Prof Tsang Wing Ben MA

Prof Tsang Wing Ben MA
馬增榮

Assistant Professor


tsangwingma@um.edu.mo
8822 8289
E21-2023
EDIT

Consultation Hours
Wednesdays: 2:00 pm -3:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Or by appointment via tsangwingma@um.edu.mo

Education
  • Ph.D., History, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2017
  • M.Phil., History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007
  • B.A. (First Class Honor), History, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005
Research Interests
  • Early China
  • Excavated manuscripts
Courses Regularly Taught
  • HIST1001 Chinese History I (undergraduate course)
  • HIST7762 Law and Society in Ancient China (graduate course)
Professional Experience
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Freiburg, 2017-18
  • Research Assistant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007-2012
Professional Affiliations
  • Member of European Research Council (ERC) funded project “Beyond the Silk Road: Economic Development, Frontier Zones and Inter-Imperiality in the Afro-Eurasian World Region, 300 BCE to 300 CE” (https://www.basar.uni-freiburg.de/) at the University of Freiburg, 2017-18
  • Guest Researcher, Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg University, 2017-18
Awards & Honors
  • 2019-2022 Startup Research Grant, UM
  • 2017 Dissertation Fellowship, History Department, UCSB
  • 2016 William H. Ellison Prize, History Department, UCSB
  • 2015 Humanities & Social Sciences Research Grant, Graduate Division, UCSB
  • 2012-17 Regents Special Fellowship, UCSB
  • 2011-12 Hop Wai Short-term Research Grant, Institute of Chinese Studies, CUHK
  • 2007 Dr. Ch’en Mu Postgraduate Scholarships, New Asia College, CUHK
Conference Papers and Other Presentations

Conference presentations

  1. (Forthcoming in 2020) “The Evidence of ‘Accordion Fold’ in Qin China: An Analysis of the Materiality of Tablet nos. 9-2283, [16-5] and [16-6] from Liye, Hunan.” The Society for the Study of Early China’s annual conference, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, March 19.
  2. (2019) “A Case Study of the Qin Wooden Administrative Manuscripts: The Materiality, Textual Structure, and Delivery of Tablet nos. 9-2283, [16-5], and [16-6] from Liye, Hunan” 秦代簡牘文書學的個案研究──里耶秦簡9-2283、[16-5]和[16-6]三牘的物質形態、文書構成和傳遞方式. Presented at the 10th International Conference on Ancient Chinese Texts and Traditional Culture 第十屆中國古文獻與傳統文化國際學術研討會, Department of Chinese Culture, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, October 11-12.
  3. (2018) “A Case Study of the Qin Wooden Administrative Manuscripts: The Materiality, Textual Structure, and Delivery of Tablet nos. 9-2283, [16-5] and [16-6] from Liye, Hunan” 秦代簡牘文書學的個案研究──里耶秦簡9-2283、[16-5]和[16-6]三牘的物質形態、文書構成和傳遞方式. Presented at the International Conference on Chinese Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts 2018 中國簡帛學國際論壇2018:兼東亞簡牘文化國際論壇, Kyungpook National University, South Korea, December 17-20.
