Robert Peckham

Robert Peckham is professor of history and director of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.
Robert Peckham
Robert Peckham is professor of history and director of the Centre for the Humanities and Medicine at the University of Hong Kong.

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Opinion | In a critical hour for Hong Kong, universities can help us find our way back to humanity

Universities play an increasingly economic role in society but, more importantly, they should be places of thinking. In a polarised Hong Kong, it is the study of humanities that will equip people with critical thinking skills and empathy.

6 Sep 2019 - 8:21PM

Universities play an increasingly economic role in society but, more importantly, they should be places of thinking. In a polarised Hong Kong, it is the study of humanities that will equip people with critical thinking skills and empathy.

In a critical hour for Hong Kong, universities can help us find our way back to humanity
Opinion | Why dengue fever prevention calls for attention to the big picture, not just the pests in our own backyards

Hong Kong can draw on both its history of epidemics and the talent and technological expertise in the Pearl River Delta region to tackle mosquito-borne diseases.

12 Sep 2018 - 3:14PM

Hong Kong can draw on both its history of epidemics and the talent and technological expertise in the Pearl River Delta region to tackle mosquito-borne diseases.

Why dengue fever prevention calls for attention to the big picture, not just the pests in our own backyards
A dose of humanities is good medicine after all