TAM, Ka-chai 譚家齊博士
Assistant Professor, Department of History

D.Phil. (Oriental Studies) University of Oxford,
M.Phil, B.A. (Hons, History) The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 3411 5064
Email: kctam@hkbu.edu.hk
 
RESEARCH FOCUS  

History of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1645);
Chinese Legal History;
Economic Development and Social Order of Ming-Qing China;
Maritime and Transportation History;
Historical Geographic Information System (GIS).
 
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS  
  2014-15 Early Career Award (傑出青年學者), University Grants Council, Hong Kong SAR Government  
  2004-08 Swire Scholar, Swire/Cathay Pacific Scholarship, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford  
RESEARCH GRANTS AND PROJECTS  
  2014-17 Principal Investigator, “The Ming-Qing Transition (1619-1740): A reassessment from the legal angle” (Early Career Scheme, HKRGC, HK$598,996)  
  2012-14 Principal Investigator, “Managing social order in Maritime South China: late-Ming (1550–1645) judicial court experiences”(General Research Fund, HKRGC, HK$508,101)  
  2012-date Research Team Member, Legalizing Space in China, Institut d'Asie Orientale (IAO, ENS de Lyon) & Ecole Française d'Extrême Orient (EFEO Taipei and Beijing Centers), project funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche of France (http://lsc.chineselegalculture.org/)  
SELECTED REFEREED PUBLICATIONS  
  1. History of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1645)
  (2013) “Chengtan yi miedao: Zhang Juzheng dui wan Ming defang wenti de lijie ji xiangguan de jiejue fang’an 懲貪以滅盜──張居正對晚明地方治安問題的理解及相關的解決方案”, in Nan, Bingwen 南炳文 & Shang Chuan 商傳 (eds). Zhang Juzheng guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwenji 張居正國際學術討論會論文集 (Wuhan: Hubei renmin chubanshe), 100-108.
   (2004) “Cong Taizu Huangdi qinlu kan Ming Taizu xiuding Zuxun lu de yuanyin 從太祖皇帝欽錄看明太祖修訂祖訓錄的原因,” in Journal of Chinese Studies 中國文化研究所學報,No. 44, 83–103.

(2003) So, K. L. & Tam, K. “Shoufu tanwu? Cong fantan sixiang he falü jiaodu lun Zhang Juzheng de tanwu zuizhuang 首輔貪污?──從反貪思想和法律角度論張居正的貪污罪狀,” in Journal of Chinese Studies 中國文化研究所學報,No. 43, 225–242.
  2. Chinese Legal History

(2014 forthcoming ) “Controversies to the Morality and the Effectiveness of Judicial Torture in Novels and Casebooks from late Ming China 晚明判牘與小說資料所示的刑訊原則及效用爭議,” in Faguo Hanxue 法國漢學 (Journal of French Sinology).
  (2013) “Mengshui zhai cundu suo fanying de wan Ming Guangdong yuzheng quexian ji sifa wenti 《盟水齋存牘》所反映的晚明廣東獄政缺憾及司法問題,” in Journal of Chinese Studies 中國文化研究所學報, No. 57 (July 2013), 115-131.

(2013) “The Chinese Legal History without the emphasis on Harsh Punishments嚴刑峻法以外的中國法制史,” Minzhu fazhi pinglun 民主法治評論 (Journal on democracy and the rule of law), vol.2, 241-47.
  (2011) “Daizui Guang li: Yan Junyan shengping ji Mengshui zhai cundu chengshu de jiumiu yu xinzheng 待罪廣李:顏俊彥生平及《盟水齋存牘》成書的糾謬與新證,” in Chinese Studies 漢學研究 29.4 (2011.12), 201-219.

(2009) “Favourable Institutional Circumstances for the publication of Judicial Works in late Ming China,” in Ètudes chinoises XXVIII « dossier droit » / special issue on Chinese Law, 51–71.
  (2007) “Ming Taizu Yuzhi da gao zai Hongwu chao yihou xingyong qingkuang xintan 明太祖御製大誥在洪武朝以後行用情況新探,” in Journal of Chinese Studies 47, 73–91.

