Books Published by Faculty Members

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。

李建深編:《方圓天地:麥氏贈鏡》

(香港:香港中文大學文物館,2017年)。149頁。

K.K. Mark’s bronze mirrors range in date from the Warring States period to the Ming and Qing periods, and the majority of them date from the Song to the Qing. There are numerous challenges in the study of transmitted bronze mirrors, which have been collected either by individuals or by public or private institutes in China or elsewhere. Recently, archaeologically excavated bronzes have attracted much attention; on the other hand, new directions for research breakthroughs on transmitted bronzes are still being explored. Scholars interested in the study of Chinese ritual and music have ignored bronze mirrors because transmitted texts have not described mirrors as material symbols of the elite of Chinese civilizations. Bronzes of the Song-to-Qing period have been seen as representative of a period
of comprehensive decline. Thus, scholars have expressed little interest in studying these mirrors. Moreover, due to the flat and almost two-dimensional (2-D) structure of the mirrors, the manufacturing technologies of mirrors have been deemed simple and coarse. Breakthroughs in mirror studies await future discoveries. The collection of mirrors donated by K.K. Mark provides us with ample research materials. Study of this collection allows us to explore many aspects of the mirror industry and, specifically, issues concerning the design and production of the mirrors. By researching the collection, we can investigate the history of material cultures over this long period. In this essay, I would like to: 1, reference the study of object-based design and production techniques to explore potential future avenues of research for transmitted Chinese bronzes; 2, re-examine mirrors produced in a time of so-called “comprehensive decline” and explore their sophistication, rather than describe them as “degraded products of inferior quality”; and 3, investigate the manufacturing techniques of the Mark’s mirrors through multiple perspectives, instead of considering them as “simple and coarse.” By doing so, I will perhaps reveal a larger world reflected in these small mirrors.

周佳榮、麥勁生、黃文江著:《香港浸會大學六十年發展史》

(香港:三聯書店(香港)有限公司,2016 年),376頁。

Sixty years demarcates a cycle in Chinese tradition. Evolving through the years to deliver “whole person education,” the Hong Kong Baptist University stands high at sixty, shining under the motto “Light and Truth.” For HKBU, the completion of this full cycle signified various milestones and achievements which have well-prepared the University in face of another promising cycle. As new challenges are anticipated, the University’s extraordinary journey serves as a constant reminder of the institution’s brave beginnings and future endeavors. After three years of in-depth research, Prof. Chow Kai Wing, Prof. Mak King Sang and Dr. Wong Man Kong, supported by their research team and colleagues of CPRO, have produced Reaching a New Milestone: Sixty Years of Excellence at Hong Kong Baptist University which highlights our university’s contributions to tertiary education, innovative research, community service and knowledge transfer over these years.

李金強、劉義章編:《聲教廣披:基督教與華南方言族群》

(香港:建道神學院,2016年),280頁。

十九世紀初以來,自西徂東來華弘揚聖道宣教士發現寓居南洋華社、華南地區存在多種方言。因着這個社會語言人文現象,他們乃分別向潮汕、客家、廣府和閩南等方言羣傳播福音。今天,在全世界華人教會,方言仍是傳播福音、講壇宣道的重要媒介。
1949年新中國成立後,採行「三自愛國教會」之「國有化」政策,國內基督宗教出現「一體化」。海外華人教會則分途發展,其中除「國語」教會外,粵、閩、潮、客四大方言教會,成為海外華人教會的支流。可見方言教會,於近代中國基督教會之發展史上,自成一幟。隨着近日因世局丕變,種族、文化紛殊對立。各國學術界,相繼起而推動「族羣研究」,風氣日盛,從而影響近代中國基督教史學者開始關注方言教會的研究。2014年,建道神學院中國文化研究系與香港浸會大學歷史系、近代史研究中心合辦「中華族羣與基督教研討會」,邀請了香港、中國大陸、台灣和美國約三十位學者參與。本書即為研討會之成果。期盼對海內外華人教會史研究,作拋磚引玉之先導,以待來者。

麥勁生編:《近代中國海防史新論》

(三聯書店〔香港〕有限公司,2016年),528頁。

第一次鴉片戰爭,表面上仍在盛世的清帝國被來自遠方的島國打敗,之後國勢急轉直下,對外屢戰屢敗。
面對從海上而來的強敵,中國海軍的知識、人才、技術和資源俱不足,海防建設更顯脆弱。值此危局,有志之士努力認識和學習海軍知識,招攬外國教官顧問,籌建艦隊和海防設施。期間走的冤枉路不少,花錢買教訓的經歷也不少。種種憂患到二十世紀還未離開中國,艱苦的歷程更為艱苦。
本書收錄的十七篇文章,有對清末海防的人物、知識、設備與佈局的細緻梳理,也有對抗戰結束後國民黨海軍發展歷程的深入追尋,還有對二十世紀上半葉香港海防風雲的忠實記錄。可以說,全書訴說的正是近代中國海防建設的經歷、苦難與奮鬥。

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