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Welcome from the Dean


Once again I am delighted to welcome this year’s cohort to the Society of Fellows in the Humanities. Each new fellow brings an exciting project and set of intellectual concerns to the Society. Since its inception, the Society has attracted several outstanding cohorts which have been nothing short of exceptional in their vibrancy, intellectual dynamism, and in the inspiring contributions they have made to the Schools and Departments within the Faculty and to the University of Hong Kong. Many of the fellows in previous cohorts have already received tenure-track and related jobs in Asia or Europe, some even before the term of their fellowship was completed. With such a talented group and the first-rate experience they have enjoyed within the Faculty, these are the kinds of successful outcomes we are working to ensure for every fellow. May I wish our new cohort an equally auspicious beginning to what we can guarantee will be an exciting and productive journey with us.

Professor Derek Collins
Faculty of Arts

Creating a vibrant, young research community at the heart of Asia’s top university for the arts and humanities

The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious new initiative that attracts exceptional, early-career, post-doctoral scholars from around the world to the University of Hong Kong. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, HKU offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.

The Faculty of Arts is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognised as one of the best in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. The Faculty contributes to knowledge development through outstanding scholarship and education. It provides a comprehensive, humanistic, and liberal research environment, a highly internationalised academic staff, and a strong culture- and language-based curriculum.

The Faculty is a recognised centre of research excellence in fields that include Asian Cinema, China Studies, Chinese Philosophy, Art History, History, Law and Literature, Linguistics, and Post-colonial Literatures, and is active in fostering partnerships globally and exploring new means of facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration.





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