Faculty of Social Sciences
China Studies (Social Sciences stream)
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://www.socsc.hku.hk/fw/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/BSocSc_2022-23.pdf [Pls see p.12] https://www.socsc.hku.hk/fw/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/CSleaflet_2022-23.pdf
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 96 36
What is it about? This programme aims to:
- provide students with solid general knowledge of historical and social change and development in China, particularly in the areas of history, culture, politics, social development, urban and regional development, and emerging social and economic issues in the context of historical and ongoing transformation.
- enhance students' ability to exercise critical judgment on humanities and social science subjects and current issues concerning China's development.
- provide students with the opportunity of developing a grounded understanding of historical and social change and development in China through experiential learning activities (e.g. international exchange, fieldwork and internship).
- equip students with the basic theoretical and methodological training that would enable them to pursue further study at the postgraduate level on China Studies and/or Asian Studies or research related careers.
- enhance students' awareness of social issues and problems in China and prepare them for advocacy of improving the human condition in China.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute Faculty of Social Sciences

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
SINO1003, SINO2003 and two 6-credit introductory courses from the Faculty of Social Sciences, SINO3002 the final capstone project

SINO1003 and SINO2003
Career opportunities The China Major/Minor helps students for any job/career which needs China background and information, or dealing with China, including government agencies (e.g. foreign affairs department, departments working on inter-governmental relations and cooperation), news agencies, business, international organizations, NGOs, etc.
Further information https://www.socsc.hku.hk/fw/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/BSocSc_2022-23.pdf (p. 10 - 20)
Contact Dr. Zhu Jiangnan
T: 3917 2278
E: zhujn@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.