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Current Research Areas in Arts

Chinese

  • Chinese language, linguistics and stylistics
  • Classical Chinese literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Literary theory
  • Literature and cinema
  • Modern and contemporary literature in Chinese
    (from Chinese Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan)
  • Teaching of creative writing and media writing

Cultural Studies:

  • Chinese opera and performance studies
  • Culture, commodity and globalisation
  • Cultural criticism and theory
  • Cultural economies and the creative industries
  • Cultural policy and institution
  • Education and cultural studies
  • Ethnic minorities and diasporic identities
  • Film and media studies
  • Gender and cultural studies
  • Hong Kong culture
  • Identity and cultural memory
  • Peace studies and everyday life
  • Postcolonial studies

English:

  • Applied linguistics
  • Children's literature
  • Contemporary fiction, drama and poetry
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • English as an international language
  • English language teaching
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Global literatures in English
  • Literature in adaptation
  • Literary criticism and theory
  • Literatures of the Asian diaspora
  • Postcolonial theory and fiction
  • The graphic novel and other visual literature
  • Transnational literature

History:

  • American history
  • Anglo-American history
  • Atlantic history
  • Ethnohistory of China
  • Environmental history
  • History of Intra-Asian interactions
  • History of technology
  • Hong Kong history
  • Human-rights history
  • Inner Asian history
  • Media history
  • Middle period Chinese history: political, social, cultural
  • Modern Chinese history: social, political, intellectual
  • Modern European history: political, cultural, colonial
  • Modern Vietnamese history
  • Pacific history
  • Russian and Soviet history

Philosophy:

  • Aesthetics
  • Chinese intellectual history
  • Confucianism
  • Daoism
  • Epistemology
  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Personal identity
  • Philosophical logic
  • Philosophy of literature
  • Philosophy of psychology
  • Philosophy of science
  • Social philosophy

Translation:

  • Comparative literature and cultural studies
  • Interpreting
  • Language studies for translation
  • Literary translation
  • Theatre and translation
  • Translation and genre studies
  • Translation, popular culture, and the media
  • Translation theory and criticism

Visual Studies:

  • Chinese art
  • Environmental and everyday aesthetics
  • Film studies
  • Museum studies
  • New media
  • Western art
For research interests of individual staff members, please refer to the website of individual departments which can be accessed via https://www.ln.edu.hk/faculties-and-units/faculties-and-departments.