Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar (TO BE RESCHEDULED)

Historicities and Temporalities in Jin Yong’s Fiction

2020-02-25 12:00:002020-02-25 13:00:00Asia/Hong_KongHistoricities and Temporalities in Jin Yong’s Fiction

Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar
Historicities and Temporalities in Jin Yong’s Fiction

Dr. Jonathan York Heng Hui
(Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)

Date: February 25, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Venue: Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
Enquiry: (852) 3917-5772, ihss@hku.hk

    2020-02-25 12:00:002020-02-25 13:00:00Asia/Hong_KongHistoricities and Temporalities in Jin Yong’s Fiction

    Interdisciplinary Lunchtime Seminar
    Historicities and Temporalities in Jin Yong’s Fiction

    Dr. Jonathan York Heng Hui
    (Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)

    Date: February 25, 2020 (Tuesday)
    Time: 12:00 – 13:00
    Venue: Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong
    Enquiry: (852) 3917-5772, ihss@hku.hk

      Overview

      Title:

      Historicities and Temporalities in Jin Yong’s Fiction

      Speaker:

      Dr. Jonathan York Heng Hui (Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)

      Date:

      To be confirmed

      Time:

      To be confirmed

      Venue:

      Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Map)

      Language:

      English

      Enquiry:

      (Tel) (852) 3917-5772
      (Email) ihss@hku.hk

      Title:

      Historicities and Temporalities in Jin Yong’s Fiction

      Speaker:

      Dr. Jonathan York Heng Hui (Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong)

      Date:

      To be confirmed

      Time:

      To be confirmed

      Venue:

      Room 201, 2/F, May Hall, The University of Hong Kong (Map)

      Language:

      English

      Enquiry:

      (Tel) (852) 3917-5772
      (Email) ihss@hku.hk

      Abstract

      One of the defining features of the novels of the legendary author Jin Yong is the depth of their engagement with history. As historical romances, they weave into their historical settings elements of classical Chinese literature, religions, medicine and culture, resulting in a rich, multifaceted literary fabric that has captured the imaginations of generation after generation of Chinese-speaking communities around the world. This talk seeks to examine the nature of historical time in some of the various threads of these constructed settings, particularly their incorporation and use of Chinese literature. It will also seek to make preliminary explorations of the poetics of temporality in the interactions between these threads, making occasional comparative reference to British authors of historical romance such as Walter Scott and J. R. R. Tolkien to demonstrate the effect of these interactions. In so doing, the talk aims to shine further light not only on the complex composition of the historical past in Jin Yong’s fiction, but also on the unique appeal that these constructed historical settings have held for Chinese-speaking readerships, diasporic and homeland alike, from the very first Hong Kong readers to the present day.

      About the Speaker

      Dr. Jonathan York Heng Hui is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Hong Kong. He did a BA in English Literature at the University of Durham, followed by an MPhil and PhD in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge. His current research interests lie in the literary genre of historical romance, both medieval and modern, as well as in related fields such as folklore and textual studies.

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