CAH4527 - Urbanicity and Heritage

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Chinese and History
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Equivalent Course(s)

CTL4527 Urbanicity and Heritage

Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims at raising students’ awareness and their critical understanding of the intricate relationship between the city and heritage, through looking at the city as a cultural site of heritage in postmodernity. The course covers the following themes: the relation between heritage and urbanicity as part of our cultural history, what our city is like in postmodernity, and how our cultural heritage is reflected and represented in our city. Different features of the contemporary culture and the significance of cultural heritage will be explored through a scrutiny of how the city is constructed and represented in architecture, literature and films in the modern and postmodern age.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 70%
Examination: 30%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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