Culture and Everyday Life in Modern China (1840-1949)

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GCHC1015 HIST (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

GCHC1015 aims to provide an overview of social and cultural development in China from the 1840s to the 1940s, attempting to look at the changes and continuity in arts, music, fashion, food, travel, architecture, education as well as other everyday life’s practices in a time when Western culture exerted a growing influence on the Chinese people. While paying particular attention to Chinese people’s unique ways to respond to the inflow of Western values and lifestyle, this course also throws light on the gradual transformation of Chinese culture when traditions met modernity.

What do the students say about this course?

……之所以喜歡這門課,很大程度上是因為這門課的老師——周佳榮教授。教授博學多才,用他畢生的經驗給我們傳授知識,不單是學術方面,還有做人方面……他繪聲繪色地講歷史故事,從古代穿插到近代,從中國介紹到日本,博古通今,也有香港的故事。 學習這門課程,你不需要精通歷史,不需要死記硬背,你需要的是一顆善學的心和一雙善於聆聽的耳朵……

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.