Our division houses six programmes belonging to three general categories of traditional learning: language/literature, communication, and sociology/social work.  These areas of expertise, which used to be compartmentalized in terms of perception and pedagogy, have increasingly tended to cross boundaries to interact with each other within the division as well as with the programmes outside of the division.  Staff and students of our division have been cultivating a consciousness of reaching out to other areas of expertise than their own, to respond to new trends such as social management, digital media, etc.  With this burgeoning consciousness which echoes the whole person education objective of UIC, we strive to nurture well rounded future leaders who can relate themselves to as many facets of the world as we have tried to prepare them.  I hope you share the same vision and enthusiasm with us.  Welcome to UIC.


Prof. Chen Zhi

Prof. Chen is an internationally acclaimed scholar and researcher in Chinese Studies. His diversified interests in Chinese Studies include classical studies and early Chinese culture and history, historical writings, traditional Chinese poetry, excavated documents and paleography: bronze inscriptions and bamboo and silk writings, and intellectual history of the Ming and Qing dynasty.  

In addition to his remarkable scholarship, Prof. Chen is also an experienced university administrator. Apart from being the Head of Department of Chinese in HKBU between 2010 and 2013, Prof. Chen was Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts between 2015 and 2017, held the Associate Directorship of Institute of Creativity between 2011 and 2017 as well as the Directorship of Mr. Simon Suen and Mrs. Mary Suen Sino-Human Institute between 2011 and 2014. Between 2012 and 2014, Prof. Chen was appointed Acting Director of Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology and became the Director from 2014 to present.

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