Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP
Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP
Robert Peckham
Opinion

Opinion

Robert Peckham

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

Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP
Students attend a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on September 2. Photo: AFP
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Robert Peckham

Robert Peckham

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