic Studies of the University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A. Professor Wang Gungwu, then Vice-Chancellor of Hong Kong University and now with National University of Singapore, was appointed President; Professor Wang Ling-chi, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC  Berkeley, as Secretary-Treasurer; and Teresita Ang See, of Kaisa Para Sa Kaunlaran in Manila as Vice President.

Aside from the three officers, ISSCO by-laws provide for the election of 12 other Board members representing Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Oceania, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and two at large representatives.  

ISSCO holds one major international conference every three years and two regional conferences in between. The regional conferences are usually held in cooperation with other institutions.

The 8th International Conference of ISSCO was successfully held in Malaysia from 17th to 19th August 2013 at Palace of the Golden Horses, Kuala Lumpur. 

The ISSCO8 Program Schedule was as follows: 

Time

Activities

Venue

16 August, Friday/ 816日,星期五

Arrival of participants

 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm

ISSCO Council Meeting

Board Room II

17 August, Saturday/817日,星期六

8.00am-8.45am

Registration 登记

 

8.45am-9.45am

Conference Opening

大会开幕仪式

Auditorium

9.45am-10.30am

Photo-taking and Tea Break

全体合照及茶点

Garden; lobbies

10.30am-12.10 pm

Keynote Lectures 主题演讲

Professor Leo Suryadinata

廖建裕教授

Professor Wang Ling-Chi

王灵智教授

Chaired by Prof Wang Gungwu

主持: 王赓武教授

Auditorium

12.10 pm-1.30pm

Lunch 午餐

Utility Room

1.30pm-3.00pm

Session 1 分组会议(一)

Conference Rooms

3.00pm-3.30pm

Tea Break 茶点

Lobbies

3.30pm-5.00pm

Session 2分组会议(二)

Conference Rooms

7.30pm -9.30 pm

Welcome Dinner 欢迎晚宴

Hosted by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew

Utility Room

 

18 August, Sunday/818日,星期日

9.00am-10.30am

Session 3分组会议(三)

Conference Rooms

10.30am-11.00am

Tea Break 茶点

Lobbies

11.00am -12.30 pm

Session 4分组会议(四)

Conference Rooms

12.30pm- 1.30 pm

Lunch 午餐

Utility Room

1.30pm-3.00 pm

Session 5分组会议(五)

Conference Rooms

3.00pm- 3.30 pm

Tea Break 茶点

Lobbies

3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Session 6分组会议(六)

Conference Rooms

5.10pm - 5.45 pm

ISSCO General Meeting (All Participants are welcome)

Auditorium

5.45 pm - 6.30 pm

Closing Ceremony大会闭幕仪式

Auditorium

7.30pm -9.30 pm

Farewell Dinner 叙别晚宴

Hosted by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew

Garden

 

19 August, Monday/819日,星期一

Post-Conference Tours

.     A. Calligraphy Stone Gallery 马来西亚中华人文碑林

.     B. Melaka 马六甲

20 August, Tuesday/820日,星期二

Participants Depart再见

 Organisers:

  1. Institute of Chinese Studies, UTAR
  2. International Society for the Studies of Chinese Overseas (ISSCO)

 Co-organisers:

  1. Centre for Chinese Studies Research (CCSR), UTAR
  2. Centre for International Studies (CIS), UTAR
  3. Centre for Media & Creative Communication (CMCC), UTAR
  4. Centre for Social Change and Trends (CSCT), UTAR
  5. Chinese Studies Postgraduate Society, UTAR
  6. Centre for Malaysian History, New Era College

 
Conference Theme 会议主题 
Local, Regional, and Transnational: Chinese Overseas Reconsidered
本土、区域、跨国:海外华人研究再思

 
Sub-Topics 分会议题

  1. Education 教育 
  2. Citizenship 公民权 
  3. Economy and Business 经济、企业 
  4. History and Personalities 历史与人物 
  5. Migration and Emigration 迁移、移民 
  6. Religions and Folklores 宗教、民间信仰 
  7. China and the Chinese Diaspora 中国与离散华人 
  8. Arts/Culture/Media/Information Technology 艺术、文化、媒体、科技 
  9. The State of The Discipline: Chinese Overseas Studies 海外华人研究现况 
  10. Political, Social, Cultural and Ethnic Identity 政治、社会、文化与族群认同

 

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