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Research Projects

Leung Ping-kwan’s Literary Works and Hong Kong Modernism

This project will use the main corpus of Leung’s works as examples to demonstrate how he brings these apparently disparate but actually connected topics under the umbrella of Hong Kong modernism and helps to enrich the meaning of the literary movement.


Year: 2014 - 2017

Project Leader -

Dr AU Chung To

Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

Psychological and sociocultural adaptation and experience of international students in Hong Kong

Year: 2014 - 2016

Project Leader -

Dr YU Baohua

Department of English Language Education

Capacity: PI

Amount: HKD531,750

Second Language(s) Learning Motivation and Identity Construction of Ethnic Minority Students in Hong Kong

Year: 2014 - 2016

Project Leader -

Dr GU Mingyue Michelle

Department of English Language Education

Capacity: PI

Amount: HKD368,500

Trilingual Education in Hong Kong Primary Schools: English, Cantonese and Putonghua as Medium of Instruction in Different Subjects and Implications for Language Learning

This project aims to carry out a more complete inquiry into trilingual education in Hong Kong primary schools. The research questions are: 1. What are the models of trilingual education in HK primary schools? 2. Which models are more effective in fostering trilingualism?


Year: 2014 - 2016

Project Leader -

Dr WANG Lixun

Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies

Capacity: PI

Inspirations and Challenges from Silk and Bamboo-Slip Texts: Philosophical Investigation Based on Interdisciplinary Researches (Phase 2)

This project aims to examine the method and methodology of philology and philosophy, and to search for the possibility of merging these two approaches in order to apply them to the study of newly excavated Chinese silk manuscripts and bamboo slips in light of early Chinese intellectual history.


Year: 2013 - 2016

Project Leader -

Prof CHENG Kat Hung Dennis

Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

《逸周書》與傳世、出土文獻的綜合研究

本計劃以出土文獻,例如:清華簡和兩周青銅器銘文材料,輔以《尚書》等傳世文獻,重新研究《逸周書》這部著作。透過出土文獻,例如清華簡《皇門》和《逸周書.皇門解》的校讀,嘗試還原古本的某些原貌;并由其各篇所反映的具體內容、思想和語言現象,重新研究《逸周書》各篇的著作時代。希望找到一些帶有時代標記的語言、思想、文化等標準特徵。進而重塑上古漢語前段的資料。


Year: 2013 - 2014

Project Leader -

Dr CHEUNG Lin Hong

Department of Chinese Language Studies

Revolution, Commercialism and Chineseness: The Reception and Appropriation of the Socialist Opera Films in Captialist-Colonial Hong Kong, 1954–1966

The study contends that the cultural influence of the PRC on Hong Kong was significant during the Cold War era. In addition to exploring the cultural exchange across two ideological blocs, the project also proposes a solution to the problem of reception.


Year: 2013 - 2017

Project Leader -

Dr HUI Kwok Wai

Department of Literature and Cultural Studies

Linguistic Analysis of Mid-20th Century Hong Kong Cantonese by Constructing an Annotated Spoken Corpus

In addition to providing a rich source of authentic spoken data, both quantitatively and qualitatively, for studying mid-20th century Cantonese, this proposed project will also focus on the possible mechanisms and the conditions involved in the development of Cantonese by comparing against 19th century and contemporary data.


Year: 2013 - 2016

Project Leader -

Dr CHIN Chi On Andy

Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies

Capacity: PI

A Study on Dialect Literature Movement in Post-War Hong Kong

本項目旨在研究戰後香港方言文學運動的成績,考察左派文人在港推動左翼革命文藝的文學史意義,並揭示香港作為一個殖民城市,如何制約左派文人的宣傳和寫作策略。


Year: 2014 - 2015

Project Leader -

Dr LI Yuen Mei Fanny

Department of Literature and Cultural Studies