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Jatinder MANN (Ed.), Citizenship in Transnational Perspective Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) 322 Pages. ISBN: 9783319535289.
This edited collection explores citizenship in a transnational perspective, with a focus on Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and offers historical, legal, political, and sociological perspectives. The two overarching themes of the book are ethnicity and Indigeneity. The contributions in the collection come from widely respected international scholars who approach the subject of citizenship from a range of perspectives: some arguing for a post-citizenship world, others questioning the very concept itself, or its application to Indigenous nations.
Cindy Yik-yi CHU (Ed.), Foreign Missionaries and the Indigenization of the Chinese Catholic Church. (Hong Kong: Centre for Catholic Studies, CUHK, 2017). 177 pages. ISBN: 9789881403742.
This is a collection of essays on the Catholic Church in modern and contemporary China. It aims to show how the indigenization of the Chinese Catholic Church took place from different perspectives.

Foreign Catholic missionaries came to evangelize in China. At same time, the Roman Catholic Church encouraged foreign missionaries to build local churches and to cultivate well-educated local priests to shoulder important tasks. The popes talked about the equal status between foreign and Chinese priests.
Bettina DIETZ (ed.), Das System der Natur: Die kollaborative Wissenskultur der Botanik im 18. Jahrhundert (The system of nature. The collaborative knowledge culture of eighteenth-century botany). (Böhlau: Cologne / Vienna 2017). ISBN: 9783412507398.
This book investigates the participatory architecture of eighteenth-century botany and, as a consequence, its collaborative publication system and form of authorship. Due to the ever increasing and potentially infinite need for information of Linnaean botany, authors – Linnaeus himself but others as well - had to rely on aggregating information from a large number of contributors and readers in order to continuously complete and correct their works. Botany’s iterative publication mode relied on the principle of publishing early and often. As a result, books were co-produced in the framework of a collaborative publication system that shaped the botanical author as a ‘composite’.
黃文江、張雲開、陳智衡編註:《恆與變之間-1949年以來的中國基督教史論集》(香港:建道神學院,2017年)。577頁。ISBN:9789881421050。
本論文集以「1949年後的中國基督教」為題,彙集海內外學者共二十一篇學術論文,內容涵蓋「通論」、「政教關係」、「區域視野」、「教育」、「人物、思想研究」及「香港」六個領域,書寫基督教於學術、社會、教會內等等各種演變與抉擇。

書題《恆與變之間──1949年以來的中國基督教史論集》,其中「恆」與「變」述說基督教在宏觀歷史中的相遇,在這「之間」潛在不同的可能性,述說在時代洪流前作出的抉擇。

從本書綜述,以1949年中國大陸政權易轉後,闡述基督教在中國、香港、台灣三地社會不同土壤中的發展。面對風潮變革,迎向政治、社會、教育、學術等的轉變與挑戰。在政權交替與社會轉變的時代,基督教均處於抉擇前,藉著對過去回顧發掘當中的時代意義。
范永聰:《我們都是這樣看港漫長大的》(香港:非凡出版,2017年)。181頁。ISBN:9789888463084。
上世紀八十至九十年代,堪稱「港漫」的黃金時代──《龍虎門》、《醉拳》、《中華英雄》、《玉郎漫畫》、《怪異集》、《壽星仔》、《街頭霸王》,以至「牛仔」、「老夫子」和「麥嘜」等經典漫畫角色,百花齊放,大放異彩,滋潤不少讀者的心靈。

范永聰博士以自己從小到大閱讀「港漫」的心路歷程為書寫基礎,嘗試找回那些與「港漫」息息相關的回憶與情感。每篇文章以知名漫畫作品或漫畫家為主題,一起重溫該段時期香港漫畫界不同的重要作品,以至漫畫家們背後的故事或成功由來。
Chi-man KWONG (ed), War and Geopolitics in Interwar Manchuria: Zhang Zuolin Clique during the Northern Expedition. (Leiden: Brill, 2017). 327 pages.
Using primary and secondary sources from China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, this work revisits the wars during the period from international, political, military, and economic-financial perspectives. It sheds new light on Zhang Zuolin’s decision to fight against the Nationalists and the Communists and offers an alternative explanation to the Nationalists (temporary) victory by revealing the central importance of geopolitics in the civil wars in China during the interwar period.
鍾寶賢、趙雨樂、李澤恩編註:《香港要覽(外三種)》(香港:三聯書店[香港]有限公司,2017年)。255頁。
本書為《東瀛遺珠:近代香港的日本人紀錄》叢書的第二冊,由《香港要覽》、《香港的工業》、《香港事情概要》、《香港的金融機關》四部份組成,內容主要為大正時代的日本人圍繞香港政治、經濟、軍事、金融等各方面的調查紀錄。