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The Department of History at The University of Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic and innovative centres of historical teaching and research in Asia. Our teaching and research is known for its impact and innovation. The Department has a strong international profile and ranked in first place among history departments in Hong Kong in the last Research Excellence Assessment.


We offer a rich, balanced and varied undergraduate curriculum with a special emphasis on small group and innovative large group teaching. We maintain a vibrant intellectual environment with research seminar and graduate research seminar series, visiting fellows, and vibrant M.Phil and Ph.D graduate programmes. A key strength is our collective engagement with methodologies and approaches foregrounding international and transnational perspectives, and histories of connections between Asia and other parts of the world.


Prof. David Pomfret, Department Chairperson Department Chairperson
Prof. David Pomfret
We believe in the intrinsic value of creating knowledge of the past through research and the importance of disseminating this knowledge through publications, teaching, and engagement with our community.
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New summer course
The Second World War in Asia and the Pacific, 1931-1952 with Dr. Dave Macri
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