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Department of Cultural Studies

About-Students and faculty in the campus

We are here to create and safeguard a new Cultural Studies as an intellectual intervention beyond academia.


Founded in 1999, the Department of Cultural Studies is the forerunner of offering a BA degree in Cultural Studies in Hong Kong. Our Master of Cultural Studies Programme (MCS), launched in 2003, gives students from mixed academic and working backgrounds the opportunity to reflect on and devise alternative ways to approach their ongoing practices. Our Research Postgraduate Programmes (M.Phil. & Ph.D.) train aspiring researchers to develop in-depth inquiry into specific areas of interest.

The programmes are designed to nurture global citizens with interdisciplinary, avant-garde, critical, and reflexive knowledge in the digital age. Our alumni achieved leading positions and careers in digital media, community service, education, cultural tourism, performance and arts sectors, cultural administration, government, and business.


We promote interdisciplinary research that foregrounds new ideas and drives societal changes. Our faculty members come from different areas of expertise, focusing on topics such as commons, youth cultures, gender & sexualities, migration & ethnicities, digital and popular cultures, class & labour, arts & literature, food & environment, and creative and social innovation sectors. Geographically, we are interested in Hong Kong, inter-Asia, and global China.

Connecting cultural theories with civic engagement is the core of our values. We foster community partnerships and public outreaches through our affiliated research center, the Centre for Cultural Research and Development.

Head’s Message

I joined this department when Lingnan University turned to a new page. Embracing the advent of the informational society, let me welcome you to co-create the department and embark on new journeys in the digitalized age.

I invite you to breathe new life into Cultural Studies and join hands to grow the department as a reflexive space and an impactful intellectual hub for Hong Kong society and beyond.

PUN Ngai
Chair Professor, Head of Department

Prof. PUN Ngai 潘毅


Advisory Board on Cultural Studies

Department Board on Cultural Studies

General Enquiry

Tel: (852)2616-7491

Email: [email protected]