Hong Kong between Past and Present

This course seeks to enable students to study the history of Hong Kong and determine how it relates to the present situation. It focuses on political, social, and economic developments that have shaped the territory over the years, allowing students to understand the underlying reasons for the current situation. The course develops an understanding of the colonial society before, during and after World War II. At the same time, it requires students to reflect on the political transformations and the economic rise in Hong Kong over the years. To achieve this, the course discusses crucial events in mainland China and how Hong Kong was shaped by them, as well as how Hong Kong has shaped them. The course will conclude with studying how the years after 1997 until the present has been influenced by the developments before and probe the perspectives for future developments.


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