The Major in Chinese and History aims to equip students with both advanced and professional knowledge as well as a wide range of analytical skills. Students will gain a broad understanding of Chinese literature, cultural heritage and history over time and across regions, while also specializing on a particular area or theme. They will learn to think critically, to conduct research with primary and secondary sources, to use appropriate methodologies, to construct sound and logical arguments as well as to write academically and skillfully.
The Chinese stream strives to provide students with a solid and comprehensive training in the Chinese language and with a good knowledge of the evolution of the language from its past to its present, enabling them to understand its special features in respect of its socio-cultural background, linguistic forms, linguistic theories and application. The training equips students with both the conceptual and linguistic skills essential for further academic work as well as for the efficient performance of professional tasks involving the use of Chinese.
The Cultural Heritage stream provides the professional training necessary to nurture high calibre cultural professionals to meet the growing manpower needs resulting from Hong Kong’s rapidly expanding management capacity in culture- and heritage-related industries, including cultural tourism, museum management, exhibition industries, commercial galleries, libraries and archives, community heritage programmes, publishing, entertainment and arts-related professions, cultural and creative industries. In addition, it educates students to become cultural professionals who are culturally literate and competent in managing and marketing culture and heritage, with extensive knowledge of Chinese cultural heritage and with particular knowledge of Hong Kong’s cultural heritage and its unique position in integrating cultures of the East and the West. Moreover, students under this stream are educated to become cultural professionals highly proficient in their English-language ability in terms of comprehension, communication and writing for the purpose of promoting one’s culture and heritage. They would demonstrate a sense of curiosity for discovering the wonders of cultural heritage and critical awareness on issues of heritage preservation and development, as well as experiential ability in handling and managing the operation of culture- and heritage-related affairs. Last but not least, the Cultural Heritage stream promotes professionalism in cultural and heritage management in support of maintaining Hong Kong’s leading role in culture- and heritage-related professions and provides expert advice on the promotion of culture and the protection and preservation of heritage in the context of Hong Kong both as part of China and as an international city.
The History stream aims to examine the cause-and-effect relationships in human affairs and address the complexity of the past in shaping the contemporary society. Although Chinese history is the primary focus of the stream, courses related to world history and public history are also offered so that students can acquire comprehensive and in-depth historical knowledge.
|Major||Chinese and History
|Degree||Bachelor of Arts
|Award Title||Bachelor of Arts in Chinese and History
|Admission code||JS1103 [JUPAS (HKDSE)]
1103 [Non-JUPAS (Direct Application)]
1357 [Senior-year Admissions]
|Maximum Period of Study||8 years (for normative 4-year degree)
6 years (for Advanced Standing I Δ)
5 years (for Advanced Standing II ΔΔ)
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Tuition Fees||Click here for details|
(Chinese Stream - CHIN)
(Cultural Heritage Stream - CUH)
(History Stream - HIST)
|Normative 4-year degree||Advanced Standing I Δ||Advanced Standing II
(Senior-year Entry) ΔΔ
|Minimum units required for graduation||120||90||66|
|Maximum units permitted||144||114||84|
Upon successful completion of this major, students should be able to:
Δ For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
ΔΔ For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted to the senior year.
Last updated: 03 July 2017