“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 art and literature, urban commons and popular culture, migration and labor, gender and sexuality, digital and media culture, and other living forms of social practice.
The programme, with a solid grounding in the interdisciplinary training, 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 reflexive cultural theories, digital humanities, Marxist or postcolonial theories, Hong Kong studies and Great China studies. They provide a challenging bilingual education to enable students to engage in analysis of culture and society, 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.