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Dr. MORAR, Florin-Stefan  (孟瀚良)

Assistant Professor

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Office: YEUNG-B7710
Phone: (852) 3442 7586
Fax: (852) 3442 0359
Email: sfmorar@cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

Teaching Interests

Last updated: 07 August 2019

Dr. Morar joined the City University of Hong Kong in 2019. He graduated from Harvard University in the same year with a Ph.D. in History of Science and an A.M. in the Regional Studies of East Asia. Dr. Morar has broad linguistic training with working knowledge and philological competence in a number of European and East Asian Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Latin, Manchu, and Chinese. He uses these linguistics abilities to research the relations and cross-cultural exchanges between China and the West in the past and the present. Dr. Morar has published on the history of translation of scientific and technological knowledge. Currently, he is working on a monograph on the translation of cartographic knowledge between China and the West in the age of first contacts, and a new project on Chinese as a language of science. He is also developing a far-reaching digital humanities project on the transmission of Chinese book and material culture in the West.

Selected Publications (in recent 6 years)

Journal Articles

“Relocating the Qing in the Global History of Science: The Manchu Translation of the 1603 World Map of Matteo Ricci and Li Yingshi,”, in Isis: Journal of the History of Science, 109:4, 2018, 679-694.

“China’s Great West: Matteo Ricci’s World Map and the Quandaries of European Identity in the Late Ming Dynasty,” in Journal of Jesuit Studies, 6 (2019), 14-30.

“Reinventing Machines: The Transmission History of the Leibniz Calculator,” The British Journal for the History of Science,vol. 48, 1, 2015 (doi:10.1017/ S0007087414000429).

Book Chapters

“Historicism” in: The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory, Wiley & Blackwell, 2018.

“Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius,” “Semitecolo's telescope,” “The Pantograph” and “Machina Coelestis” in: Paper worlds, Printing knowledge in Early Modern Europe, Harvard Collection of Scientific Instruments, 2010.

Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Postal address: City University of Hong Kong B7704, 7/F, Blue Zone, Lift 3, Academic 1 83, Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon HK
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