(2002) “Ming Taizu dui xingfa qingzhong de taidu xiapian: cong shezui kan Taizu dui xingfa qingzhong de taidu 明太祖對刑罰輕重的態度(下篇)──從赦罪看太祖執行刑罰輕重的態度,” in Journal of Chinese Studies 中國文化研究所學報,No. 42, 213–245.
  (2001) “Ming Taizu dui xingfa qingzhong de taidu shangpian: Taizu yongxing taidu de yanbian guiji 明太祖對刑罰輕重的態度(上篇)──太祖用刑態度的演變軌跡, ” in Journal of Chinese Studies 中國文化研究所學報,No. 41, 87–109.

3. Economic Development and Social Order of Ming-Qing China
  (2013) “Conditions and Risks of Water Transport in the late Ming Songjiang Region as seen in the cases collected in Mao Yilu’s Yuanjian yanlüe,” in Billy Kee-long So (ed). The Economy of Lower Yangtze Delta in late Imperial China: connecting Money, Markets and Institutions. London: Routledge; Academia Sinica Series (ISBN: 978-0-415-50896-4), pp. 266-277.
  (2011) So, K. L. & Tam, K. “Ming mo Qing chu Songjiangfu ji qi zhoubian diqu de renkou sunshi yu lishi renkou gusuan 明末清初松江府及其周邊地區的人口損失與歷史人口估算” in Qinghua daxue xuebao: zhuxue shehui kexue ban 清華大學學報:哲學社會科學版, 26.6, pp. 45-54.
  4. Maritime and Transportation History
  (2014) Ng, A.; Duruet, C.; Jacobs, W.; Monios, J.; Notteboom, T.; Rodrigue, J-P.; Slack, B.; Tam, K. & Wilmsmeier, G. “Port Geography as a Human and Transport Geography Sub-discipline: The Changing Tides and Development,” in Journal of Transport Geography.
  (2014) Tang, O.; Lau, J.; Tam, K. & Ng, A. “A Critical Review of the Evolution of the Maritime Code in the People’s Republic of China,” in Asian Geographer.
  (2013) “Jintui liangnan: cong wan Ming yan’an geqian chuanzhi de zaoyu kan Dongya haiyang maoyi de fengxian 進退兩難──從晚明沿岸擱淺船隻的遭遇看東亞海洋貿易的風險 (Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Consideration of the dangers of maritime Activities in East Asia based on Ships that ran aground in Coastal Regions during the Late Ming),” in Ming shi yanjiu 明史研究 (Ming Studies Journal, CASS), vol. 13, 196-203.
  (2012) Ng, A. & Tam, K. “China’s seaport development during the Early Open Door Policy Period, 1978-2002” in Harlaftis, G., Tenold, S. and Valdaliso, J.M. (eds). World’s Key Industry: History and Economics of International Shipping. New York: Palgrave McMillan (ISBN: 978-0-2303-6914-6), Chapter 11, pp. 180-199.
  (2005) Ho, W. K, So, K. L. & Tam, K. “Overseas Trade and Local Economy in Ming and Qing China: Cotton Textiles Exports from the Jiangnan Region", in Angela Schottenhammer (ed). Trade and Transfer Across the East Asian "Mediterranean", East Asian Maritime History 1 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag), 163-184.
  5. Historical Geographic Information System (GIS)
  (2014 Forthcoming) Tam, K. & So, K. L. Billy. “The HGIS experience of drawing sub-county unit boundaries in the Jiangnan region of late imperial China,” in Mei-Po Kwan, Douglas Richardson, Donggen Wang, and Chenghu Zhou (eds). Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience: Research Frontiers in the US and China Springer.
  (2012) So, K. L. & Tam, K. “Ming Qing da Songjiangfu diqu mianye shizhen geju yu renkou fenbu: yige HGIS de guancha 明清大松江府地區棉業市鎮格局與人口分佈:一個HGIS的觀察,"in Zou Chenhuan 鄒振环, Huang Jingbin 黃敬斌 (eds). MingQing yilei Jiangnan zhengshi fachan yu wenhua jiaoliu 明清以來江南城市發展與文化交流, Fudan shixue jikan 復旦史學集刊, vol.4. Shanghai: Fudan daxue chubanshe, pp. 207‐223.
  (2007) Zhang, P.Y. Tam, K. & So, K. L. “The Study on Spatio-temporal Transition of Population in Songjiangfu Region of China Between 1392 and 1816: A Historical GIS Approach,” in The International Journal of the Humanities (Volume 5, Issue 4), pp. 13–22.
  Plus 2 books and more than 30 journal articles, academic book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and conference papers.