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World renowned scholar in Chinese history Professor William Kirby to speak at HKBU Distinguished Lecture

世界知名中國歷史學家柯偉林教授主講浸大傑出學人講座

The Department of History of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) is holding a public lecture on 14 November (Tuesday) to be delivered by Professor William C Kirby, T M Chang Professor of China Studies, Harvard University; Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; and recipient of an honorary degree of Doctor of Humanities from HKBU in 2017.
 
Based on a series of Harvard Business School cases, Professor Kirby will explore China’s capacity to lead the world under the title “A Chinese Century? Infrastructure, Entrepreneurship and Education in the 21st Century”.
 
Details of the lecture are as follows:
 
Topic: A Chinese Century? Infrastructure, Entrepreneurship and Education in the 21st Century
Date: 14 November 2017 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Venue: Tsang Chan Sik Yue Auditorium (AAB 201), Academic and Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University, Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong
Language: English
 
Abstract:
Britain and Germany set global standards in the 19th century. The 20th century has been called “The American Century.” What, then, are the prospects for Chinese Leadership in the 21st Century? This Lecture, based on a series of Harvard Business School cases, will explore China’s capacity to lead the world in higher education, entrepreneurship, infrastructure and power (hard and soft) in this century. As Europe and America turn inward, can China lead?
 
Biography:
Professor William Kirby is a leading historian of modern China with research interests that extend to China’s business, economic and political development in an international context. He has published extensively on contemporary issues of Chinese society, including China’s relations with Europe, the history of China’s modern capitalism, the history of freedom in China, and relations across the Taiwan Strait.
 
An experienced and highly dynamic university administrator, Professor Kirby was Head of Harvard’s History Department, Director of the Harvard University Asia Center, and Dean of Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. He also holds other important positions at Harvard University which have contributed greatly to developing relations with China. He was Director of Harvard University’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and serves as Chairman of the Harvard China Fund and Faculty Chair of the Harvard Center Shanghai.
 
Professor Kirby has an in-depth familiarity with the higher education sector in Hong Kong. He was a member of the University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong and was Chairperson of the Selection Panel of the UGC Teaching Award. 
 
You are cordially invited to send a reporter/photographer to cover the event. 


香港浸會大學歷史系將於11月14日(星期二)舉行傑出學人講座,邀請哈佛大學T M Chan中國研究教授暨哈佛商學院工商管理教授柯偉林(Professor William Kirby) 擔任主講嘉賓。柯偉林教授亦是浸大本年度榮譽博士領受人。
 
傑出學人講座詳情如下:
題目:A Chinese Century? Infrastructure, Entrepreneurship and Education in the 21st Century
日期:11月14日(星期二)
時間:下午4:30至6:00
地點:九龍塘浸會大學道  浸會大學教學及行政大樓2樓曾陳式如會堂(AAB 201)
語言:英語
 
簡介 :
19世紀由英國及德國主導發展;20世紀則有「美國世紀」之稱。那麼由中國主導的21世紀發展將會如何?講座將根據一系列哈佛商學院的研究個案,探討中國如何帶領高等教育、企業和基建發展,以及它的軟硬實力。
 
講者簡歷 :
柯偉林教授是研究現代中國歷史的權威學者。他不單研究歷史,更會從國際的宏觀角度,探討中國商業、經濟和政治發展。他發表多篇關於中國當代社會的文章及著作,例如中歐關係、中國當代資本主義歷史、社會自由的發展歷程、海峽兩岸關係等。
 
柯偉林教授有豐富的大學行政經驗,曾擔任哈佛大學歷史系系主任、亞洲研究中心主任、文理學院院長等要職,又積極開拓哈佛與中國的夥伴關係,曾任哈佛大學費正清中國研究中心主任、哈佛中國基金會主席及哈佛中心(上海)講座教授。
 
柯偉林教授與香港高等教育關係密切,自2009年至2015年出任大學教育資助委員會委員,期間亦擔任教資會傑出教學獎遴選委員會主席。
 
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