Good news || Professor MAO Di awarded the 2023 Youth Project of Shenzhen Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Project
Recently, the Shenzhen Social Sciences Union announced the list of projects approved for the Shenzhen Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Project in 2023. The project titled "Shenzhen Immigrants in Chinese and Foreign Newspapers and Magazines in Hong Kong and Macau: Literature Collection and Research," proposed by Professor MAO Di from the School of Humanities and Social Science, received grant as a Youth Project.
01 About Shenzhen Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Project
Shenzhen Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning Project aims to conduct in-depth research on major theoretical and practical problems of Shenzhen's economic and social development. It further aims to promote and develop the cause of philosophy and social sciences in Shenzhen, fully utilizing the important functions of philosophy and social sciences in understanding the world, inheriting civilization, innovating theory, advising government and educating people, and serving the society. The proposed projects should adhere to the correct political direction, focus on the major decision-making and deployment of the Central Committee, the province, and the city, as well as the major theoretical and practical problems of Shenzhen's economic and social development. They should also focus on the fundamental, critical, and cutting-edge issues in the academic development and construction of various disciplines, adhere to both basic research and applied research, and strive to produce high-quality research results. The projects approved for 2023 are divided into four categories: key projects, general projects, youth projects and collaborative projects.
02 About the project
Shenzhen, as the core city leading the demonstration in the Greater Bay Area, has gradually formed an "immigration culture" in its history. It has become a synonym for inclusiveness and openness, as well as a symbol of urban humanistic spirit. This project mainly utilizes a collection of modern newspapers and magazines from the Hong Kong Public Libraries and Macao Public Library, combined with folk literature and field investigations, to systematically organize their reports on the modern Shenzhen region. By adopting the research methods of historical anthropology, it explores the three main themes of immigration, the shaping of modern Shenzhen's local society, and transnational network relationships, in order to trace the historical context of Shenzhen's immigrant culture.
03 About Professor MAO Di
Professor Mao Di holds a Ph.D. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and currently serves as an Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Department of General Education at the School of Humanities and Social Science. Her research fields include the social history of South China, the Chinese diaspora history, and the history of charity.