China and Japan since the 19th Century

Programme Code: HIST2184

Faculty of: Arts

Targeted Students: HKU Undergraduate, HKU Postgraduate, Non HKU Undergraduate, Non HKU Postgraduate

Area of Interest: Arts

Credits: 6

Programme Period: July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021

Programme Fee: HKD 16,400

Early Bird Discount (Deadline : April 30, 2021)
– 5% discount on programme fee

Partnership Discount*:
– 10% discount on programme fee (HKU Exchange Partners’ students)
*This discount is not in conjunction with other discounts

Deadline for Application: May 31, 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.

For HKU students, please visit here for the application procedures.

Course Description:

This course examines the history of Sino-Japanese relations from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It studies how political, economic, and cultural relations between the two countries have evolved through multiple stages of conflict and cooperation. Throughout the course students will be introduced to the following major themes: economic development and modernisation in East Asia, colonialism and imperialism, Japanese and Chinese nationalism, cross-cultural fertilizations within the Sinosphere, and the relation between war, memory, and national identity.

Course Outline:


Programme Schedule:

Monday – Friday 09:30 – 12:30

Programme Link:—humanities/undergraduate-level/undergraduate-programmes-session-c

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.