東亞科學歷史基金會
/李約瑟紀念講座

東亞科學歷史基金會講座
(1995年更名為李約瑟紀念講座) 系列

為了感謝眾多香港本地捐助者於八十年代初捐資在劍橋建立永久的李約瑟研究所圖書館,東亞科學歷史基金會(EAHSF)建立了年度講座系列,以回饋本地學術圈、學生群體及對此有興趣的公眾人士。1983年,李約瑟博士本人呈獻了該講座系列的第一講。1995年3月25日,李約瑟博士去世之後,該講座系列正式更名為“李約瑟紀念講座”。自1983年以來,來自各方的傑出學者共舉行了16次講座。2018年3月23日,我們非常高興能夠邀請到劍橋李約瑟研究所主席、達爾文學院副院長馬丁·鐘斯教授為李約瑟紀念講座系列獻上第12次講座。過往系列講座的詳細資訊如下:

東亞科學歷史基金會開幕講座手冊封面

李約瑟博士獻上,1981年10月,香港大學

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​​路甬祥教授(1997-2011中科院院長)獻上,第三堂李約瑟紀念講座

東亞科學歷史基金會及李約瑟紀念講座系列時間表

 

20 October 1983: The Inaugural EAHSF Lecture was delivered by Dr. Joseph Needham at the University of Hong Kong entitled “GUNPOWDER AS THE FOURTH POWER, EAST AND WEST”. A monograph was subsequently published by the HKU Press in 1985

 

17 December 1984: The Second EAHSF Lecture by Prof Nathan Sivin, University of Pennsylvania, jointly with the Chinese U of HK, and the University of Hong Kong, entitled:

‘Ailment & Cure in Traditional China”

 

1985: Prof Xia Nai was to deliver the Third EAHSF Lecture, “On the Origin of Chinese Civilization” but unfortunately cancelled due to his untimely death.

 

29 October 1986, Dr. Shigeru Nakayama, University of Tokyo, entitled “CHARACTERISTICS OF CHINESE ASTROLOGY”

 

28 October 1987, Prof Ke Tsun, Beijing University of Iron & Steel Technology, “CAST IRON TECHNOLOGY AND ITS IMPACT ON CHINESE AND WORL HISTORY”

 

25 October 1988, Prof Joseph C. Y. Chen, University of California, San Diego, “A REEXAMINATION OF THE EARLY SCIENCE IN CHINESE CIVILISATION”

 

The EAHSF series were interrupted from 1989 – 1994; upon the death of Dr Needham in March 1995, the EAHSF Lecture series were renamed the Joseph Needham Memorial (JN) Lecture:

 

12 October 1995, The First JN Memorial Lecture in 1995 was delivered by Prof Wang Gungwu, Vice-Chancellor, the University of Hong Kong, “A SCIENCE CIVILISATION FOR CHINA”

 

9 December 1999, The Second JN Memorial Lecture by Prof HO Peng Yoke, Director of the Needham Research Institute, entitled

“Science in Chinese Fiction: Zhuge Liang’s Magical Arts and Method of Weather Forecasting”

10 October 2001, The Third JN Memorial Lecture by Prof LU Yongxiang, President, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, entitled “Joseph Needham and Chinese Science”

 

9 December 2003, The Fourth JN Memorial Lecture by Dr. HUANG Hsing-Tsung, Former Deputy Director of the Needham Research Institute and a collaborator of the SCC series, entitled

“Ancient Chinese Food Technologies and Their Transmission to the West”.

 

22 March 2006, The Fifth JN Memorial Lecture by Dr. Robert B. Oxnam, President of the Needham Research Institute USA and President Emeritus, The Asia Society, USA entitled

“Joseph Needham’s Underlying Philosophy and its Relevance to 21st Century China”.

 

10 December 2007, The Sixth JN Memorial Lecture by M. James C. Y. Watt, Brooke Russell Astor Chairman, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, entitled “Art and Technology in Chinese Ceramics”

 

18 December 2008, The Seventh JN Memorial Lecture by Prof Roel Sterckx, Joseph Needham Professor of Chinese History, Science and Civilisation, University of Cambridge,

entitled “Naturalist Illustration in Traditional China”.

 

8 May 2013, The Eight JN Memorial Lecture by Prof Mei Jianjun, Director of the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge, entitled

 “The Growth of Chinese Civilisation: An Archaeo-metallurgical Perspective”.

 

9 December 2014, The Ninth JN Memorial Lecture by Professor Francesca Bray, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh, entitled

 “Men Plough, Women Weave: Joseph Needham, Feminism and the History of Science and Technology in China”.

 

9 December 2015, The Tenth JN Memorial Lecture by Prof Christian Daniels, Prof of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, entitled:

“Needham’s Intellectual Heritage: University of Science with or without Civilisation”.

 

24 March 2017, The Eleventh JN Memorial Lecture by Prof Vivian Taam Wong, Honorary Professor, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, entitled “Chinese Medicine: A Journey Through the Ages”.

 

23 March 2018, The Twelfth JN Memorial Lecture by Professor Martin K. Jones, George Pitt-Rivers Professor of Archaeological Science, Vice-Master of Darwin College, University of Cambridge, Chairman, Needham Research Institute, entitled

“Food Globalization in Prehistory”.

 

The series, impacted by the local social unrest and the COVID-19 pandemic in the 2019- 20, will be resumed.

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