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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) is going to launch the Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau: Macao Humanities Forum on 24 February 2021. The forum will provide a platform for world-renowned scholars of different research fields to share their research with us. All members of the UM community are cordially invited to this splendid event.


In the inaugural forum, we are honored to have Professor Di WANG to deliver a lecture on the topic “Public Sphere and Urban Management in Modern China: A Historical Thought during the Pandemic (公共領域與當代中國的城市管理:疫情期間的歷史思考)”.


Details of the forum are as follows:

Date: 24 February 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Venue: E4-G078 (Anthony Lau Building – Mr and Mrs Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre)

Language: Mandarin (Simultaneous interpretation into English will be provided)


Title: Public Sphere and Urban Management in Modern China: A Historical Thought during

Abstract: The term “public sphere” refers to social forces outside the state, including various social, economic, charitable, cultural, and educational organizations, which are a supplement to state management. The state can by no means do everything. Only a society with a fully developed public sphere can be a sound society, which can have a stably social and economic development and can be organized in an orderly manner to deal with crises like Covid 19 we have been facing since early last year. This lecture examines the relationship between the state and society through modern Chinese history and discusses the importance of the development of public sphere. Prof. Wang will also provide his views on urban management in today’s China.


Please register for the forum on or before 17 February 2021 (Wednesday) via the QR code or https://umac.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FaX8I7Dfmzwblk