Chinese Language and Literature (CHI) as Home Major and Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (REL) as Second Major

Students taking CHI as their Home Major are required to take all required courses (36 units) and four electives (12 units). Details are given below. In their Second Major programme, they are required to take seven required courses (21 units) and seven electives (21 units).


CHI as Home Major  
Required Courses 36 units
  CHIL2005 History of Classical Chinese Literature (Pre-Qin to the Five Dynasties) 3 units
  CHIL2006 Introduction to Literature 3 units
  CHIL2007 Modern Chinese Grammar 3 units
  CHIL2015 Study Skills and Research Methodology 3 units
  CHIL2016 Chinese Etymology 3 units
  CHIL2017 Classical Chinese 3 units
  CHIL2025 History of Classical Chinese Literature (Song to Qing Dynasties) 3 units
  CHIL2026 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature (1917–present) 3 units
  CHIL3005 Chinese Phonology 3 units
  CHIL4005 Literary Criticism 3 units
  CHIL4898 Honours Project (Research Paper/Creative Writing) 3 units
  CHIL4899 Honours Project (Research Paper/Creative Writing)  3 units
Major Elective Courses 12 units
Students must choose three courses from Group A and one course from Group B or C or D, at least two courses of which must be at 3000 or 4000 level:
  Group A
  CHIL2045 Classical Chinese  Masterpieces in English (Thought and Culture) 3 units
  CHIL4006 Chinese Bibliography 3 units
  CHIL4007 Chinese Classics—Intensive Reading and Reflection 3 units
  CHIL4015 Chinese Classics and Culture 3 units
  CHIL4016 Chinese Thought and Literature 3 units
  CHIL4017 Integrated Study of Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHIL4025 Lun Yu 3 units
  CHIL4026 Modern Views on Traditional Chinese Culture 3 units
  CHIL4027 Selected Readings from Classical Confucian Works 3 units
  CHIL4035 Selected Readings from Traditional Chinese Thinkers (Zi) 3 units
  CHIL4036 Selected Works of Western Literature in Chinese Translations (Thought and Culture) 3 units
  CHIL4037 Zhuang Zi 3 units
  CHIL4107 Masterpieces in Chinese Historiography (Thought and Culture) 3 units
  CHIL4207 Western Sinology 3 units
  Group B
  CHIL4045 Chinese Language and Culture 3 units
  CHIL4046 Chinese Rhetoric 3 units
  CHIL4047 Chinese Semantics 3 units
  CHIL4055 Practical Chinese Grammar 3 units
  CHIL4056 Selected Masterpieces in Chinese Linguistics 3 units
  CHIL4057 Special Topics in Chinese Language 3 units
  CHIL4305 Fundamentals of Chinese Dialectology 3 units
  Group C
  CHIL1005 Selected Readings in Classical Chinese Poetry 3 units
  CHIL1006 Selected Readings in Classical Chinese Prose 3 units
  CHIL2046 Classical Chinese Masterpieces in English (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL3006 Chinese Biographic Literature (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL3007 Classical Chinese Fiction 3 units
  CHIL3015 Selected Chinese Lyrics and Songs 3 units
  CHIL3016 Selected Readings in Chinese Historical Writings 3 units
  CHIL4065 Chu Ci 3 units
  CHIL4066 Classical Chinese Drama 3 units
  CHIL4067 Shi Jing 3 units
  CHIL4075 Special Topics in Chinese Critical Theory (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4076 Special Topics in Classical Chinese Fiction and Drama 3 units
  CHIL4077 Special Topics in Classical Chinese Literature 3 units
  CHIL4085 Special Topics in the History of Chinese Literature (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4086 Studies in Selected Chinese Poets and/or Lyricists 3 units
  CHIL4087 Wenxin Diaolong 3 units
  CHIL4097 Selected Works of Western Literature in Chinese Translations (Classical Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4206 Masterpieces in Chinese Historiography (Classical Literature) 3 units
  Group D
  CHIL3017 Creative Writing in Chinese 3 units
  CHIL3025 Cross-cultural Dialogue: Hong Kong Literature and the World 3 units
  CHIL3026 Modern Chinese Fiction Writing 3 units
  CHIL3027 Modern Chinese Prose Writing 3 units
  CHIL3057 Chinese Biographic Literature (Modern Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4095 Single Chinese Author Forum (Modern and Contemporary Writer) 3 units
  CHIL4096 Special Topics in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature 3 units
  CHIL4105 Special Topics in Chinese Critical Theory (Modern Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4106 Special Topics in the History of Chinese Literature (Modern Literature) 3 units
  CHIL4205 Selected Works of Western Literature in Chinese Translations (Modern Literature) 3 units


