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  • Culture and Humanity in the New Millennium

Culture and Humanity in the New Millennium

The Future of Human Values

Kwok Siu Tong, Chan Sin-wai

English , 2002/01 The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Cultural Studies

229 x 152 mm , 204pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-962-996-023-0

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The last millennium saw rapid change, spreading globalization and shifting populations. These have posed moral, ethical and social dilemmas that have challenged the very foundations of our beliefs and radically changed our way of life.

In this volume, some of the world's greatest thinkers in philosophy, music, religion, and the arts, share their insights on the future shape of human civilization. How can old cultural legacies fit new contexts? Can there be a universal set of values alongside unique local characteristics? Are literature and music still relevant in a world where technology is dominant? By discussing these important issues in an interdisciplinary framework, these scholars have provided a possible blueprint for our new society.

Kwok Siu Tong, Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1998-2001), graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1972 and obtained his master and doctoral degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. His training is in comparative and cross-cultural studies of modern Chinese and European history. He has taught at the Department of History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 1977, and published more than 11 books and over 60 articles. He is an advisor to a number of universities in China, including Tsinghua University, Foreign Affairs College and Beijing Normal University. He is a Visiting Professor of the Faculty of Arts, Fudan University and Special Research Fellow of the Department of History, Peking University. Locally, he is a member of the Civic Education Advisory Committee of the SAR Government.

Chan Sin-wai graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and continued his studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where he received his PhD degree. He is now Professor and Chairman of the Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His teaching and research interests lie mainly in the areas of translation studies, machine translation and bilingual lexicography. His recent publications include Translation in Hong Kong: Past, Present and Future (published by The Chinese University Press, 2001) and Longman Active Study English-Chinese Dictionary (2001). He is also the Chief Editor of Journal of Translation Studies.

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