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The Life and Times of Sir Kai Ho Kai [Hardcover]

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This volume is a collection of papers presented at the academic conference "Politics and Religion in Ancient and Medieval Europe and Asia" organized by the Department of History and New Asia College of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in March 1996. Although the papers vary widely in the region and time-span of coverage-from ancient Egypt, the early Roman Empire, Norman England, to medieval China, they are joined by their concern about the relationship between politics and different religions-Christianity, Buddhism, Daoism and others-in ancient and medieval Europe and Asia and the respective intellectual and cultural interactions.

Seven papers, all written by ancient and medieval historians, are collected in this volume. Professor Mu-chou Poo in his paper explores the ancient Egyptian attitudes toward foreigners and foreign culture as an effort to understand Egyptian culture from a new perspective, and as a preliminary attempt to probe into the issues concerning the nature of ancient ethnicity and cultural consciousness. Professor Yen-zen Tsai's paper looks into the way the early Roman Empire treated mystery cults under its rule. Professor Ming-chiu Lai discusses the impact of a Buddhist ritual on Chinese religious culture between the second and sixth centuries. Professor Chi-tim Lai in his paper argues that some Daoist teachings advocated a new world order, but they were not the real force that provoked the rebellions during the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Professor Puay-peng Ho exhibits the political meanings of the imperial buildings in the Tang period and sheds light on the research about legitimacy in medieval China. Professor Warren Hollister's paper, which is also the keynote speech, points out that the high culture of twelfth century western Europe was largely the product of monastery. Finally, Professor Frederick Hok-ming Cheung examines the role of the Church in Anglo-Norman politics.

It is hoped that the book will furnish a basis for further investigation on politics and religion in the ancient and medieval world, and inspire scholarly inquiries into the comparative dimensions of these important historical phenomena.

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Studio: The Chinese University Press
Pages   344
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   The Chinese University Press
ISBN  9622018734  
ISBN13  9789622018730  

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More About G. H. Choa

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! G. H. Choa was a Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Hong Kong in 1949-1956, Consultant Physician at the Queen Mary Hospital in 1956-1967, then Deputy Director and Director of Medical and Health Service, Hong Kong Government in 1967-1977, and the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1978-1988. He is also the author of ""Heal the Sick" Was Their Motto: The Protestant Medical Missionaries in China," which is a history of medical education in China.

G. H. Choa was born in 1921.

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In Tribute  Feb 14, 2010
This biography was written to honor the memory of Sir/Dr. Kai Ho Kai of Hong Kong. It has been prodigiously researched and offers a detailed picture of political life/activity in Hong Kong in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dr. Ho Kai never practiced medicine but instead went into law. The Alice Memorial Hospital in HK is named for his first wife, an Englishwoman. Given the times in which Dr. Kai Ho Kai lived, when HK was a British colony,when there were clear class and racial distinctions, I wish the author had explored more fully--if that were possible--the feelings of his subject. His interracial marriage in itself was unique. On the mainland China was attempting to regain sovereignty over its own affairs. I felt a sense of Dr. Kai Ho Kai's accomplishments but not of the man himself. I admire the author for bringing him to our attention.

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