  4. (2018) “Between the State and His Superior: The Anxiety of Being a Low-Ranked Scribe in the Qin and Han Bureaucratic Hierarchy.” Presented at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, University of Glasgow, August 29-September 1.
  5. (2017) “Between the State and His Superior: The Anxiety of Being a Low-Ranked Scribe in the Qin and Han Bureaucratic Hierarchy.” Presented at the International Conference on Chinese Bamboo and Silk Manuscripts 2017 中國簡帛學國際論壇2017‧新出土戰國秦漢簡牘研究, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, October 9-11.
  6. (2016) “A Preliminary Study of the System of Zhifu in Han China” 漢代直符制度試探. Presented at the Conference on the Studies of the History of Warring States and Qin-Han Periods from the Perspective of Bamboo and Wooden Manuscripts 簡牘與戰國秦漢歷史:中國簡帛學國際論壇2016, Centre for Chinese History, CUHK, Hong Kong, December 12-13.
  7. (2016) “Scribes and Assistants in the Qin Administration: Excavated Evidence from Liye, Shuihudi, and Zhangjiashan.” Presented at the 75th AAS Annual Conference, Seattle, USA, March 31-April 3.
  8. (2015) “Qin Management of Human Resources in Light of an Administrative Document from Liye, Hunan Province.” Presented at the reading workshop held after the 20th Annual Creel Lecture given by Prof. Robin D. S. Yates, the Creel Center for Chinese Paleography, University of Chicago, USA, November 6-7.
  9. (2015) “Qin Management of Human Resources in Light of an Administrative Document from Liye, Hunan Province.” Presented at the 19th Annual Southeast Early China Roundtable, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA, October 30-November 1.
  10. (2012) “An Examination on Two Murders in the Harem of Han Emperor Cheng” 試釋成帝元延年間兩宗宮闈命案. Presented at the International Conference on “State and Society in Warring States and Qin-Han Dynasties”「戰國秦漢的國家與社會」國際學術研討會, Research Institute for the Humanities, Chungbuk National University, South Korea, May 17-20.
  11. (2011) “On the Term dubi kun : Reconstructing the Image of Han Hired Laborers by Investigating their Clothing”「犢鼻褌」小考──從服飾看漢代傭作者的形象. Presented at the 13th Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Qin-Han History中國秦漢史研究會第十三屆年會, Chinese Society of Qin-Han History, Nanyang, Henan, China, August 19-22.
  12. (2010) “An Examination on ‘Zu yong zuo mingji’ as Seen in Han Bamboo and Wooden Slips” 試釋西北漢簡所見的「卒傭作名籍」. Presented at the International Symposium of Han Cities, Archaeology of Settlements and Han Culture漢代城市和聚落考古與漢文化國際學術會議, Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Neihuang, Henan, China, September 17-19 (Co-authored with Ming-chiu Lai).
  13. (2010) “A Study on Hired Activities and Movement of Population in Qin-Han Periods” 試論秦漢時期的僱傭活動與人口流動. Presented at the International Conference on “Institutions and Social Order in the Han Empire”「漢帝國的制度與社會秩序」國際學術會議, Centre for Chinese History, CUHK, Hong Kong, May 5-7.
  14. (2008) “Duli and its Duties as Seen in Han Bamboo and Wooden Slips” 漢簡所見的都吏及其職責. Presented at the International Conference on Han Civilization 漢代文明國際學術研討會, Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, Beijing, China, May 9-11 (Co-authored with Ming-chiu Lai).
Selected Publications

