HO, Yu Hin Kelvin 何宇軒博士
P/T Teaching Assistant, Department of History

 
Tel: (852) 3411 7116
Email: 14484994@life.hkbu.edu.hk
 
Education 學歷  
  Doctor of Philosophy in History, Hong Kong Baptist University
Master of Philosophy, History, Hong Kong Baptist University
Bachelor of Social Sciences (honours) in China Studies – History option, Hong Kong Baptist University
Visiting Student, Tsinghua University (Beijing)
AA, Bilingual Communication, Hong Kong Community College – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
香港浸會大學歷史學哲學博士
香港浸會大學歷史學哲學碩士
香港浸會大學中國研究社會科學學士-歷史(榮譽)
清華大學(北京)訪問學生
香港理工大學專上學院中英語文傳意副學士
 
Research Interests 研究領域  
  Chinese Gender History, Masculinity, Ming-Qing Women’s Writings, Chinese Family History, Ming and Qing History, Chinese Social and Economic History
中國性別史、男性學、明清女性著作、中國家庭史、明清史、中國社會經濟史
 
Current Research Project(s) 目前的研究計劃  
  Women’s Roles in Constructing Masculinities in Late Imperial China
男性人格:明清女性的構建
 
Selected Presentations 研討會演講選錄  
  CONFERENCE PAPERS  
  “The Construction of Nüzhong zhangfu (Heroes Among Women) in Ming-Qing Women’s Literary Works ‘男兒中亦有巾幗,女兒中亦有鬚眉’──明清女性構建的 ‘女中丈夫’ 形象” (paper presented at “In Search of New Methods, Perspectives and Sources: Hong Kong Postgraduate Students Conference on Ming- Qing Studies新方法、新視角、新史料之探索:香港明清領域研究生論文發表會”, organized by the Department of Chinese Culture, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, March 11-12, 2016).
  • “Engendering Qing Scholar-Officials’ Household Instructions: A Case Study of Lu Longqi (1630-1692)’s Zhijia geyan清代士大夫家訓文獻的性別內容——以陸隴其《治嘉格言》為探討中心” (paper presented at “The 16th Cross-Strait Four Regions and Postgraduate Students’ Conference on the Study of History第十六屆兩岸四地歷史學研究生論文發表會”, organized by the Centre for Asian Studies, Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hunan Province, November 6-9, 2015).
  • “A Discussion of Regimen as Seen in Qing Women’s Works清代女性著作中有關養生議題的探討” (paper presented at “2015 the 13th International Conference on Gender and Medicine 2015第十三屆性別與醫療國際研討會”, organized by the National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, April 25-26, 2015).
  • (co-author) “Between the Two Dragons: The Return of Traditional wen-wu in Taiwan’s China Wind” (paper presented at “Translating Chinese Masculinities: Chinese Men in Global Contexts - An International Conference”, organized by School of Chinese, the University of Hong Kong and the British Academy, December 12-13, 2014).
  • “Health and Longevity: Regimen as Seen in Household Instructions (Jiaxun) in Qing China康健與延年:清代家訓所呈現的養生之道” (paper presented at “2nd Conference on East Asian Culture and International Relations第二屆東亞文化與國際關係研討會”, organized by China Studies Programme, Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Department of History, Modern History Research Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University; School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University and Central Washington University, April 16-17, 2014).
  • “An Overview of Scholarship on Men’s Studies from Chinese Historical Perspectives: Reflections on Works in Chinese and English Languages” (paper presented at “Transformation and Transmission: Young Scholars' Conference on China Studies變革與傳承:中國研究青年學者研討會”, organized by the Faculty of Social Sciences, China Studies Programme, Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University and School of Humanities, School of Social Sciences, Institute of Education, Tsinghua University, December 9-10, 2013).
  • “‘Qijia’ zhi dao (How to Harmonize the Family)Men’s Management of Relation among Female Family Members as Seen in Household Instructions (Jiaxun) in Qing China ‘齊家’ 之道——從清代家訓看男性對家中女性成員關係的管理觀念” (paper presented at “The 2013 University of Taipei Academic Conference on History and Geography 2013年台北市立大學史地學術研討會”, organized by the Department of History and Geography, University of Taipei, November 8, 2013).
  • “Models of Masculinity as Seen in Household Instructions ‘Jiaxun’ in Qing China清代家訓文獻所呈現的男性人格” (paper presented at “1st Conference on East Asian Culture and International Relations第一屆東亞文化與國際關係研討會”, organized by the Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies, the Department of History and the Modern History Research Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University, April 2, 2013).
“Gendered Writing: The Representation of Men and Women in Han Yu’s Collected Works雄筆柔情——韓愈詩文的性別面貌” (paper presented at “Politics, Institutions, Education, Society, Military, Economy, Culture, Art and Literature: Hong Kong Postgraduate Students’ Conference on Middle Period China 香港嶺南大學歷史系中古史研討會”, organized by the Department of History, Lingnan University, May 25, 2012).
 
