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香港大學中文學院2018/19學術研究講座 2018/19 School of Chinese Public Lecture, HKU

穿越歷史的雲雨 : 古代東亞漢文豔情小說的文本及其研究
Surfacing from the Seductions of History: Textual and Other Questions Relating to
the Chinese Language Erotic Fiction of Pre-Modern East Asia

Speaker: Professor Chan Hing Ho (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)

與談嘉賓 Discussants:吳存存教授 Professor Wu Cuncun (香港大學HKU)
潘建國教授 Professor Pan Jianguo (北京大學Peking University)

時間Time:2018年11月21日(週三)下午4點30分;21 November 2018 (Wednesday) 4:30 pm
Venue: CPD 121, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong
演講語言 Language: 普通話 Putonghua

The erotic fiction of pre-modern China led in the main a shadowy existence—being banned it was hidden from view, and as a result its texts only rarely garnered attention or attracted research. More than twenty years ago Professor Chan Hing Ho presided over the compilation and printing of Siwuxie huibao, a multi-volume collectanea project reproducing erotic fiction from the Ming and Qing dynasties, published after a process of systematic identification, collation, and editing of works from deposits around the world. This intellectual labour continued with supplementation of lacunae in the original collection, while also extending its compass to include Chinese language erotic fiction from across East Asia. This pioneering and painstaking work has now gained wide recognition for its remarkable contribution to the history of fiction. So we might now ask, in East Asian societies where there is so much delicacy surrounding intimate relations, how did works of erotic fiction come to be written? What kind of sexual psychology and sexual culture to they contain? And what kinds of new intellectual directions might be discovered through research into the Chinese language erotic fiction of East Asia? Professor Chan and his guest interlocuters will lead the audience through a secret garden concealed within the everyday world.

Professor Chan Hing Ho is an internationally renowned French Sinologist, a former researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Over his career his research has focused on traditional Chinese fiction, Dream of the Red Chamber, Chinese language East Asian fiction, and pre-modern erotic fiction, while at the same time promoting wider international recognition of the importance of these fields for comparative literature. His esteemed publications, authored or edited, include Honglomeng Zhi ping yanjiu (A Study of Dream of the Red Chamber and the Zhiyanzhai commentary, 1969, Hong Kong), Xinbian shitouji zhiyanzhai pingyu jijiao (Updated critical compilation of annotations from the Zhiyanzhai editions of The Story of the Stone, 1979, Taibei), Siwuxie huibao (1995–1997, Taibei), Dongya Hanwen xiaoshuo congkan (Collectanea of Chinese language fiction from East Asia, 1987–2003, Beijing), and Yuwai Hanwen xiaoshuo daxi (Compendium of Chinese fiction in foreign collections, 2010– , Shanghai).

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