The courses of the Department attempt to provide students with a basic knowledge of sociological andanthropological concepts theories, and methods, applying these to the empirical study of topics which have some relevance to contemporary Hong Kong. Thus in addition to basic courses in theory and methods, regionally there are courses on Hong Kong itself, China and other Asian societies and topically there are courses on a wide range of sub-fields within sociology.





British Airways’ HK80 Heritage Exhibition at MC³@702 Creative Space

The Department of Sociology has worked with British Airways to launch a one of a kind heritage exhibition at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) to showcase its 80 years of history of flying to Hong Kong. From 6 May until 30 June, the public in Hong Kong are invited to visit British Airways’ HK80 Heritage Exhibition for free, and to stand a chance to win two return tickets to London on British Airways’ award-winning Club World business class.

About the Exhibition
Exhibition Period: 6 May 2016- 30 June 2016
Location: MC³@702 Creative Space, 7/F of the Jockey Club Tower, HKU
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-18:00, Saturday 11:00-18:00, closed on Sunday and open on 14 May and 9 June
Admission: Free
Guided Tours: 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 on 6 May

For more information on the exhibition and the competition, please visit

Social Change of the Longue Duree: A Theory and Its Applications
Dingxin Zhao, Professor, University of Chicago

4:30-6:00 p.m., May 16, 2016
Location:CPD 2.58, HKU

'Normal': Documentary screening
Thurs, May 20 2016
Venue:MC3@702 Creative Space (7/F, The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU)

“Workshop on 'Bourdieu’s Economy of Symbolic Goods' and Lecture on “Translation and Symbolic Capital: How do Intellectual Works Cross Borders (or not)"
May 31, 2016 Tuesday
Rm929, 9/F, The Jockey Club Tower, HKU
Workshop - 9:30-11:30am
Lecture  - 4:00-6:00pm