  SEMINARS AND TALKS  
 
  • “Locksmiths and Lock Users: A Study of the Lock-Making Industry in Ming-Qing China” (presented at “2016 Postgraduate Research Fora (Ph.D. Students)”, organized by the Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University, March 17, 2016).
  • “Postgraduate Students’ Seminar: Women’s Roles in Constructing Masculinities in Late Imperial China研究生講論會——男性人格:明清女性的構建” (organized by the Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University, Jan 28, 2016).
  • “Guest Talk: Men’s Studies from Chinese Historical Perspectives中國男性史研究” (presented at the last lecture of “HIST/CHSH 3115 Engendering Imperial Chinese History”, Hong Kong Baptist University, Dec 1, 2015).
“Examining tongshi and duandaishi with a Gender Perspective通史與斷代史的性別論述” (presented at “Working on Gender History: An Experience Sharing Seminar 在性別史園地裏耕耘:分享與交流”, organized by the Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University, Jan 28, 2010).
 
Selected Publications 著作選錄  
  REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES  
  Dazhangfu, Nanzihan, Naner: A Discussion of The Formation of Men’s Personality in The Traditional Society大丈夫、男子漢、男兒:論傳統社會男性人格的形成,” Guowen tiandi 國文天地(The World of Chinese Language and Literature), forthcoming.
    • “A Discussion of Regimen as Seen in Qing Women’s Works清代女性著作中有關養生議題的探討,Xinbeida shixue 新北大史學, vol. 19 (May 2016), forthcoming.
    • “A Selected Bibliography of Scholarship on Men’s Studies from Chinese Historical Perspectives中國男性史研究論著目錄,”Shumu jikan書目季刊(Bibliography Quarterly), vol. 49, no. 2 (December 2015), pp. 105-121.
    • “Health and Longevity: Regimen as Seen in Household Instructions (Jiaxun) in Qing China康健與延年:清代家訓所呈現的養生之道,” Chungguksa Yongu 中國史研究 (The Journal of Chinese Historical Researches), no. 97 (August 2015), pp. 177-209.
    • “Report on ‘Chinese Masculinities on the Move: Time, Space and Cultures - An International Conference’,” The Asian Studies E-Newsletter (The Association for Asian Studies)(October 2014) (http://aas2.asian-studies.org/conferences/conference-reports-October-2014.shtm).
    • “How to Be a Husband: Men’s Awareness of Their Gender Roles as Seen in Household Instructions ‘Jiaxun’ in Qing China ‘為夫之道’:清代家訓所呈現的男性性別角色認知,”Chungguksa Yongu 中國史研究 (The Journal of Chinese Historical Researches), no. 90 (June 2014), pp. 169-199.
    • “In the Ascendant: Research on the History of Chinese Masculinity方興未艾:學術界的中國男性史研究,” Hanxue yanjiu tongxun 漢學研究通訊 (Newsletter for Research in Chinese Studies), vol. 32, no. 4 (November 2013), pp. 1-10.
    • “Recent Studies on The Economic Development of Frontier Cities and Interior Cities in Qing China: A Case Study of Ili and Suzhou近年學術界對清代邊疆城市與內地城市經濟的探討:以伊犁、蘇州為例,Xinbeida shixue 新北大史學, vol. 13 (May 2013), pp. 57-74.
“Gendered Writing: The Representation of Men and Women in Han Yu’s Collected Works韓愈詩文的性別內容,” Zhongzheng lishi xuekan中正歷史學刊 (Chung Cheng Journal of History), no. 15 (December 2012), pp. 63-94.
 
  OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES  
 
    • Nan Nü: An International Interdisciplinary Journal Related to Men, Women and Gender Studies in the Fields of Chinese History中國性別研究國際學刊《男女》——探究古今歷史,兩性兼而有之,” YaTai wenxianzhongxin tongxun 亞太文獻中心通訊 (Newsletter of APDC), vol. 3 (May 2014), pp. 33-35.
“The Significance of Studying History研讀歷史的意義,” XiangJiang yilin香江藝林, vol. 1 (June 2011), pp. 28-30.
 
  BOOK CHAPTERS  
 
  • “Models of Masculinity as Seen in Household Instructions ‘Jiaxun’ in Qing China清代家訓文獻所呈現的男性人格,” in Kai-wing Chow and Wing-chung Fan (eds.), The East Asian World: Politics, Military and Culture東亞世界:政治‧軍事‧文化 (Hong Kong: Joint Publishing〔Hong Kong〕Company Limited, 2014), pp. 80-100.
  • “‘Qijia’ zhi dao (How to Harmonize the Family): Men’s Management of Relation among Female Family Members as Seen in Household Instructions (Jiaxun) in Qing China ‘齊家’ 之道——從清代家訓看男性對家中女性成員關係的管理觀念,” in the Department of History and Geography, University of Taipei (ed.),A Collection of Conference Papers from the 2013 University of Taipei Academic Conference on History and Geography 2013年台北市立大學史地學術研討會會議手冊暨論文集(Taipei: The Department of History and Geography, University of Taipei, 2013), pp. 1-19.
“Examining Household Instructions with a Gender Perspective家訓文獻的性別面貌,” in Clara Wing-chung Ho (ed.), A New Look at Chinese History through the Lens of Gender 性別視野中的中國歷史新貌 (Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, CASS, 2012), pp. 219-222.
 
  BOOK REVIEWS  
 
  • Review of Bret Hinsch’s Masculinities in Chinese History, Hanxue yanjiu tongxun 漢學研究通訊 (Newsletter for Research in Chinese Studies), vol. 35, no. 2 (May 2016), forthcoming.
  • Review of Wu Renshu’s巫仁恕Youyou fangxiang: MingQing Jiangnan chengshi de xiuxian xiaofei yu kongjian bianqian 優游坊廂:明清江南城市的休閑消費與空間變遷 (Urban Pleasures: Leisure Consumption and Spatial Transformation in Jiangnan Cities during the Ming-Qing Period), Chungguksa Yongu 中國史研究 (The Journal of Chinese Historical Researches), no. 88 (February 2014), pp. 273-278.
  • Review of Paola Zamperini’s Lost Bodies: Prostitution and Masculinity in Chinese Fiction, Hanxue yanjiu 漢學研究 (Chinese Studies), vol. 30, no. 4 (December 2012), pp. 351-356.
Review of Wang Shiying’s王詩穎 Guomingemingjun yu jindai Zhongguo nanxing qigai de xingsu, 1924-1945 國民革命軍與近代中國男性氣概的形塑,1924-1945, Journal of History and Anthropology歷史人類學學刊, vol. 10, no. 1 (April 2012), pp. 162-165.
 
