HIS385Y0 The History of Hong Kong

A study of political, economic and social change in the former British colony of Hong Kong from 1842 until the present day. Due to high student demand, two sections of this course will be offered in 2017.

Exclusion: HIS385H1
Recommended preparation: HIS280Y1/JMC201Y1
BR=3.

Section L3001
HIS385Y0 – Preliminary Course Outline
Field Trips: This section includes trekking field trips in and around Hong Kong and an overnight trip to Macau. The cost of these trips is:

      • CAD$315, paid to U of T for all transportation and entrance fees, and one night accommodation in Macau.
      • Approximately CAD$20, paid on-site for driver and guide tips.

Instructor: Elfed Vaughan Roberts has taught at the University of Hong Kong for over 32 years in various departments, including the Department of Politics and Public Administration, the Department of History, and the School of Business. He has published a number of books and articles, many in the field of Hong Kong’s history and the Hong Kong business environment. He is also visiting lecturer to the University of Fudan in Shanghai and is honorary professor at the University of Mongolia. Elfed Roberts was a presenter for the Hong Kong television program A Week in Politics. For many years he has taught in the University of Toronto’s Hong Kong summer program and has consistently received very enthusiastic evaluations from students.

Section L3002
HIS385Y0 – Preliminary Course Outline
Field Trips: Students in this section will participate in a two-day trip to Macau and also visit the Hong Kong History Museum. The cost of these trips is:

      • CAD$315, paid to U of T for all transportation and entrance fees, and one night accommodation in Macau.
      • Approximately CAD$20, paid on-site for museum entrance fees and driver tips.

Instructor: John Carroll is a specialist in Hong Kong history and has published two books in this field, Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong and A Concise History of Hong Kong. He is currently teaching and conducting research at the University of Hong Kong, where he is a professor of history. Raised and educated in Hong Kong and Taiwan, Carroll received his doctorate from Harvard University and has taught at the University of Texas, the College of William and Mary, and Saint Louis University, where he received an award for teaching excellence. He has lectured widely on Hong Kong and modern Chinese history in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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