二零零五年,港大首次慶祝八位明德教授就職,為大學的歷史奠定重要的里程碑。
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李文彬先生

李文彬基金教授席 (人文醫學)

一九七三年,我在港大成立了客席教授計劃,三十年來和海外的傑出矯形外科醫生緊密合作,親身體驗到人道關懷的偉大治療力量。今天設立人文醫學教授席,希望進一步鼓勵醫學、文化和社會的結合。 

李文彬先生

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前任明德教授

白錦文

2019年就職
Epidemics have had a profound effect on societies throughout history. Antimicrobial resistance and the emergence of new infections of animal origin, compounded by population movement and environment change, will pose increasing challenges to human health in the future.

Despite their extraordinary impact, disease outbreaks have tended to be treated by historians as exceptional events, or as background noise in accounts that prioritise social, political, and economic development.

Professor Robert Peckham is a leading historian of medicine and science, recognised internationally for his contributions to the field. He is the Chair of the Department of History, founding Director of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine (CHM), and the M B Lee Professor in the Humanities and Medicine at The University of Hong Kong (HKU).

His research provides much-needed historical context to contemporary public health concerns and addresses a number of fundamental questions with implications for policy: How have diseases affected human societies at different times in different places? How have human activities influenced the emergence and spread of infections?

Professor Peckham’s research resituates disease at the heart of modern history. In his 2016 book, Epidemics in Modern Asia, he traces the entangled social, environmental, and biological processes that have driven infections and produced epidemics in Asia over the last two centuries from Japan to India. He believes that studying health history in this way opens up new perspectives on historical issues that have great relevance for the present and the future: mass migration, environmental transformation, urbanisation, and the role of the state in a globalised world.

Co-founded by Professor Peckham and colleagues at the University, CHM is a pioneering collaboration between the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Medicine with a mission to promote interdisciplinary research, harness research for the benefit of the wider community, and foster human values in medical education and practice in order to create more humane and effective medicine and healthcare.

As the Director of CHM, Professor Peckham has played a key role in community engagement, supporting numerous art exhibitions and outreach programmes aimed at promoting public awareness around
critical health issues. He is also the founding editor of the interdisciplinary book series Histories and Ecologies of Health, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. His commitment to interdisciplinary
teaching was recognised in 2012 when he received an HKU Outstanding Teaching Award.

He earned his BA and PhD from King’s College London before going on to the University of Cambridge, where he was a Research Fellow at St Catharine’s College. He was subsequently a Fellow at St Peter’s College, University of Oxford. Professor Peckham has been Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2008-11) and Visiting Scholar at New York University (2017-18). His research has been
supported by many grant-awarding institutions, including the British Academy, the Alexander S Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, and the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.

Professor Peckham has written extensively on the history of medicine, health, and disease in his many journal
articles and chapters, and in his books. He is interested in how diseases have been experienced and understood in the past, and in the shifting remit of the modern state in managing the health of its citizens.

As a publicly engaged academic, he has written many articles and reviews on history, culture, politics, and health aimed at a non-specialist audience for newspapers such as The Independent, New Statesman & Society, South China Morning Post, Times Higher Education Supplement, and Times Literary Supplement.

陳立昌

2014年就職

Since 1997, with the introduction of problem-based learning, the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine has been at the forefront of medical education reform. The Faculty’s pioneering approach to introduce new teaching and learning methods continued in September 2012 when the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine was launched.

Professor Chan Li-Chong is Chair Professor in the Department of Pathology, Co-Director of the Medical Ethics and Humanities Unit and Chairman of the Medical Humanities Planning Group in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. He is also Director of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine. The Centre is committed to promoting the cross-listing of humanities modules into the clinical curriculum, and seeks to foster a closer interrelationship between teachers in medicine and the humanities including history, literature, philosophy, sociology, the visual arts, music, religious studies, ethics and the law.

