Richard G. WANG

Research Projects

  • A Study of the Ming Taoist Novel
  • Richard G. WANG
    4 May 2002
    CUHK Summer Research Grant

    I conducted the research project "A Study of the Ming Taoist Novel" in Paris, France, from May 4 to June 17, 2002. During the period when I was there, I met and exchanged ideas with prominent senior French scholars of China, including some Membres de l’Institut. I also met some young French scholars of China, exchanged ideas with them, and discussed the possible future cooperation between us.
    I visited and used the four main research libraries of Chinese studies, where I found quite a lot of important rare Chinese books and other useful materials directly related to my research. In addition, I found several important scholarly French books and doctoral dissertations on Taoism related to my project which are not available in Hong Kong. With these works and materials collected, I am able to fulfil my proposed research goal, that is, the research result will constitute the preparation and data for my further study in the area of religion and Chinese literature.
    Finally, being invited by the faculty members and research fellows of Paris, I gave a public lecture at the Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient (EFEO), Paris, on June 11, 2002. The audiences and I had an enthusiastic discussion of my paper delivered there and other related issues. (AL01630)

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