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UGEC2944 The Peoples of Hong Kong in History


Lecture: Fridays 02:30 p.m. - 04:15 p.m.


Miss CHEUNG Ching Man

Medium of Instruction


Course Description

Being one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the World, Hong Kong encompasses people of different racial, ethnic and social backgrounds, that attributes to Hong Kong’s hybridity and diversity. This course introduces students to the history of Hong Kong by looking closely at the many varied peoples in Hong Kong. Hong Kong, the gateway to China and a former British colony with dominant Chinese population, how the life, experience and identity of different races, ethnicities and classes differs? What roles did they play in the rise of Hong Kong from a fishing village to a global hub for opportunity? How did their different stories together turn Hong Kong into a cultural melting pot? This course is relevant to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the area of SDG#8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG#10 Reducing Inequalities and SDG#11 Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Learning Outcome

  • Have a better understanding of the history of Hong Kong and the history of different communities in the city.
  • Recognize and critically analyze how and why various contexts affecting ethnic relations and social identities.
  • Identify and examine the roles and contributions of different communities in the evolution of Hong Kong’s society and the development of Hong Kong’s economy (SDG#8 Decent Work and Economic Growth).
  • Appreciate Hong Kong’s social diversity and cosmopolitanism, and develop empathy to the culture of different communities (SDG#11 Sustainable Cities and Communities).
  • Evaluate and reflect on how to promote social equality and inclusion in Hong Kong (SDG#10 Reducing Inequalities).


2 -credits

Sustainable Development Goals

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