Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong Studies
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://www.chinese.hku.hk/en/undergraduate/handbook/ https://www.chinese.hku.hk/en/undergraduate/handbook/
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? 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.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute School of Chinese


Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
Pre-requisite course: HKGS1001 (6 credits)
Two introductory courses from any Arts programmes totaling 12 credits
Two core courses (6 credits each):
HKGS2001/2002/2015
Interdisciplinary elective courses totaling 36 credits
Capstone: HKGS3001 (6 credits)
Total credits required: 72

Minor:
Pre-requisite course: HKGS1001 (6 credits)
Two core courses (6 credits each):
HKGS2001/2002/2015
Interdisciplinary elective courses totaling 18 credits
Total credits required: 36
Career opportunities 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.
For further information, please check with School of Chinese, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information https://www.chinese.hku.hk/en/undergraduate/handbook/
Contact T: 3917 1199
E: chinese@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.