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OSPHONGK 18: Cantonese Taster Course for CUHK International Students

[This course is offered via asynchronous online mode. Students should register the course via KEEP, a CUHK eLearning platform where the course materials are uploaded.]This course is an asynchronous online course offering to CUHK international students. This taster course focuses on helping students engage in basic daily social interaction using Cantonese.CUHK # CLCC1001Enrollment is limited
Terms: Aut | Units: 1

OSPHONGK 22: China's Financial Reforms - Problems and Perspectives

This course examines the key aspects of China's institutional reform and political-economic development since the 1970s. It reviews the major policy controversies on China's system transition, based on leading research contributions from the academia, policy think tanks and international institutions. Students will gain a deeper understanding of why and how China has reformed; and to what extent China's experience may be generalized as a model for other developing countries.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

OSPHONGK 29: The Rise of China in the Global Context I: Diplomacy, Trade, and Soft Power

The "Rise of China" from the perspective of Global Governance, shedding light on its diplomatic, trade and cultural relations with others in the Global Community. Critical analysis of the transformation of Chinese foreign policies since the establishment of the People's Republic of China and the momentum behind this change of practices. Topics include: history and evolution of Chinese foreign policies; analytical framework of policy-making process in China, particularly in handling foreign and security affairs; foreign relations with both the developed and developing nations; booming economy and integration with the global economy; assessment of the rhetoric of "Peaceful Rise" and "Charm Offensive" with reference to the Confucius Institute.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-SI
Instructors: Horiuchi, T. (PI)

OSPHONGK 30: Investigating Hong Kong Through Multidisciplinary Lens

ntroduction to Hong Kong society with a particular focus on the social and cultural dynamics of contemporary Hong Kong. Some of the central questions include: What is so unique about Hong Kong? How do a Hong Kong in the past and some of the special features of the Hong Kong society contribute to a transforming China? Topics may include: (1) historical trajectory of Hong Kong; (2) identity formation: from migrants to local Hong Kong; (3) the making of Hong Kong: urban development as a case; (4) the paradise of capitalism and the Hong Kong miracle; (5) governance and politics; (6) foodways and heritage; (7) religion and folk beliefs; (8) the great transformation: Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area initiatives
Terms: Aut | Units: 2
Instructors: Wong, S. (PI)

OSPHONGK 31: Religion in Modern Society

Modernity has long been imagined as a kind of a secular space and time, empty of religion. Yet,religion is found in modern societies everywhere, often thriving and influencing politics, culture, andcivil society. The majority of Hong Kongers identify as non-religious and yet signs of religious beliefand practice abound throughout the city. Why? In this course, students will study how sociologistshave theorized and investigated religion and modernity together. We will not focus on any particularfaith, doctrine, or systems of beliefs and ritual. Instead, we will emphasize the relationship of"religion" ¿ broadly defined ¿ to other social formations, such as cultural solidarity, gender hierarchy,capitalism, state regulation, political movements, marketplace competition, and democracy. Thecourse will introduce classical and contemporary social science theories and also explore specifictopics related to religion in Chinese societies. Students will be asked to think, discuss, and write aboutbig ideas and bold arguments. Pandemic allowing, we will also do optional field trips to religious sitesin Hong Kong.CUHK course code: SOCI4209Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

OSPHONGK 33: Comparative Analysis of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Fintech in Hong Kong and Silicon Valley

Independent research and analysis of the historical, current, and future potential for high-growth entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, China and its surrounding region. How entrepreneurship in China compares to Silicon Valley and other similar innovation clusters today around the globe. Special emphasis on financial innovations such as bitcoin, blockchain, AI/ML applications in finance and insurance. Role of context with respect to entrepreneurship and innovation through direct contact with entrepreneurs, interviewing potential customers, professional investors, innovation education centers, policy makers, government officials, and any NGOs involved with entrepreneurship.
Terms: Aut | Units: 1-2

OSPHONGK 34: Chinese Legal and Justice Cultures

Course in Development
Terms: Aut | Units: 4
Instructors: Kiely, J. (PI)

OSPHONGK 36: Understanding Masculinities and Social Change

This course examines men's diverse experiences as boys/men and public discourses and practices about masculinities. It will focus on how the gendered social order influences men's actions and the way men perceive themselves, other men, women, and social situations. It will pay special attention to the exploration of the relationships between multiple dimensions of social relations and inequalities including gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation. It will address issues including but not limited to: male socialization, boyhood culture, male body images, male friendship, male sexuality and fertility, men's experiences as fathers, male aggression and violence, men's commitments to work, men's social participation, and media representations of boys and men in contemporary culture. It will also explore female masculinities and queer masculinities and to what extent they post challenges to hegemonic masculinity. Students will be introduced to the latest developments and their global networks, and to evaluate the prospects for social change in how men may think, feel, and act otherwise.CUHK course code: GDRS3007Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

OSPHONGK 37: Economics and Society

An aim of economics is to study the interaction of individuals' decisions and how marketssolve the problems of resource allocation. This course uses economics to study certainpressing problems that society faces today.Topics include pollution, global warming, economic growth, inflation, unemployment,poverty, economic fluctuations and the role of government in stabilizing the economy. Inthe process of studying these problems, students get some exposure to economics andat the same time, come to understand society more deeply.On completion of this course, students should be able to understand basic concepts usedin economics, know how the market works, apply economics to study environmentalproblems, understand the economic nature of social problems.CUHK course code: ECON1210AEnrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

OSPHONGK 39: Studies of Cities in Comparative Perspective

This course introduces students to the studies of comparative urbanism. Urban studies havestrong west-centric and modernist biases that designate specific cities as universal modelsfor city-proper status and/or as harbingers of new urban forms. Drawing on postcolonial andpoststructuralist critiques, the course aims at aiding future urbanists to explore a world ofcities beyond developmentalist perspectives and the fetishization of novelty. The studentswill instead learn to become aware of and analyze the complex and interconnectedmanifestations of urban forms and experiences across different times and places. CUHK course code: URSP2400Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4
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