Professor Chan is a clinician scientist recognised internationally for his scientific research in childhood leukemia, and as a medical educator with special interests in particular problem based learning and curriculum development. Underpinning these two complementary roles is his commitment to enhancing teaching and learning. His teaching philosophy is driven by the recognition that “The student of today is the teacher of tomorrow”. He believes that implicit in this statement is our responsibility to nurture students to develop not only self-directed learning and critical thinking skills but also a spirit of inquisitiveness and the courage to challenge dogmatic views and thinking.

The formation of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine together with the launch of the Common Core Curriculum in HKU opened up opportunities which led Professor Chan and his colleagues to develop a 6-year longitudinal core medical humanities programme that was launched in September 2012 as part of undergraduate medical curriculum. The medical humanities programme incorporates the humanities, the arts and social sciences as part of medical education in the training of medical students. Its aim is to foster the development of humane and humanistic qualities in a doctor.

Through the teaching and learning of medical humanities centred on narratives, film, performance and visual arts, students can generate new inquiries and reflections that will enable them to understand the nature of the human condition in particular illness and health in the wider context of the lives of people. Students will be able to appreciate the complexities and ambiguities of issues involved in medical care and practice; and will be able to explore the nature of suffering and healing so as to enable patients to live a life of meaning despite their illness. By having the medical humanities, the first programme of its kind in the region and probably the world, HKU hopes it will enable the practice of medicine to be both a science and a living art.

In recognition of his excellence in teaching and curriculum development, Professor Chan received an Outstanding Teaching Award (Individual) in 2009, and an Outstanding Teaching Award (Team) in 2013 in which he was the leader for developing the medical humanities curriculum in the LKS Faculty of Medicine.

Professor Chan believes health care professionals must look after themselves, and maintains his well-being through mindful practice, whether at work, at home or during his recreation time which he enjoys through reading, cooking and hiking.

雷金慶

2010年就職

文學院是全球精英雲集的中西研究中心,學院正開展一項新的合作研究項目,目的是促進公眾人士對健康的認識。

去年,為加強文學院和醫學院在研究方面的合作,香港大學成立了醫學人文中心。

該中心集合兩個學院的專長,設立策略性的研究組別,包括傳染病史、保健溝通、亞洲與西方健康及人道主義等,把香港大學逐步建立為醫藥與健康跨文化研究的專門中心。

雷金慶教授為文學院院長,在醫學人文中心的發展和支援上發揮關鍵作用。他有關中國的跨學科研究,包括對華人男性特質的開創性研究,為港大創造了獨特的研究和教學環境,鼓勵不同學科的比較和交流,同時促進跨學系和跨學院的研究合作。

雷教授是公認的中國研究專家,曾任教於南京大學、奧克蘭大學、梅鐸大學、昆士蘭大學,以及澳洲國立大學。他的研究範疇反映他學術上的廣泛興趣,以及持續促進各國瞭解中國豐富的文化傳統和現代變遷的努力。在國際層面,他以華人男性特質理論的研究而聞名。就現代文學和共產文學所寫的大量著作,一向極具影響力。

加入香港大學之前,雷教授是澳洲政府最高文化諮詢機構 ─ 澳中理事會的成員。他曾服務多個中學課程發展的諮詢組織,在西澳洲和昆士蘭促進中國研究和中文的教學。

雷教授為中國研究引入跨學科的方法。他曾就讀悉尼大學、香港中文大學和北京大學,涉獵各主要人文學科,包括文學、語言、歷史和哲學,在研究這些基礎人文學科之間的聯繫時,保持傳統視野。

他為文學院建立了跨學科研究的概括架構,為醫學人文中心的研究項目和優次訂立方向,提出把重點投放於疾病與健康的經驗比較,以及亞洲和西方在治療方面的不同做法。

雷教授帶領醫學人文中心實踐使命,幫助社會迎接人類健康面對的重大挑戰,以及在當今醫療衞生的層面促進「人性」和「人道」的一面。