东亚科学历史基金会

/李约瑟纪念讲座

东亚科学历史基金会讲座
(1995年更名为李约瑟纪念讲座) 系列

为了感谢许许多多香港本地响应为于八十年代初在剑桥大学建立永久李约瑟研究所图书馆而募资的捐助者,东亚科学历史基金会(EAHSF)建立了年度讲座系列,以回馈本地学术圈,学生群体,及广大公众兴趣。1983年,李约瑟博士本人献上了该讲座系列的第一堂。1995年3月25日,李约瑟博士去世之后,该讲座系列正式更名为“李约瑟纪念讲座”。自1983年以来,来自各方的杰出学者们共举行了16次讲座。2018年3月23日,我们非常高兴能够邀请到剑桥大学李约瑟研究所院长、达尔文学院副院长马丁·琼斯教授为李约瑟纪念讲座系列献上第12堂讲座。过往系列讲座的详细信息如下。

东亚科学历史基金会开幕讲座手册封面

李约瑟博士献上,1981年10月,香港大学

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​路甬详教授(1997-2011年中科院院长)献上,第三堂李约瑟纪念讲座

东亚科学历史基金会及李约瑟纪念讲座系列时间表

 

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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