HKUST PG Programs 2024-25 - SHSS

School of SCIENCE 4 Research Foci Research Foci Division of Humanities In Humanities, our foci are Chinese social and cultural history, transnational Chinese history, European intellectual history, history of science, Chinese dialects, experimental linguistics, sociolinguistics, Chinese philosophy (Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism), comparative philosophy of East and West, philosophy of science, Chinese and comparative literature, animation and film studies, and cultural anthropology of South China. Division of Social Science In Social Science, research focuses primarily on the evolving economy, polity and society of Mainland China in comparative perspective. Specific topics encompass economic reforms and development, social stratification and mobility, contentious politics, historical demography and migration, environmental policy, emotions and the Chinese personality, as well as broad issues pertaining to gender, culture and the role of innovation and technology in society.