In Research Assessment Exercise (REA) 2014 the History
Department once again ranked first among departments of History in Hong Kong and
placed among the top few research centres at HKU. The History Department
out-performed all other history departments in the S.A.R. with 23% of its
research output ranked as 4* (world leading) and 68% as either 4* or 3*
(internationally excellent) by RAE assessors.
Prof. Frank Dikötter's latest book How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century (2019) is selected as Book of the Year by The New Stateman, The Financial Times, and The Economist.
Mr Nicolo Paulo Ludovice wins 1st Runner-up in the 3MT2021 Final Competition.
Mr Tim King Fai Yung wins 2nd Runner-up in the 3MT2021 Final Competition.
Ms. Kai Sin Wong is named a Highly Commended Entrant in the Social Sciences: Sociology & Social Policy category in The Global Undergraduate Awards in 2020. Her entry is based on her CCHU9043 Rethinking Women: The Big Debates project "Why are 'Leftover Women' Stigmatized in the Mainland China?" (See UA press release)
Mr Nathan Kwan wins 2nd Runner-up in the 3MT2019 Final Competition.
Mr Reynold Tsang is shortlisted for the 3MT2019 Final Competition.
Ms Joyce Ng is the Regional Winner in the Asia region in the History category in The Global Undergraduate Awards for 2018. (See UA press release)
Ms Ng Zi Yan, Joyce wins 1st Prize (Undergraduate Presentations) in The third annual HKU Interhall Academic Forum Final Competition. Her presentation is based on her HIST4023 History Research Project "The Rise of Garden Cemeteries in Victorian London".
Ms Pang Chong wins 2nd Runner-up and Online People's Choice Award
in the 3MT2018 Final Competition.
Our RPG students, Mr Meerwijk Maurits and Ms Huang Dao Zi,
are shortlisted for the 3MT2017 Final Competition.