Course Code


Course Name

Chinese Studies Field Trip






Prof. Kristof Van Den Troost
Dr. Timmy Chen Chih-ting

Teaching Assistant

Mavis SIU

Course Description

In this course, students will join the equivalent of six days of field trips and activities in Hong Kong around the theme of Hong Kong cinema. To cope with the unpredictability of COVID-19, these trips and activities will be scheduled flexibly in the course of Term 2, if and when safe in-person teaching is possible (as determined by CUHK and the Hong Kong government). Course activities will include film screenings, meetings with film scholars and practitioners, and visits to a variety of film companies and organizations. In the process, students will learn about the history of Hong Kong cinema, the state of the industry today, and the role of different participants in the city’s film culture.

Course Outline

Detailed Course Outline is available on Blackboard.

Assessment & Assignments

Participation (15%)

Film Analysis (25%)

Review Essay (30%)

Field Trip Diary (30%)

Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.