CAH5731 - Special Topics in Hong Kong Literature and Culture

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Department of Chinese and History
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Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

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

Hong Kong is branded as a multicultural city. Mixing of Chinese heritage and western influences is the main feature of Hong Kong culture. The portrayals of Hong Kong are varied in sources from different periods. The course aims at providing students with a comprehensive study of selected topics in Hong Kong literature from the early 20th century to the present. It also helps students appreciate and analyze some important masterpieces in literature, which will provide a basic overview of the historical, social, and cultural developments of Hong Kong. Upon completion of the course, students can recognize the Hong Kong’s images in various literary sources; obtain knowledge of Hong Kong's social changes, culture and values from a multicultural perspective; and explore the uniqueness of Hong Kong's culture.

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Continuous Assessment: 100%
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