Welcome to the History Department!



Welcome to the Department of History. We are one of the most dynamic and innovative centres of historical teaching and research in Asia. Ranked 1st among history departments in Hong Kong in the University Grants Committee's Research Assessment Exercise, our staff members and their research and teaching interests reflect the exciting dynamics that make Hong Kong unique.

Our areas of specialist research are diverse, and span a variety of fields. We have concentrations of expertise in European, Asian, American and Russian history as well as in thematic histories with an inter-disciplinary orientation such as health and medicine, childhood and youth, social and cultural history, gender, heritage and urban history.

A key strength, and one distinguishing us from other History departments 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. These give our department its quite distinctive identity.


Prof. David Pomfret
Department Chairperson

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1063, 10/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Phone: 852-3917 2874 Email: history@hkucc.hku.hk