Firmly rooted in Hong Kong, a city with a rich history of intercultural encounters, the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at EdUHK pursues regional leadership in literary, cultural, and historical studies. Through strong commitment to the research activities of its staff, to interdisciplinary engagements, and to intercultural and international exchange, the Department aspires to become a prominent site of quality higher education and academic excellence.
The Department of Literature and Cultural Studies:
- Advances knowledge of traditional Chinese literature and culture, modern and contemporary Sinophone literature and culture, Anglophone literature and culture, and the histories of Hong Kong, China and the world.
- Provides research-driven course offerings related to literature, culture, and history at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and maintains excellent learning and teaching through reflective practice and attention to developments in tertiary humanities pedagogy.
- Transfers its knowledge in response to local, regional, and global demand for aesthetic experience, personal growth, historical perspective, and critical thinking.
- Serves the community by nurturing highly-trained and capable students, by engaging with the school system, and by working in tandem with local partners and international collaborators.