Brown +1: CUHK's Master of Arts in Comparative and Public History

UHK's MA in Comparative and Public History program aims to help students:

  • appreciate Hong Kong's people and culture;
  • learn more about modern China, particularly in the context of China's development as a rising world power;
  • understand the challenges and opportunities relating to globalization;
  • view Chinese history through a global lens, and likewise understand global events from a Chinese perspective; and
  • apply historical knowledge to contemporary issues.

MA in Comparative and Public History students complete 8 courses (24 units) to graduate.

Course Exemption

Brown students who have studied on exchange at CUHK and enroll in the MA in Comparative and Public History program after graduation may be exempted from a maximum of two 3-unit HIST5000-level postgraduate courses if taken while on exchange at CUHK. 

For the academic year 2011/12, the following HIST5000-level courses are offered (required courses are not included):

Course #
Course Title
HIST5507B
Special Topics in Public History: The Victorian City: Comprehending Social Developments in British and Colonial Society in the 19th Century
HIST5507B Special Topics in Public History: The Victorian City: Comprehending Social Developments in British and Colonial Society in the 19th Century
HIST5518A Special Topics in Public History (Contemporary China): The Hu Jintao-Wen Jiabao Administration (2002-2012)
HIST5534A Special Topics in Comparative History (China and the West): China and the West (1500-1900)
HIST5538A Special Topics in Comparative History (Asia): China-Japan Relations from 1949 to Present
HIST5539A Special Topics in Comparative History (Urban Studies): Patterns in Urban History and Development
HIST5563 History of Modern Japan Since Meiji
HIST5564 Cross-Strait Relations in International and Historical Perspectives

Course Requirements

Required Courses

  • HIST 5011: Perspectives in Comparative and Public History
  • At least 3 units to be chosen from "Special Topics in Public History" or "Special Topics in Comparative History"

Elective Courses

  • Any 18 units of courses apart from the two required courses shown above.