The Body

Programme Code: BD2021

Faculty of: Arts

Level-of-study: S3-S6

Area of Interest: Arts

Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 16, 2021

Programme Fee: HKD 3,600

Deadline for Application: June 28, 2021

Online Application: APPLY NOW


The application procedure of this programme is separated from HKUSI application system. You will be required to apply and pay all fees separately. For more information, please visit the programme link.

Course Description:

How do bodies matter? This five-day course will provide students an introduction to social and cultural conceptions of the body. We will explore the ways the body intersects with identity, politics, economy, and everyday life. Throughout this course, we will push the limits of what we think we know about our own bodies, using the readings and course materials to continuously reflect back on how we understand our own bodies and what potentialities we can create and embody. In thinking about the body, questions and paradoxes we will address include: is there a pre-social body? What is the relationship between biology, culture, and the body? How does inscription and embodiment take place? How is the body a site of power? In what ways can we embodied beings resist and move?

Course Outline:


Programme Schedule:

Monday – Friday 14:30 – 17:30

Programme Link:—humanities/high-school-level/programmes-high-school

For enquires, please contact Faculty of Arts General Office:
Phone:  +852 3917 8977


• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.