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    International Lectures on Cross-cultural Dialogue and Social Change

    The lecture series, ‘International Lectures on Cross-cultural Dialogue and Social Change’, was organized to celebrate the OUHK’s 25th Anniversary. The lectures were held by the School of Arts and Social Sciences between September and November and featured scholars of international prominence.

    The first lecture in the series was given by Prof. Frode Helland, Director of the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway, on 25 September. A leading expert in the field, Prof. Helland outlined the global significance of Henrik Ibsen, in particular his impact on the formation of such aspects of modern culture as self-identity, individualism, iconoclasm, democracy, feminism, and the reimagination of power relations between the individual and institutions. In the lecture, there was also a discussion of Ibsen’s relevance to Asian society and cultures, and on the emergence of new Asian identities and politics.

    Prof. Michael Lackner, Director of the Institute of Chinese Studies of the University of Erlangen, Germany, presented ‘The Relevance of Chinese Culture to the Modern / Contemporary World’ on 17 October. He began the lecture by talking about the difficulties of defining national culture, followed by an explanation of the Western fascination with China using a number of historical examples. He then remarked on the successful and less successful attempts to make Chinese culture relevant in a global perspective.

    Entitled ‘Ethical Literary Criticism and Its Practice in China’, the last lecture was delivered on 7 November by Prof. Nie Zhenzhao, chief editor of Foreign Literature Studies and professor at the College of Literature and Language, Central China Normal University. In his speech, Prof. Nie explained to the audience that ethical literary criticism is a way to approach literary works from an ethical perspective. It seeks to interpret literary works by analysing literary characters, actions, events and ethical functions on the basis of literature’s moral categories, moral instruction and social relevance. He also illustrated how issues of ethics are taken up in Chinese literary criticism.

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