Field Studies of Religious Culture

上課及導修時間 (Lesson & Tutorial)
(14:30 - 17:15 Saturdays)
課室 (Classroom) : 利黃瑤壁樓 302 (ELB 302)
授課語言 (Medium of Instruction): 廣東話
講師 (Lecturer): 夏其龍博士 (Dr. Louis E.K. Ha)
電話: 394 34277; 電郵: keloon@cuhk.edu.hk
助教 (Teaching Assistant): 胡劼辰(Hu Jiechen)
電話: 513 55425; 電郵: hujiechen880831@hotmail.com
聯絡 (Contact): 文宗系 Department of Cultural and Religious Studies
電話: (852) 3943 6508; 傳真: (852) 2603 5280
電郵: tinatsang@cuhk.edu.hk


Course Description:
The course aims at helping students develop deeper insights into religious understanding by engaging in the spatial, geographical and material dimensions of religious traditions in Melaka, Malaysia, where the West met the East in the 16th century and where the Islamic, Jewish, Christian as well as Hinduist, Buddhist, Taoist religious traditions coexist harmoniously.
The majority of the academic work will be accomplished during the 4-day stay in Melaka, supplimented by 4 lectures before the trip and one after.

Learning Outcomes:
(1) develop a greater awareness and deeper insight into the subject of study through field investigation of the religious sites, relics, as well as personal exposure to the material heritage
(2) learn to master the principles and skills in integrating the use of textual, non-textual information and on-site investigation in religious studies
(3) develop skills in analytical reading, formal writing, oral expression, on-site observation and critical thinking
(4) Be conscious of the significance and value of study tours through which a far more comprehensive perspective can be generated in the realm of religious studies

Attendance and participation 20%
Post-trip class presentation 30% (12 April, 2014)
Final paper 50% (before/on 5 May, 2014, about 5,000 words)

SESSION ONE: 2013, September 14, (Sat.) 14:30-17:15
- introduction to methods of field studies,
- reading assignments,

SESSION TWO: 2013, November 9, (Sat.) 14:30-17:15
Sacredness in the Eastern tradition: (譚偉倫教授:講授二小時)
- Taoism,
- Hinduism,
- Buddhism
- A Project-based learning
- Lecture notes 講義

SESSION THREE: 2013, December 7, (Sat.) 14:30-17:15
Sacredness in the Western tradition:
- Judaism,
- Christianity,
- Islamism
- Lecture notes 講義

SESSION FOUR: 2014, January 11, (Sat.) 14:30-17:15
Religious space in Melaka
- its culture,
- its history.
- Lecture notes 講義

SESSION FIVE: 2014, April 12, (Sat.) 14:30-17:15
Reflections and presentations

In search of holy places and sacred time in Melaka

二零一四年三月十四日至十七日 March 14-17, 2014

View Melaka field trip in a larger map

第一天 DAY ONE:
三月十四日 2014, March 14, (Fri.)

08:45 - 12:45 香港至吉隆坡 (馬來西亞航空 MH 079 Hong Kong ➞ Kuala Lumpur)
13:30 - 15:30 吉隆坡機場至馬六甲 (Kuala Lumpur ➞ Melaka)

15:30 St. Peter's Church
It is the oldest church in Malaysia, built by the Portuguese descendants after religious freedom was proclaimed by the Dutch over Malacca in 1702. One of its artifacts is the 1608 bell found inside the Church's Tower.

16:15 Portuguese Settlement
Kristang Community for cultural Judaism 猶太教 The Kristang language originated after the conquest of Malacca (Malaysia) in 1511 by the Portuguese. The community of speakers descends mainly from marriages between Portuguese settlers and local Malay women, as well as a certain number of migrants from Goa, themselves of mixed Indian and Portuguese ancestry. Kristang had a substantial influence on Macanese, the creole language spoken in Macau, due to substantial migration from Malacca after its takeover by the Dutch.

18:00 Hatten Hotel Melaka
Hatten Square, Jalan Merdeka, Bandar Hilir,
75000 Melaka, Malaysia.
T I +606 286 9696 FI +606 281 9696

第二天 DAY TWO:
三月十五日 2014, March 15, (Sat.)
小組考察 地圖集

三月十六日2014, March 16, (Sun.)
小組考察 地圖集

三月十七日 2014, March 17, (Mon.)

09:00 三寶廟 Sam Po Keng Temple , 三寶山 Bukit Cina

11:00 沈慕羽書法文物館
8-H, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, 75000 Melaka Malaysia
email : smy_wwg2009@hotmail

13:00 馬六甲至吉隆坡

15:00 馬來西亞中華人文碑林
Chinese Calligraphy Stone Gallery, Malaysia
No 1, Jalan 1/116A, Off Jalan Sungai Besi,
57100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: (603) 7981 8899 Fax: (603) 7980 9981, 7980 9931


16:30 - 17:30 吉隆坡至機場
19:25 - 23:00 吉隆坡至香港 (馬來西亞航空 MH 078 Kuala Lumpur ➞ Hong Kong)

佛教、道教 Buddhism, Taoism: sihk sihk sihk sihk

青雲亭 - Cheng Hoon Teng
香林寺 Xiang Lin Si
三寶廟 Sam Po Keng Temple, 三寶井
Chinese Temple - photos

華僑風俗 Chinese Traditions:

Cheng Ho(鄭和)Cultural Museum
雞場街(荷蘭街) Jonker Street

伊斯蘭教 Islamism : sihk sihk sihk sihk

漢卡斯都里之墓, 在雞場街(荷蘭街)的中間。
Kampung Hulu's Mosque (Masjid Kampung Hulu),
Jalan Tokong,

印度教 Hinduism : sihk sihk sihk sihk

印度教 Hinduism
Sri Poyyatha Vinayagamoorthy Temple,
119, Jalan Gajah Berang‎, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Hinduism - YouTube

猶太教 Judaism: sihk sihk sihk sihk

Kristang Community for cultural Judaism

錫克教 Sikhism : sihk sihk sihk sihk

Sihks - YouTube
Sihk community

基督宗教 Christianity: sihk sihk sihk sihk sihk sihk sihk sihk

Christ Church
馬禮遜 (Robert Morrison,1782年-1834年)
米憐 (William Milne,1785年—1822年)
St Francis Church 方濟各·沙勿略
St. Peter's Church
St. Paul's Church

其他 Miscellaneous:

Porta De Santiago (A Famosa Fort)

Hang Kasturi's Mausoleum
120 Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka, Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia

Maritime Museum of Malacca
Address: Muzium Samudera, (the Flora De La Ma),
Jalan Quayside, 75000 Malacca, Malaysia
TEL: +603 284 7090
Opening Hours: Daily: 09:00 hrs - 17:30 hrs
RM 6

Melaka River Cruise
RM 15

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