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Rethinking Humanities and Social Science

In celebration of the University’s 20th Anniversary, the School of Humanities and Social Science has been organizing a series of public lecture seminars to encourage faculty-student interaction and engage the Hong Kong academic community. Since November 2010, the School’s 20th Anniversary Committee has already organized a number of successful seminars covering topics related to "Reassessing the dominant paradigm in humanities and social science: The Challenge of China".

World renowned scholars were invited to speak at the 20th Anniversary Distinguished Seminar Series. Prof Daniel Little, Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn gave a presentation on how system of power and class within which we live constitutes the basic framework within which our lives and purposes unfold. Prof Philip T. Hoffman of Caltech spoke on "China and the Global History of Long Run Economic Growth" in December 2010. In January 2011, Prof Lydia Liu of Columbia University gave a very interesting seminar on digital writing and its relations with our unconscious mind and how digital media alters the threshold of sense and nonsense for the mind. These seminars were well attended and attracted students from local universities, secondary schools and members of the UST community. A number of seminars with distinguished speakers will be organized in the coming months. Stay tuned.

Prof Daniel Little
Chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn
Prof Philip T. Hoffman
Prof Lydia Liu
Columbia University