Dr. CHAN Hok Yin (陳學然)

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Originally trained as a technician, Dr. Chan found his interest in humanities (especially in literature and history) in post-secondary school. He developed his research interest in modern China at City University where he received his Bachelor’s, M.Phi’s and PhD degrees. Hitherto, Dr. Chan has published over 60 pieces of writing in refereed journals, edited volume and conference proceedings. In 2015, he won the Hong Kong Book Prize with his book May Fourth in Hong Kong: Colonialism, Nationalism and Localism (Hong Kong: Chung Hwa Book Company, 2014). The significance of my research was reported in “Research Frontiers” published by Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee.


Dr. Chan enjoys his teaching in City University and his teaching interests are extensive. The subjects he taught before were:

  • Modern Chinese
  • Modern Chinese Literature
  • Classical Chinese Literature
  • Chinese Communication Skills for Business
  • Readings in Pre-Qin Confucianism and Daoism
  • Topics in Chinese Thought
  • Classical Chinese
  • Great Works in Classical Chinese Literature Before Tang Dynasties
  • Chinese for the Media and Advertising
  • Topics in Chinese Literature‧The Book of Songs
  • Topics in Chinese Literature‧Wei Jin Literature
  • Topics in Chinese Literature ‧"Yuan Za Ju" & "San Yan"

Currently, Dr. Chan teaches and monitors the following subjects as a course leader:

  • Topics in Chinese Literature , for undergraduate students
  • Great Works of Chinese Literature, History & Philosophy, for postgraduate students
  • Essential Concepts in Chinese Culture , for postgraduate students

Research Interests/Areas

Dr. Chan’s research activities focus on intellectual history of late imperial China, with particular emphasis on Zhang Tai Yan, Gu Jie Gang and Neo-Confucianism as well as May Fourth Movement in recent years.


Dr CHAN Hok-yin, Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese and History, won the Hong Kong Book Prize 2015 with his latest work, May Fourth in Hong Kong—The Context, Nationalism and Local Consciousness. Full Story:

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