‘Read’ Hong Kong and world cities through cultural binoculars
Throughout the ages, what have Hong Kong citizens longed for? Looking at the whole world, how does each city uniquely shape its residents’ present and future lives? The Department of Cultural Studies offers two courses in the fall term of 2019/20 that shed light on different cultures and people from all walks of life.
Instructed by Prof Stephen Chan Ching-kiu, the ‘Narrating Hong Kong’ course examines the evolving community of Hong Kong through narratives, exploring history and culture and revealing what its citizens want, live for and dream about, both as individuals and as a collective.
In another course ‘City Cultures’, Prof Anjeline De Dios guides students to investigate global issues including globalisation, localisation, social exclusion, social diversity, development and regeneration. Through descriptions of the region, customs and other representations of urban life, students can develop a deeper understanding of how cities come to cultivate the very conditions for its residents’ livelihood.