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Title: The transfer of reading world and cognitive pipeline of intellectuals in treaty port cities --- based on the reading and book translation activity of Want Tao
Other Titles: 口岸知識分子讀書世界的轉易及認管道的擴充 —— 以王韜的讀書、譯活動為中心
Authors: Liu, Rongtian
Advisors: CHEUNG, Chi Kan 
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Abstract: Intellectuals in treaty port cities were the oldest modern literati groups who experienced the Western Power Spreads to the East. The situation of knowledge transfer and thought-immigration has been focused by the mass educational circles in recent years. However, most of critics concluded the reason of the thought-transfer as their unique life experience and they ignored the relevant independence of outer behavior out of the thought level. So the paper would change the observation point from the outer Life History of intellectuals in treaty port cities to the insider reading history. The paper tries to enter into the history spot of the transfer of thought and opinion of intellectuals in treaty port cities from the individual reading experience such inner dimension.
The paper clarifies from the Reading Practice and Learning Process of intellectuals in treaty port cities, so it finds that there are three specific Cognition Pipelines that causes them to change the opinion. First is the Knowledge Warehouse made by western missionary to express the Christianity which has western history and development harvest in modern; second is the modern newspaper industry in Honk Kong in the early stage; the paper formed a new Cognition Pipeline for the intellectuals in treaty port cities by translating the current news in western language daily so the new knowledge and new opinion came to them. It may arouse the thought stimulation and it should not be underestimated. Third is the Japanese ThoughtResource. Wang Tao went to Japan to absorb the western history knowledge so the Civil Right and Freedom such modern value opinions could be reachable for the intellectuals. Facing with the open door of new knowledge, intellectuals showed their attitude firstly.
In the paper, introduction reviews the forming and study status of group of intellectuals in treaty port cities and the rest of three chapters will have observation of the three main Cognition Pipeline mentioned above. The first chapter analyses the shaping impact of missionary books, Chinese and Western representations, history books and Western history books in the Knowledge Warehouse on the ideological point of view of intellectuals in treaty port cities. The second chapter analyses the exploration of early Hong Kong newspaper industry to the news vision of the group of treaty port intelligentsia and the new vocation future provided by the industry. The third chapter analyses the new surge of Japanese Thought Resource to the thought world of intellectuals in treaty port cities. The modern value happened in the process had conflict conversation with the original opinion of intellectuals in treaty port cities, which predicted that Japanese Thought Resource would be the source of important potential motivation of the transfer of Chinese thought circle.
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Programme: Master of Arts in Chinese Language and Literature
Subject Code: CBS593
Subject Title: MACLL Dissertation
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