China Studies HKU School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU

China Studies Field Trip to Heilongjiang
28 May to 4 June 2018

20 students and 3 trip leaders journeyed to Northeast China for the first China Studies-Arts Stream programme trip. The group spent two days in Harbin participating in a special short course on historical and current characteristics of Heilongjiang province at Heilongjiang University and touring both world-famous landmarks and places of everyday importance to Harbin residents. Then the group conducted fieldwork in farming communities outside of Harbin and traveled by train to the Sino-Russian border to visit Heihe University and the Xinsheng Orochen Ethnic Village. Trip participants gained personal experiences of both rural and urban life in Northeast China and learned how to study unfamiliar places and people through both arranged interactions and extemporaneous encounters.

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Programme Description
China Studies is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at giving students a broad-based education on modern China - its language, culture, history, society, economy, governance, environment, and people. The programme combines the perspectives and curricular strengths of a variety of disciplines, including literature, linguistics, art history, history, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology, geography, politics, economics, journalism and communications. Graduates will be prepared to enter a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors in which a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of China is essential to success.

China Studies is ideal for students whose interest in China crosses over disciplinary divides, as well as for international students who would like to learn the Chinese language and pursue a major or minor in China studies. It is also an ideal second major for those pursuing degrees in law, medicine, education, business, journalism, and social work.

Programme Level
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to:
Programme Level Learning Outcome 1
critically evaluate social science concepts and theories concerning social, economic, cultural and political development in contemporary China. critically evaluate humanities and social science concepts and theories concerning historical, cultural, social, economic, and political development in China.acquire and master theories, concepts, and analytical frameworks from various humanities and social sciences disciplines that will enhance intellectual and emotional competence in academic, professional, and personal endeavors.
Programme Level Learning Outcome 2
apply concepts and theories used in the humanities and social sciences to analyze historical, social, economic, cultural and political development in China.
Programme Level Learning Outcome 3
reflect critically on learning through participation in projects, including China-based exchanges.
Programme Level Learning Outcome 4
work with fellow students in group projects so that students can develop their collaboration and communication skills.become accustomed to and adept at collaborating and communicating with others, as well as taking collective responsibility for the process and outcomes of joint endeavors.
Programme Level Learning Outcome 5
Cultivate awareness and interest in of historical and social issues and problems in China and become leaders prepared to assume leadership in advocating reform.

For more details, contact Programme Director: Dr. Loretta Kim (

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