Prospective Students

History Courses

Application deadline for HIST2107 has been extended to 16 April 2017 (non-local students) and 5 June 2017 (local students).

Credit bearing courses with the ARTS prefix are for exchange and visiting students only, while HIST2093 and HIST2107, courses with the GCIN prefix and the Chinese as a Foreign Language courses CHIN9501, CHIN9511 and CHIN9521 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.

HIST2093 International Business History in the Twentieth Century (6 credits) - CLOSED

The course explores the history of international business in the twentieth century. It aims to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the causative factors that drove international business in the period; to offer a firm basis for more advanced work in history and international business; and to provide the factual grounding and conceptual apparatus necessary to understand the contemporary world. It will also consider the important question of the relations between the private and public sectors, and how and why this balance has changed over time. The class will examine the development of many aspects of present-day business activity, such as the emergence and global expansion of consulting, management, accountancy, corporate law, and branding. Students will examine related developments such as the emergence of business schools, their teaching and research foci, and their diffusion across the world. The course covers many geographical areas, and will contain sections which focus on East Asia, particularly case studies in Hong Kong. 

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: Session A: June 26  July 14, 2017 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.      

Programme Fee: HKD11,000

Course Description: please click here

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HIST2107 The Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, 1931-1953 (6 credits)

Fewer events in the modern history of Asia and the Pacific have been as important as transformative as the Second World War. This course will examine significant military and geopolitical issues of the era from the grand strategic level down to operations and tactics, with a field day component of battle sites at Wong Nei Chong Gap and Stanley being an essential element. But it also explores the far-reaching effects that the Second World War had on the state and society in a number of countries including China and America. It will examine how the conflict changed war from an engagement defined generally as a struggle between military forces to one that became a 'total experience' involving the mobilization of virtually all segments of society. This course will also trace the interconnectedness of war's transformation with the development of technology, concepts of morality, 'just war,' and perceptions concerning the relationship between state and society. Students will better understand how and why the war, and the barbarism that defined it, still influence relations today on many levels across Asia and the Pacific.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students from HKU and overseas universities 

Period of Teaching: Session A: June 26  July 14, 2017 (three weeks); Mon to Fri, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.      

Programme Fee: HKD11,000

Course Description: please click here

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