Faculty of Arts
China Studies (Arts stream)
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://chinast.hku.hk/programme.html https://chinast.hku.hk/programme.html
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? The China Studies Programme addresses the growing interest in the academic study of Greater China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong/Macau) from a multi-disciplinary approach that includes methodologies from fields in both the humanities and social sciences. Given China’s place in the world today an intensive study of the country and its peoples that focuses on its history, language, culture, politics, economics and society is crucial. As they prepare for their future careers, students will benefit from thorough knowledge of historical and social change and development in China informed by rigorous empirical research in the humanities and social sciences. In addition to rigorous training in China studies, the programme also allows students to pursue a possible second major with a better understanding of China as an empirical case subject, and to develop their interest and to enhance their academic ability in area studies.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
Three introductory courses from any Arts programmes totaling 18 credits


For details, please check with SMLC.
Career opportunities For further information, please check with SMLC, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information http://www.chinast.hku.hk/
Contact T: 3917 2000
E: smlc@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.