Prospective Students

History Courses

Non HKU students application deadline:

Non-local students (student visa needed): 

  • Courses starting on June 24 (Session A): April 10, 2019
  • Courses starting on July 2 (Session B): April 16, 2019
  • Courses starting on July 15 (Session C): April 24, 2019
  • Courses starting on July 29 (Session D): May 1, 2019

Local students (not needing student visa) 31 May 2019 

*For HKU students, please follow the summer semester add/drop period. 

Credit bearing courses with the ARTS prefix are for exchange and visiting students only, while History courses, Philosophy courses, Music courses, Fine arts courses, Linguistics courses and courses with the GCIN prefix are for all undergraduate students, including eligible HKU students. Fee exemption/reduction applies for HKU students and students under formal HKU exchange agreements. 

Please, note that no add/drop will be permitted after the commencement of the summer courses.

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HIST2018   /    HIST2169

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HIST2018 Foreign Relations of China since 1949 (6 credits)

This course studies developments in China’s foreign relations after 1949, with reference to historical influences, ideological premises, and practical political, strategic, and economic considerations. Special attention is given to the interaction between theory and practice in China’s foreign relations, the evolution of the impact of China’s foreign policy on international politics and vice versa, and the assessment of major paradigms.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 15  July 26, 2019 (two weeks); Mon to Fri, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.      

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here

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HIST2169 History of Love in Modern China (6 credits)

This course will examine how the concept of ‘ai’ 愛 (love) as an affective concept made its way into the Chinese vocabulary, how it gained popularity at specific junctures in modern Chinese history, and the ways in which it has been adapted as a marker of modernity and a political discourse in Republican (1911-1949) and Communist China (1949- ) in distinct ways. By looking into the different adaptations and usages of love by China’s political leaders in modern times in their speeches, statements, arts and propaganda and the historical evolution of ‘first-couple politics’, this course will study the versatile nature of love as a critical mechanism within modern Chinese politics. Understanding discursive appropriations of love in this way, offers a fresh perspective into the meaning—and most importantly, the politics—of love in modern China, and yields comparative perspectives on the history of love in other parts of the world.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: July 15  July 26, 2019 (two weeks); Mon to Fri, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.      

Programme Fee: HKD14,000

Course Description: please click here

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