Sammy Tsui (BA, Year 3)

Sammy Tsui (BA, Year 3)

Sammy Tsui (BA, Year 3)

I am a third year student, majoring in Chinese Language and Literature. Looking back at my study journey, it is greatly satisfying, while at the same time challenging.

As someone who is deeply interested in the Chinese language, literature and culture, I find studying Chinese very fulfilling and happy. What is more, learning Chinese is not only about learning Chinese – to be more specific, the branch of Chinese studies is not a lone island because I can study Chinese through a historian or a philosophical lens, which makes learning an intellectual enjoyment, and this is why I regard myself enriched at the end of the semester.

However, this also makes studying Chinese, like any other subjects, difficult as it requires knowledge and senses of other branches of inquiries, which may be pressuring particularly days before the exam. Therefore, I have decided to read more relevant books during the semester break to continue my learning journey and make sure that I am fully recharged and equipped for the upcoming semester. Moreover, many advanced courses in HKU require prior knowledge, although they may not have made studying relevant introductory courses a prerequisite upon registration. Therefore, in order to ensure fluency and progression in your course of study, it is advisable to take relevant courses before you take the really advanced or challenging ones. This is also a mistake I made in my earlier years at HKU.