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Humanities Programme

Hong Kong Baptist University

Founded in 1990, the Humanities Programme at Hong Kong Baptist University is the first undergraduate program in Hong Kong dedicated to offering a broad liberal arts education. Apart from training students to think critically and creatively, and to write logically and speak confidently, the Humanities Programme also nurtures students’ ability to solve problems, to sympathize with others, and to appreciate life, qualities which are indeed essential for making a successful career as well as living a full meaningful life.

Rooted in the context of 21st-century Hong Kong, the Humanities Programme remains committed to three key principles:

  1. Interdisciplinarity: All Humanities Programme core courses draw on diverse disciplines.  These include art criticism, language, literature, history, philosophy, cultural studies, and media studies.
  2. Bilingual Teaching and Learning: Students read, write, and speak in Chinese as well as English, developing their skills in both languages.  By doing so, students learn to respond to Hong Kong’s specific linguistic environment, as well as engaging with more global questions.
  3. Cross-culturalism: Our courses examine issues of culture, values, diversity, difference, and cosmopolitanism.

The Humanities Programme seeks to encourage students to reflect on social and cultural issues from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective; to provide a rigorous and relevant curriculum to develop students’ language proficiency; to equip students with reasoning and analytical skills; to enhance student’s ability to present lucid arguments and make independent judgments; to stimulate students’ initiatives in independent learning; to produce graduates of distinction committed to life-long learning; and to create an open environment that facilitates and encourages vigorous academic discussion between teachers and students.


Contact Information
Kwai-Cheung Lo, Professor

Hong Kong Baptist University
Department of Humanities and Creative Writing
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Asia and the Pacific Rim
East Asia

Academic Program


Year Established

Fellowships and Potential Scholarly Affiliations
Humanities Programme Fellowships