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林少陽教授 (林少陽教授)

BA (Xiamen University/Amoy University), MA (Jilin University), Ph.D. (The University of Tokyo)

教授

Contact Information

Office: LI-4709
Phone: 3442-2991
Email: shaoylin@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • The intellectual, literary and political histories in the East Asian Sinitic sphere (China and Japan) from the early modern period onward;
  • In particular, the late Qing Chinese intellectual history from both a global and, more specifically, an East Asian perspective;
  • The history of historiography in modern China and Japan ;
  • Sino-Japanese exchanges;
  • The interdisciplinary notion of "wen" (文)as one of the most important theoretical concepts within the cultural, philosophical and political traditions of the East Asian Sinitic sphere (in particular traditional China) before the advent of the modern era;
  • Comparative literature, and Critical Theory.

Lin Shaoyang joined CityU in September 2019, prior to which he had taught as a tenured full professor at the University of Tokyo. He also previously taught at CityU’s Cultural and Heritage Programme (now part of the Department of Chinese and History) for three years. Lin’s research is situated in the field of East Asian Studies, focusing on China and Japan from the early modern to modern periods as seen from comparative and global perspectives. His problematic concern concentrates on the interdisciplinary notion of “wen”(文). Though one of the most important theoretical concepts within the cultural, philosophical and political traditions of the East Asian Sinitic sphere (in particular traditional China) before the advent of the modern era, one of the outcomes of Chinese and the rest of East Asian modernities is precisely the long oblivion of the idea of “wen”. One of Lin’s main concerns is to critically question this demise of “wen” and its relation to East Asian modernities. His most recent book deals with revolution in the late Qing period through the means of “wen” (revolution of thought, culture including literariness, and so on). In addition to this, Dr. Lin’s forthcoming book in Japanese is to deal with the link between the idea of “wen” or “li” (rituals) and East Asian “international” relations from the 16th century to the 1840s from both a global and, more specifically, an East Asian perspective that predates the universalization of the Westphalian Treaty system.

Publications (selected)

Monographs

  • 林少陽『礼の帝国―東アジアにおける「贈与」のヘゲモニー』Tokyo: Hakutakusha, forthcoming, 265 pages.
  • 林少陽『鼎革以文:清季革命與章太炎復古的新文化運動』. 上海人民出版社, 2018, 480 pages.
  • 林少陽『「修辞」という思想:章炳麟と漢字圏の言語論的批評理論』Tokyo: Hakutakusha Press, 2009.381 pages. (Korean version: Lin Shaoyang, 『수사라는 사상 :장병린과 한자권의 언어론적 비평이론』, translated by Seo Gwangdeog and Choe Jeongseob, Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2013);
  • 林少陽『“文”與日本學術思想:漢字圈1700-1990』,北京:中央編譯出版社,, 2012, 394 pages.
  • Journal Articles

  • Lin Shaoyang, "The "Chinese World Order" Encounters the "East Asian World Order"— Postwar Japanese Historians' Debates on the Tribute System", Frontier of History in China, 15:2(2020): 198-233.
  • 林少陽「世紀之交章太炎的「文學」觀:西力東漸中明治日本言文一致運動及清末的語境」,『思與言』58卷第1期(2020年3月),167-211頁。
  • 林少陽「「熱い歴史」VS.「冷たい構造」:現代思想の日本での流行を見る」、『社会文学』第51号、2020年3月、「特集:歴史学と文学:言語論的転回以後を考える」、58-66頁。
  • 林少陽「西學相遇中的章太炎 "引申" 概念新解——與其 "文" 論、語言思想的關聯」、『杭州師範大學學報』人文社會科學版,2020年3月、第2期,60-78頁。
  • 林少陽「「五四」新學之修辭學:語言思想之現代嬗變」『中國現代文學』 第三十四期 2018年12月33-64頁。
  • Lin Shaoyang, "Redefining the Late Qing Revolution: Its Continuity with the Taiping Rebellion, Radical Student Politics and Larger Global Context", Frontier of History in China, 2018, 13(4): 531-557.
  • Lin Shaoyang, Hong Kong amidst Colonialism, Collaborative, and Critical Nationalism from 1925 to 1930: The Perspective of Lu Xun and Confucius Revering Movement, China Report,2018, 54 (1) (Jan, 2018): 25-47.
  • Lin Shaoyang, Making National History with Literary History: Hegel's Influence via Taine on Meiji Japan and the Late Qing and Early Republican China,Frontier of Literary Studies in China, 2015, 9(2): 160−189.
  • Lin Shaoyang, "Japanese Postmodern Philosophy's Turn to Historicity," Journal of Japanese Philosophy, 2013, 1(1): 111-136.

Book

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Introduction for LIN Shaoyang, Dingge yiwen: qingji geming yu Zhang Taiyan fugu de xinwenhua yundong, 2018, 481 pages. (Revolution by Means of Culture: The Late Qing Revolution and Zhang Taiyan from 1900 to 1911), please refer to https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/biblioplaza/en/D_00133.html.

Also see the following link for the book

  1. One of “the Best Ten Books in May” of ifeng.com
  2. One of “the Best Ten Books in Chinese in May” of Tencent.com (June 15, 2018)
  3. One of “the Recommended Best Twenty Books in August” Zhonghua Dushu Bao (『中華読書報』) in August, 2018
  4. One of “the Best Five Books Recommended by Editors of Historiography” in “Book Fair Shanghai, 2018” .
  5. The 18th of “the Yearly Best Recommended Books in Chinese in 2018” (Humanities and Social Sciences) of Tencent.com (December, 2018)

  • 林少陽『礼の帝国―東アジアにおける「贈与」のヘゲモニー』Tokyo: Hakutakusha, forthcoming, 265 pages.
  • 林少陽『鼎革以文:清季革命與章太炎復古的新文化運動』. 上海人民出版社, 2018, 480 pages.
  • 林少陽『「修辞」という思想:章炳麟と漢字圏の言語論的批評理論』Tokyo: Hakutakusha Press, 2009.381 pages.(Korean version: Lin Shaoyang, 『수사라는 사상 :장병린과 한자권의 언어론적 비평이론』, translated by Seo Gwangdeog and Choe Jeongseob, Seoul: Yonsei University Press, 2013);
  • 林少陽『“文”與日本學術思想:漢字圈1700-1990』,北京:中央編譯出版社,, 2012, 394 pages.

Grants/Projects/Awards

Project: The Movement of Genbun'icchi and National Language Policies in Meiji Japan and Their Influences upon East Asia
Period: March 2017 – Aug 2019 (as the Principle Investigator)
Funding amount: JP¥17,550,000
Field: Area studies; Project/Area Number: 17H00895
Category: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)

(Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) is the top class individual research funding, provided by the general research fund, managed by Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan. It is equal to General Research Fund (GRF) in Hong Kong. )


Last updated: 23 July 2020