Barwis-Holliday Lecture

Last night we were delighted to host a lecture by Dr George K. W. Mak, Research Assistant Professor at the David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University on The Annotation Question of the Chinese Protestant Bible in Late Qing China.

Dr Mak delivering his lecture

Dr Mak is the recipient of the 2014 Barwis-Holliday Award for Far Eastern Studies.
The award was instituted by Major Edward Barwis-Holliday to promote research into the anthropology, art, history, literature or religion of Japan, China, Korea or the eastern regions of the then Soviet Union.
Dr Mak receiving the 2014 Barwis-Holliday award from RAS President Gordon Johnson

The first award was made in 1981 for a paper entitled, On the transmissionof the Shen Tzu and the Yangshengyaochi by Professor T. H. Barrett, SOAS, who also attended last night’s event.
Other recipients include Professor David Prager Branner of the University of Maryland for his article, On early Chinese morphology and its intellectual history, Professor William South Coblin of the University of Iowa for his article Robert Morrison and the phonology of Mid-Qing Mandarin, Professor Emeritus  James Huntley Grayson of the University of Sheffield for his article ‘They first saw a mirror’: a Korean folktale as a form of social criticism and Professor Emeritus Richard John Lynn, University of Toronto, for his article Women in Huang Zunxian’s ‘Riben zashi shi’.

Guests enjoying a glass of wine after the lecture

If you missed this lecture you can listen to it via our podcast if you click this link .
This lecture concluded our 2014-2015 Lecture Series. The next lecture series programmes for 2015-16 will be completed over the summer so watch this space for updates.