This course will introduce the region of Scandinavia, which includes Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, through the main themes of its history and culture. It will explore features common to Scandinavia as a whole as well as aspects unique to each country. It will also take a look at Sino-Scandinavian relations and draw comparisons between the contrasting lifestyles of Scandinavians and Hong Kongers. Students can expect to gain an understanding of a region famous for balancing the demands of an advanced and highly competitive economy with one of the world’s most comprehensive social welfare systems.
Medium of instruction: English