Books Published by Faculty Members

Clara Wing-chung Ho (ed. with Lily Xiao-Hong Lee and A.D. Stefanowska), Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: The Qing Period, 1644-1911 

New York and London: M.E. Sharpe Inc., 1998; Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1999
ISBN 0-7656-0043-9

This major new reference is the product of years of research, writing, and translation by a team of over 80 scholars based in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Canada, U.S.A. and the Netherlands. Complied from a wide array of original sources, these detailed biographies present the lives, work, and significance of nearly 200 Chinese women from many different backgrounds and areas of interest ---- including literature, painting, drama, embroidery, pottery, politics, science, religion, education, journalism, healing, cuisine, and music. Each entry is substantive and reflects careful research and the diligent gathering and synthesizing of the known facts of each subject's life. This book is the first biographical dictionary in any Western language devoted solely to Chinese women.

Ricardo K.S. Mak, The future of the non-Western World in the social sciences in 19th century England 

Frankfurt am Main; New York : Peter Lang, 1999
ISBN 0820436194

This book investigates what 19th century political economists, social evolutionists, anthropologists and new liberals, on whom modern development theorists draw heavily, and whom modern underdevelopment theorists attack mercilessly, had to say about the future of the non-Western World. Principally this book examines how these great minds of the 19th century addressed the following questions:- Can non-Western nations since the 18th century? - Are the interactions between Western nations and non-Western nations obstacles or moving forces to the development of the latter? - Can the experience of Western nations serve as a guideline by means of which the non-Western nations can escape from stagnation? This book concludes that the 19th century social scientists' position laid closer to the underdevelopment theorists than to the development theorists.

劉詠聰:《德.才.色.權:論中國古代女性》

臺北:麥田出版股份有限公司,1998年
ISBN 9577086195

本書收錄論文九篇:(1)〈先秦時期之「女禍」〉觀;(2)〈漢代之婦人災異論〉;(3)〈漢代「婦人言色亡國」論之發展 ——「女禍」觀念形成的一個層面〉;(4)〈漢人對太后攝政之議論〉;(5)〈魏晉以還史家對后妃主政之負面評價〉;(6)〈中國傳統才德觀及清代前期女性才德論〉;(7)〈清代前期關於女性應否有「才」之討論〉;(8)〈清代前期女性才命觀管窺〉;(9)〈《奩史》初探 —— 兼論類書中女性史料之輯錄〉。著者在〈自序〉中說,「德」、「才」、「色」、「權」四個字,基本上涵蓋了本書各文的幾個重點論題,主要包括古人對婦人才德、才命、才色諸問題持的不同意見,以及歷史上「女禍」觀念的緣起和發展。明代葉紹袁提出婦人三不朽的見解,「德」、「才」、「色」的先後本末關係,足以代表傳統社會的價值觀念;著者在三不朽之後加上「權」,使居末席,因為傳統社會不提倡婦人追求「權」,按理應該放在最後。

李金強、麥勁生(與劉義章)合編:《近代中國海防──軍事與經濟》

香港:香港中國近代史學會,1998年
ISBN 962-85516-1-2

本書共收中英論文24篇,內容包括海防思想與文獻、海軍發展、海洋經濟三方面研究的新成果,為本港首次出版的海軍史研究論文集。 本系教授周佳榮、朱益宜、李金強、麥勁生均有論文收錄於書中。

Stephanie Po-yin Chung, Chinese Business Groups in Hong Kong and Political Changes in South China, 1900-1925 

London : Macmillan, 1998; New York : St. Martin's, 1998
ISBN 96024402

By the 1910s and 1920s, merchants were doing business in a politically fragmented China. With no central government to provide institutional protection, investors had to set up their own institutions to enable them to conduct business. To cultivate networks with political partons in China, competing merchant groups in Hong Kong sought to finance the regional government in Guangdong in return for financial concessions. Colonial Hong Kong made these attempts possible because it offered these merchants legislative and diplomatic protection and, therefore, a haven to which they could retreat. This development highlighted a fundamental shift in the relationship between the state and merchants in modern China. Chinese merchants, different from their counterparts in Europe, remained dependent on the political authorities, as commercial endeavours were in need of political patronage to survive and to prosper. This patronage system made commercial endeavours dependent on political authority and, significantly, it embedded business in politics-a phenomenon that still exists in China today.

劉詠聰:《中國古代育兒》

北京:商務印書館國際有限公司,1997年;臺北:臺灣商務印書館,1998年
ISBN 9570514957

本書是《中國古代生活叢書》的一種,旨在探討古代中國社會的育兒情況。第一章〈導論〉交代討論範圍及有關史料,並略述傳統的育兒觀念;第二章〈古代育兒的程序及內容〉,綜合說明胎教、生育慶典、嬰幼兒護理及裝束、玩具和遊戲;第三章〈皇族階層的育兒情況〉,分述三個值得留意的問題,即(1)以儲宮教育為重點、(2)皇族女兒的教育未成系統、(3)生母和 乳母的分別;第四、五章〈士大夫及平民階層的育兒情況〉,討論教誨養育子女之道、家庭教育的內容、性別角色教育、父母親和其他家庭成員的角色等; 最後檢討古代育兒的得失。書中還有若干彩色和黑白插圖,可加深讀者對有關方面的認識。

周佳榮、鍾寶賢、黃文江合編:《民生苦樂》

香港:商務印書館,1997年
ISBN 962-07-5222-8

本書選錄了著名攝影家鍾文略在1950至1970年代所拍的沙龍作品,輔以若干近期的照片作為對比,具體地反映了戰後香港發展和轉變的一些面貌,而著重呈現香港市民的生活面貌的喜樂哀愁。全書共分七個部分:〈匱乏年代〉及〈街頭巷尾〉記錄了香港戰後的時態及地貌,〈同甘共苦〉、〈童年歲月〉、〈營生糊口〉描繪了戰後香港家庭結構、童年生活及工作性質的轉變,〈偷閒稍歇〉表白了香港人在辛勤工作之餘休憩片刻的情景,〈物轉星移〉則展示了跨越漫漫長路、步入1970年代的香港新姿。書中的文字說明和相關資料,有助讀者更清晰地了解這個時代香港的軌跡。

周佳榮、鍾寶賢、黃文江合編:《社會掠影》

香港:商務印書館,1997年
ISBN 962075221X

本書是《民生苦樂》的姊妹篇,重點回顧戰後香港從1950年代至1970年代的發展歷程,尤其是在香港步入繁榮前的關鍵時刻,社會上所呈現的轉變。全書分為六個部分:〈大事剪影〉捕捉了香港戰後一些較矚目的、別具意義的日子;〈五行八作〉記錄了戰後香港經濟在艱難中起步的若干片段;〈安居樂業〉和〈交通發展〉,分別反映香港的住屋和交通情況;〈都市尋蹤〉保留了一些在歲月中漸漸隱沒的舊建築或古蹟,從側面說明香港近年變化的迅速;〈繁榮璀璨〉則以1960至1990年代港島北岸的面貌為主題,展示香港繁榮的一面。