REL as Second Major  
Required Courses 21 units
  RELI1005 Quest For Truth and Meaning  3 units
  RELI2006 Introduction to Christianity and Civilizations 3 units
  RELI2007 Problems of Philosophy  3 units
  RELI2015 Approaches to the Study of Religion  3 units
  RELI2027 Introduction to Chinese Philosophy and Religion  3 units
  RELI2035 Introduction to Ethics  3 units
  RELI2036 Social Scientific Study of Religion  3 units
Major Elective Courses 21 units
Students must choose one course of each from three of the four study areas (9 units) and then take any four courses (12 units) from the four study areas:
  Study Area A: Philosophical Studies
  RELI3006 Major Streams in Chinese Philosophy 3 units
  RELI3007 Philosophy, Meaning and Knowledge  3 units
  RELI3027 Existentialism and Nihilism  3 units
  RELI3056 Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness, and Personal Identity  3 units
  RELI3065 History of Modern Western Philosophy 3 units
  RELI3087 Metaphysics: Quest for Reality  3 units
  RELI3095 Logic and Philosophy of Logic  3 units
  RELI3096 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy  3 units
  RELI4005 Philosophy of Religion  3 units
  RELI4016 Selected Topics/Readings in Philosophical Studies  3 units
  RELI4047 Mind in Chinese Buddhist Philosophy 3 units
  RELI4076 Great Plays and Philosophy 3 units
  Study Area B: Christian Studies and Comparative Religion
  RELI3005 Daoist Religion  3 units
  RELI3017 A Survey of Jewish and Christian Scriptures  3 units
  RELI3026 Christianity, Humanism and the Contemporary World  3 units
  RELI3037 Christian Spirituality 3 units
  RELI3047 Islam 3 units 
  RELI3127 History of Christian Thought 3 units
  RELI3135 Buddhism  3 units
  RELI3136 Religious Rituals and Practices in Hong Kong  3 units
  RELI4025 Christianity and Chinese Culture  3 units
  RELI4027 Selected Topics/Readings in Christian Studies or Comparative Religion  3 units
  RELI4035 Comparative Religious Themes  3 units
  Study Area C: Interdisciplinary Study of Religion
  RELI3075 Religion and Animal  3 units
  RELI3077 Religion and Social Movements  3 units
  RELI3086 Religion, Violence and Peace  3 units
  RELI3097 Psychology and Religion  3 units
  RELI3105 Anthropology and Religion  3 units
  RELI3106 Religion and Modern Chinese Societies 3 units
  RELI4015 Mysticism and Religious Experience  3 units
  RELI4036 Religion and Ideology  3 units
  RELI4037 Sociology of Religion and Modern Society  3 units
  RELI4046 Selected Topics/Readings in Religious Studies  3 units
  RELI4065 Dialogue between Religion and Modern Science 3 units
  Study Area D: Ethics and Society
  RELI3016 Philosophy, Morality and Society  3 units
  RELI3045 Contemporary Ethical Problems: Hong Kong and Beyond  3 units
  RELI3107 Chinese Moral and Political Philosophy  3 units
  RELI3115 Theological Ethics 3 units
  RELI3116 Islamic Values and Contemporary Society  3 units
  RELI3117 Service Leadership and Meaning of Life and Death  3 units
  RELI3125 Social Justice, Liberalism and Economic Equality  3 units
  RELI3126 Theology, Liberalism and Sex in Chinese Societies 3 units
  RELI4066 Ethics of Human Rights: Theories and Controversies 3 units
  RELI4067 Environmental Ethics  3 units
  RELI4075 Selected Topics/Readings in Ethics  3 units

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