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Hong Kong Studies is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at giving students a broad-based education on Hong Kong—its society, culture, creative industries, economy, politics, history and environment. The programme combines the perspectives and curricular strengths of a variety of disciplines, including literature, art history, history, sociology, politics, economics, journalism and communications.

The goal for Hong Kong Studies is to adopt a “problem-based” approach where students engage with core issues in Hong Kong’s evolution such as the interaction between citizens/subjects and rulers (imperial, colonial, communist); the importance of symbols in creating Hong Kong identity within colonial and communist eras; Hong Kong’s global influence as a cultural and financial hub; the role of Chinese tradition in creating new meanings for modern Hong Kong; the role of Hong Kong as a transition zone for ideas, capital and people. Graduates will be prepared to enter a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors in which a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of Hong Kong is essential to success.

20150212 Hong Kong Studies Knowledge Exchange Project:
Synesthesia Hong Kong
Keywords of Theory Asia Keywords of Theory Asia 亞洲理論關鍵詞
As an intellectual joint-venture situated in-between Taiwan, Hong Kong and overseas Chinese communities, Keywords of Asia is initiated through a collaboration between Knowledge Taiwan Collective and the Hong Kong Studies Programme at the University of Hong Kong for exploring new cultural perspectives most relevant to the emerging transnationality and mutiplicity of Sinophonic cultures.

News & Events

23 March 2017 (Thursday)

HK Studies Talk: 端Talk — 本土?國際?世界公民在香港

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Venue: CPD-3.28, 3/F The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.

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