  THESIS  
  “How to Be a Husband: Models of Masculinity as Seen in Household Instructions ‘Jiaxun’ in Qing China ‘夫道’——清代家訓所呈現的男性人格” (unpublished M.Phil. thesis, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2013).  
研究和其他學術活動自述 Self-Description of Research and Other Scholarly Activities  
  It has taken me ten fruitful years from an associate degree candidate to a bachelor’s degree candidate, and to now having finished my study as a master’s student. Although I experienced much hardship during the process, my course of study has also established a solid foundation for my doctoral studies. Looking back at the last ten years, I have been a project assistant, research assistant, and a tutor. I have collected and read many different kinds of historical sources and the works of other historians, which has opened my eyes to the world. The daily immersion in historical research has enriched my interest in scholarship. Having been influenced by the idea that a man should set clear goals for himself, after I thought about it carefully I decided that my goal would be to set forth on the road of scholarship. However, armed only with a goal is not enough, since there is so much information out there and one needs a clear path to tread. The discovery of historical sources, the theories and methods of doing research all change constantly, and so as a researcher, it is essential to renew my skills and not stagnate.
My deepest impression when working as an assistant in both research and teaching is that when faced with the vast array of sources and research out there, it is important to first set up a comprehensive system to handle the details and then proceed step by step, which not only gives order to chaos but also produces more convincing results. Whether it is paper documents or computer files, a good habit in sorting and organizing them will lead to a better database of primary materials. As a tutor, I quickly learned that even among juniors, they are able to teach you new things through the process of discussion and research. The job thus brought me many insights when it came time to write.
When I was studying for my master’s degree, Prof. Clara Wing-chung Ho systematically led me to develop the idea of “masculinity” as the core research question. This topic gave me much inspiration and meaning. There’s much work done on gender studies, but most of it is focused on females. What about males? How did they see their gender roles? What about relationships between the sexes and homosexuality? For example, as Kam Louie, an authority in the field of male studies, pointed out, there’s not much scholarship on the subject and much room to work with. Therefore, I tried studying this topic and after much time spent combing through the sources, I have finally found some answers to male identity and found historical parallels to modern men’s concerns and worries. Historical research opens our eyes, and we shouldn’t just remain at the level of “master of the house” or “patrilineal society” when looking at male identity.
What’s interesting is that once I got started on the path of scholarship, even my mode of living changed. First, I would often think about the content of my research and will jot down new ideas as soon as I have them. Second, I would always be reading new sources or articles and they do not always related directly to my topic; sometimes it’s purely for future reference. Third, I try to learn from those who came before me in how they proceed with historical research. The most memorable experience I have had with the last point is my meeting with professor Li Bozhong. Professor Li believes that historians should constantly renew themselves and update their knowledge of the past in order to better challenge it by using new methods and new sources, thus providing new perspectives on history. Meeting these professors in and outside of HKBU has been a blessing, and I have learned much from my interaction with them.
Scholarship is a long road and I have only shared some of my experiences here. I hope this will inspire my readers some inspiration. Constant self-improvement, focusing on the details, learning from others, and never tiring of study are my firmly held beliefs of who I am as a scholar.
Please also refer to this website for more information about my research outputs: https://hkbu.academia.edu/KelvinYuhinHo

