Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities

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The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities
Hong Kong Academy of Humanities official Logo, 2012.tiff
Founded 2011
  • Hong Kong
Area served
Key people
Chu-Ren Huang, President; Simon Haines, Vice President; David Parker, Secretary; Lauren Pfister, Treasurer
Website http://hkhumanities.hk
Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities
Traditional Chinese 香港人文學院

About the Hong Kong Academy of Humanities

The Hong Kong Academy of the Humanities (Chinese: 香港人文學院) was established in April 2011 with 39 foundation fellows drawn from Hong Kong’s eight institutions of higher education funded by the University Grants Committee Official website.

The academy comprises a fellowship of humanists based in Hong Kong and has sister relationships with other National Academy bodies around the world. Its constitution was promulgated at the 2012 AGM.[1]


  • To recognize scholarly achievement in the humanities in Hong Kong;
  • To promote appreciation of the value of the humanities;
  • To provide a platform for advocacy on behalf of the humanities to government, funding bodies, business and the general public;
  • To provide a point of contact for government and international bodies seeking information about the humanities in Hong Kong.


Some academic academies have publications that promote the humanities in their jurisdiction (see the Australian Academy of the Humanities journal Humanities Australia).[2] but the HKAH does not publish a formal academic journal as of January 2013. The HKAH publishes newsletters.[3]

It has held the following symposia:

New Fellows are nominated on an annual basis.

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International scholarly academies[edit]


  1. ^ HKAH Constitution,https://sites.google.com/site/hongkonghumanitiesacademy/home/hkah-constitution
  2. ^ "Humanities Australia" (PDF). Canberra: Australian Academy of Humanities. 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ HKAH Newsletters, https://sites.google.com/site/hongkonghumanitiesacademy/home/newsletters