GE2404 - Asian Literature in English

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
  • Grade D in HKAL Use of English or
  • Grade 4 in HKDSE or
  • Successful completion of English Academic Proficiency Courses (EL0220, EL0222, EL0223 and EL0225 - 6 credits) or English for Academic Purposes (EL0200 - 6 credits) or 
  • English for Academic Purposes 2 (EL0200B – 3 credits) or
  • Grade B or above in English for Academic Purposes 1 (EL0200A – 3 credits)
Exclusive Courses:
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

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

This course will expand student’s awareness of contemporary literature written in English by Asian and Asian diasporic writers. Focusing on fiction, poetry, and films, the students will engage transnational and transcultural themes and topics, as well as issues related to creative and innovative forms of literary English. By readings and discussions of creative and critical texts, students will consider aspects of various Asian experiences and questions surrounding multiculturalism, colonialism and postcolonialism, immigration, varieties of English. Students will critically and creatively engage these texts in relation to their own disciplines and interests, with particular emphasis on connections with Hong Kong.

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

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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