由副學士晉升為學士、完成碩士學位的攻讀,帶給我充實的十年。縱使箇中歷經不少辛酸,也為即將展開的博士研究,建立了穩固的基礎。回首十年,曾擔任項目助理、研究助理、導師,搜集與閱讀不同性質的史料與學術界研究,既擴闊自己的眼界,加以日夜浸淫,亦因此建立了濃厚的治學興趣。受到「大丈夫必有四方之志」、「欲作人間大丈夫,必須立志勿糊塗」等論述的薰陶,經過仔細思考,自己亦認定治學之路是明確的志向。然而,學界的訊息萬變,光有志向是行不通的,也要行之有法。史料的發掘、研究的理論與方法不斷更新,作為研究工作者,更需「日新又新」,不能原地踏步。
在資料搜集及教學工作方面,擔任助理,面對浩如煙海的史料與研究,感受愈深的是:不論甚麼行業,你把任何事情的處理,建立一套完善的系統,從細微之處著手,循序地完成,不但更有條理,成果亦令人信服。「勿以善小而不為」,同樣道理,從事研究工作,隨時處理如此大量的資料,小事更不可不為。不管是整理文件還是管理電腦檔案,良好的分類與整理習慣,更能建立一套具備效率、便於搜索的個人資料庫。擔任導師,「師者,所以傳道、授業、解惑也」的格言,銘記在心。然而,與各位師弟、師妹的交談之中,更能體會「三人行,必有我師焉」,彼此討論與探究的過程中,自身也在不斷學習。誠然,此項工作為我帶來不少寫作上的靈感。
在修讀哲學碩士研究課程而言,回想構思題目之時,詠聰老師引導我有系統地爬梳史料,最終得出以「夫道」為研究核心,這個題目於我來說實在具有極大的啟發性與意義。學術界的性別史研究成果纍纍,不過後學則發現研究似乎討論「女性」的著墨較多,那「男性」呢?其實男人如何看待自己的性別角色?男性與女性的性別關係、同性關係又是如何?誠如「男性研究」中引領風騷的學者雷金慶 (Kam Louie) 所指,相關學術著作甚少,補充空間甚廣。因此,後學嘗試涉足方興未艾的男性史研究,經過長期的爬梳,終能發掘一些男性性別認知的討論,至少現今男性的憂慮、責任,古人已有所探討。研治歷史是有益於思考的,我們不應只停留在「一家之主」或「父系及父權社會」的討論與認知,需要張開眼睛,擴闊眼界。 有趣的是,涉足學術研究,生活模式都產生了變化。其一、腦子經常重溫研究內容,或閃出寫作靈感,想到了新意念便會立刻記下。其二、經常閱讀不同類型的書籍與論文,不一定與現時所作的研究有關,但也許記下來留作日後的探究。其三、「轉益多師是汝師」,從不同的前輩學人身上,學習其治學經驗,委實獲益甚多。印象最深刻的是,後學與研治中國經濟史的著名學者李伯重教授的接觸。伯重老師認為「學者需要以平等心去面對世界上不同的文明。作為一位歷史學家,需要不斷改進對歷史的認識。歷史學家必須不斷地為社會大眾提供新見解和看法,需要不斷挑戰過去。挑戰過去,並不是故意去挑戰,而是根據新的材料、運用新的方法、應對新的社會需求和心理,提供對歷史的新看法。」(李伯重:〈以平等心看待世界上不同的文明〉,原載《文匯報》,2014年2月12日,轉貼於國學新知網
http://www.guoxue.org/index.php?s=/New/see/id/5086#rd
&sukey=5a6547424611d2bc2862357f698fa81de69299dd4f4cbc59c3e8639c4e3d534acd20c3aa110a06903b93
f39701937db8) 能在校外研究生課程上認識多位教授,確是一種福氣。各位良師的循循善誘,從中亦累積了不少治學的心得。
治學之路是漫長的,謹分享一些拙見,希望這些經驗為閱讀者帶來更多的啟發。「學業才識,不日進,則日退。須隨時隨事,留心著力為要。事無大小,均有一定當然之理」,注意生活上的細節與點滴,也有助於個人成長的累積。「是故聰與敏,可恃而不可恃也,自恃其聰與敏而不學者,自敗者也。昏與庸,可限而不可限也,不自限其昏與庸而力學不倦者,自力者也」,謙遜地向他人學習、「力學不倦」,是我治學所堅守的信念。
有關後學的學術成果分享,請參閱以下網頁: https://hkbu.academia.edu/KelvinYuhinHo