The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Department of History

History as a category of human learning is one of the oldest subjects taught and learned in school. As a key to understanding human nature, the study of history distinguishes itself from other disciplines by its widespread subject matter, ranging from politics to warfare, from economics to morals. It is worth studying in its own right for what it contributes to self and societal identification and as an antidote to cultural ethnocentrism. It is also foundational to virtually every other discipline in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

歷史教育是「博雅教育」不能缺少的一環。嶺南大學歷史系提供非常廣泛的歷史課程,地域分類上包括香港史、中國史、亞洲史及西方史。我們同時強調以跨學科的角度研習歷史,這方面的科目包括環境史、現代革命與音樂、中國民族史、動物史及公眾史等。我們期待藉著「通古今、貫中西」的歷史研習,歷史系同學能夠俱備廣闊的文化視野,並能理解及盡可能客觀地分析不同文化的成因及變化過程,因而得以洞察及包容世界各地以至香港本土的文化差異。