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HIST5539 Special Topics in Comparative History (Urban Studies): A Tale of Three Cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore

Semester 1 (2023-2024)

Lecture TimeWednesday, 18:30 - 20:15

VenueRoom 402, Yasumoto International Academic Park (YIA 402)


Lecturer LEUNG Yuen Sang (

Teaching Assistant SIU Kam Wah (

  1. 引言:三城記的開辦歷史及課程設計
  2. 三城史學史
  3. 近代城市的開端:開埠的歷史
  4. 西方殖民主義與帝國主義對三城行政制度的影響
  5. 移民城市:三城的人口結構
  6. 買辦之城:三城的商業發展
  7. 文化混雜:三城的變異文化(Creolised Culture)
  8. 社會建設:同濟,東華,仁濟
  9. 教會寺廟:基督教和佛教
  10. 中西教育:三城的名校
  11. 重要人物I:李登輝,林文慶,何啓
  12. 重要人物II:李平書,周壽臣,李光耀
  13. 結論
Assessment & Assignments

出席堂課及參與     10%

小組討論和書評     40%


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