Introduction

The Modern History Research Centre (MHRC) was established in January 2002. Profiting from the role
 of Hong Kong as an intellectual bridge between China and
 the West, many of its activities have been centered on
 cross-cultural encounters especially in nineteenth-
 and twentieth-century history. The Centre has been building
 upon research strengths of the Department of History at
 HKBU such as intellectual and cultural history, the history of
 Christianity, Hong Kong history, and Sino-foreign relations.
 While maintaining these areas of interest, the Centre is
 currently striking out in new directions such as urban history,
 transportation history, and the history of knowledge and
 science. In 2016 the Centre will launch the MHRC Colloquia
 as a new framework for bringing together local and overseas
 scholars around a series of more specialised questions.

The Centre publishes a journal (History of Christianity in Modern China).

  近代史研究中心成立於2002年1月,歷年來舉辦了多項有關十九世紀至二十世紀史學的跨文化學術交流
 活動。位處香港這個中西學術交匯的合流點,其研究領域包括近代思想史、近代文化史、中外關係、基督
 教史與香港史。近年,本中心亦積極開創新方向,如城市歷史、商業史等課題。展望未來,本中心將會於
 2016年開展第一屆近代史研究中心討論會(MHRC Colloquia),繼續為本地及海外學者提供交流平台。
 

  本中心出版的期刊有《近代中國基督教史研究集刊》。