Books

  1. (2019)  Law, Administration, and Society in Eastern Han China: A Study of the Bamboo and Wooden Texts Excavated from May 1st Square, Changsha, Hunan Province 東漢的法律、行政與社會:長沙五一廣場東漢簡牘探索. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing (H.K.) Co., Ltd. (Co-edited with Ming-chiu Lai and Chun Fung Tong).

Articles and book chapters

  1. (Accepted) “Between the State and His Superior: The Anxiety of Being a Low-Ranked Scribe in the Qin and Han Bureaucratic Hierarchy.” Asia Major.
  2. (Forthcoming in 2020) “A Case Study of the Qin Wooden Administrative Manuscripts: The Materiality, Textual Structure, and Delivery of Tablet nos. 9-2283, [16-5] and [16-6] from Liye, Hunan” 秦代簡牘文書學的個案研究──里耶秦簡9-2283、[16-5]和[16-6]三牘的物質形態、文書構成和傳遞方式. Bulletin of Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica 中央研究院歷史語言研究所集刊.
  3. (2019) “The Qin and Han Economies in Modern Chinese and Japanese Historiographies.” In Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies. Volume 1: Contexts. Edited by Sitta von Reden, 619-40. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter Press.
  4. (2019) “Qin and Han Evidence 12.b Excavated Texts.” In Handbook of Ancient Afro-Eurasian Economies. Volume I: Contexts. Edited by Sitta von Reden, 529-55. Berlin and Boston: de Gruyter Press.
  5. (2018) “The Zhifu System in the Han Local Administration” 漢代地方行政中的直符制度. Jianbo 簡帛 16: 253-77.
  6. (2017) “Scribes, Assistants, and the Materiality of Administrative Documents in Qin-Early Han China: Excavated Evidence from Liye, Shuihudi, and Zhangjiashan.” T’oung Pao 103-4-5: 297-333.
  7. (2015) “Two Murders in the Harem of Han Emperor Cheng, Considered in the Contexts of Communication and Imperial Affinal Politics” 從訊息傳遞與外戚政治探討漢成帝元延年間兩宗宮闈命案. Chinese Culture Quarterly 九州學林 36: 193-218.
  8. (2013) “On the Term dubi kun: Reconstructing the Image of Han Hired Laborers by Investigating their Clothing”「犢鼻褌」小考──從服飾看漢代傭作者的形象. Chinese Culture Quarterly 九州學林 33: 97-106.
  9. (2012) “Hired Activities and Movement of Population in Qin-Han Periods” 秦漢時期的僱傭活動與人口流動. Journal of Chinese Studies 中國文化研究所學報 54: 1-28.
  10. (2011) Buji on Han Wooden and Bamboo Strips Revisited: ‘Zu yong zuo mingji’ as a Case Study” 漢簡簿籍再探:以「卒傭作名籍」為例. Journal of Chinese Studies 中國文化研究所學報 53: 33-56 (Co-authored with Ming-chiu Lai).
  11. (2010) “Some Issues on the Liye Qin Wooden Documents and Qin Paleography” 試論里耶秦牘與秦代文書學的幾個問題. Jianbo 簡帛 5: 55-76 (Co-authored with Ming-chiu Lai).
  12. (2009) “An Essay on Duli and its Relation with Duyou in Han Bamboo and Wooden Slips” 試論漢簡所見的都吏及其與督郵的關係. Studies on Chinese Excavated Materials 中國出土資料研究13: 105-30 (Co-authored with Ming-chiu Lai).
  13. (2009) “Duli and its Duties as Seen in Han Bamboo and Wooden Slips” 漢簡所見的都吏及其職責. In Essays from the International Conference on Han Civilization 漢代文明國際學術研討會論文集. Edited by Beijing Museum of Dabaotai Han tomb 北京大葆台西漢墓博物館, 485-96. Beijing: Beijing yanshan chubanshe (Co-authored with Ming-chiu Lai).

Translations

  1. (2019) Li Andun 李安敦 (Anthony J. Barbieri-Low) and Ye Shan 葉山 (Robin D. S. Yates). “The Function and Effectiveness of the Qin and Han Laws: The Place of the Zhangjiashan Legal Texts in the Development of Traditional Chinese Law” 秦漢法律的功能和效用:張家山法律文獻在傳統法律發展中的地位. Jianbo 簡帛.
  2. (2019) Li Andun 李安敦 (Anthony J. Barbieri-Low) and Ye Shan 葉山 (Robin D. S. Yates). “Book of Submitted Doubtful Cases Text and Scribal Officals” 《奏讞書》與史職官吏. Jianbo 簡帛 18.
  3. (2018) Li Andun 李安敦 (Anthony J. Barbieri-Low) and Ye Shan 葉山 (Robin D. S. Yates). “Reconstruction and Study of the Statutes and Ordinances of the Second Year Text” 《二年律令》的復原與研究. Jianbo 簡帛 17: 165-80.

Others

  1. (2018) “A Study of the Mirror-Inverted Imprints on Tablet nos. 9-2283, [16-5] and [16-6] from Liye, Hunan Province” 里耶秦簡9-2283、[16-5]和[16-6]三牘的反印文和疊壓關係. Jianbo website 簡帛網. http://www.bsm.org.cn/show_article.php?id=3209. Published on August 22, 2018.
  2. (2017) “Hired Activities and Movement of Population in Qin-Han Periods (A Revised Version)” 秦漢時期的僱傭活動與人口流動(修訂稿). Jianbo website 簡帛網. http://www.bsm.org.cn/show_article.php?id=2946. Published on December 14, 2017.
  3. (2010) “International Conference on ‘Institutions and Social Order in the Han Empire’” 「漢帝國的制度與社會秩序」國際學術會議綜述. Trends of Recent Research on the History of China 中國史研究動態 11: 22-25 (Co-authored with Man Tak Kwok and King Kwan Li).