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 2019.

Exclusion: HIS385H1
Recommended preparation: HIS280Y1/JMC201Y1
BR=3
Note: Can be counted toward programs in Contemporary Asian Studies at the University of Toronto.

Section L3001
HIS385Y0 L3001 – 2019 course outline
Field Trips: Students will participate in a day trip to Macau, visits to the Hong Kong Museum of History and scavenger hunts in Tsim Sha Tsui and the HKU campus. The cost of these trips is:

  • CAD$225, paid to U of T for all transportation, guides and entrance fees in Macau.
  • Approximately CAD$25, paid on-site for driver, guide tips and local public transportation.

Instructor: Vivian Kong is a historian of colonial and urban idenHHes, specializing in interwar Hong Kong. Her research focuses on how mulHethnic interacHons, colonialism, and transnaHonal networks affected the ways cosmopolitan elites idenHfied themselves. Prior to her PhD study at the University of Bristol, Vivian completed her BA and MPhil degrees at the University of Hong Kong. She has published and taught on the histories of colonial Hong Kong and twentieth-century China.

Section L3002
HIS385Y0 L3002- 2019 course outline
Field Trips: Students will participate in a day trip to Macau, visits to the Hong Kong Museum of History and scavenger hunts in Tsim Sha Tsui and the HKU campus. The cost of these trips is:

  • CAD$225, paid to U of T for all transportation, guides and entrance fees in Macau.
  • Approximately CAD$25, paid on-site for driver, guide tips and local public transportation.

Instructor: Dr. Carol Tsang completed her BA and MPhil degrees in the Department of History at the University of Hong Kong, and earned her PhD from the department in 2011 with her thesis on women’s medicine and women’s diseases in colonial Hong Kong. She teaches in the department and the Common Core Curriculum. Carol is a historian of modern Hong Kong who has published on women’s health and history education. She is currently completing her manuscript, Better Babies, which explores a wide range of discourses about reproduction that the government, elites, obstetricians, and journalists produced and circulated in the twentieth century.

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