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Globalization and Social Movements in Hong Kong

Global Seminar Application closed for Summer 2019

Thank you for your interest in the Globalization and Social Movements in Hong Kong Global Seminar. Summer 2019 Global Seminars are no longer accepting applications. The website will be updated in September, with a fresh new list of programs for Summer 2020! In the meantime, please review the First Steps to studying abroad. Please contact the Study Abroad Office if you need help finding an alternate program.



Simeon Man

Professor Simeon ManSimeon Man specializes in Asian American history and transnational U.S. history, with a focus on the politics of race and empire. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies at Yale University in 2012. Before joining the faculty at UC San Diego, he was an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University (2012-14) and a Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities at the University of Southern California (2014-15).

Dates Departure from U.S.: Sat., June 29, 2019
Arrival: Sun., June 30, 2019
Mandatory Orientation: Mon., July 1, 2019
First Day of Class: Tues., July 2, 2019
Last Day of Class: Fri., August 2, 2019
Departure for the U.S.
(or personal travel):
Sat., August 3, 2019

Flight Information

  • All approved applicants will be notified by e-mail when the program reaches minimum enrollment. Do not purchase plane tickets until the program is confirmed.
  • Your flight must arrive at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on Sunday, June 30, between 5:00 and 8:00 am in order for our local partner to meet you at the airport.
  • Your flight should depart on Saturday, August 3, after 12:00 pm (noon).
  • Contact STA Travel if you would like to book flights with other students on this program or take advantage of the airfare deposit program.
  • The Study Abroad Office will be hosting several flight workshops to provide tips and advice on flight purchases. Check the Study Abroad Calendar for more information. 
Info Sessions

Why You Should Go

Hong Kong’s location at the crossroads of global capitalism and transpacific cultures is an ideal location for students to study the histories of globalization and social movements. The first course in this program will situate Hong Kong’s rise as a global metropolis in the last half-century within the longer history of Euro-American imperialism, while the second course will examine the history of Asian American activism with a focus on transnational and global connections since the late 19th century. Guest lectures by faculty members from Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong will enhance the student learning experience.

Who Should Go

This program is appropriate for students interested in history and ethnic studies. Although the content is related to diversity, it has not yet been approved to meet the UC San Diego campus-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion requirement for summer 2019.

Warren College students can fulfill Programs of Concentration or Area Studies or Upper-Division Non-Contiguous requirements.

Eleanor Roosevelt College students can fulfill regional specialisation requirements (for the Americas or Asia-Pacific regions). 

Program Details

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Fees and Funding

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