“Culture” refers to the ideas we have and the values we hold, as well as the common way of life we share. As a new discipline, Cultural Studies includes the analysis of a wide range of works including literature, film, art, popular culture, commodity and media culture, and other living forms of social practice.
The programme, with a solid grounding in the humanities, is designed to produce citizens with cross-disciplinary knowledge and equip our students with critical and practical knowledge. Faculty members have diverse interests and areas of expertise, covering cultural theories, film and media studies, digital humanities and literacy, performance theories, and Hong Kong studies. They provide a challenging bilingual education to enable students to engage in analysis of culture, to be aware of the complex interplay between the self, society and history, to be sensitive to the diversity of perspectives, and to open themselves intellectually to the changing conditions of life in the contemporary world. Students acquire skills in critical writing, analysis and judgment, and a capacity for cultural engagement, planning and management. They also explore how Western cultural theories may be interpreted and manifested in Hong Kong in particular and China in general.