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  • You Can Write Better English

    You Can Write Better English

    Published by our Journalism and Media Studies Centre, this is a practical handbook to help improve written English, with special focus on mistakes native Chinese speakers routinely make when writing in the language.

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  • Learn about Childhood Rheumatic Diseases

    Learn about Childhood Rheumatic Diseases

    Many people think rheumatism will only attack the elderly, while in fact it is a common illness found in children. Our Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine has launched a new book of the series entitled ‘Childhood Rheumatic Diseases 3 - The Paediatric Diseases You Must Learn', which explores the very common chronic childhood rheumatic diseases through the experience of three patients and their parents.

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  • A Renewed Positive Perspective on Death through the ENABLE Project: Society Takes a More Active Role in Facing and Preparing for Mortality

    A Renewed Positive Perspective on Death through the ENABLE Project: Society Takes a More Active Role in Facing and Preparing for Mortality

    Death has long been a taboo topic in the Chinese culture leading to much fear, anxiety and avoidance. Recognizing the imperative need to educate the general public about the fundamentals of death as well as to enhance professional competence in end-of-life care, our Centre on Behavioral Health, with generous funding from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, had established the ENABLE Project (Empowerment Network for the Adjustment to Bereavement and Loss at the End-of-Life) in 2006 with the aim to promote and enhance local death education and practices.

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  • HKU Successfully Developed Oral Arsenic Trioxide as the First Ever Patented Prescription Drug in Hong Kong: A Success Story of Hong Kong Innovation

    HKU Successfully Developed Oral Arsenic Trioxide as the First Ever Patented Prescription Drug in Hong Kong: A Success Story of Hong Kong Innovation

    A research team at our Department of Medicine and the Queen Marry Hospital has spent a decade developing oral arsenic trioxide from a research project to a prescription medication that has secured a US patent. For the first time, a drug developed entirely in Hong Kong is poised to attain global status as a prescription medication.

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  • Where There Are Asians, There Are Rice Cookers: How "National" Went Global via Hong Kong

    Where There Are Asians, There Are Rice Cookers: How "National" Went Global via Hong Kong

    As the first book in English to focus on electric rice cooker and the impact it has had on the lives of Asian people, this book provides a fascinating insight into the process by which the National rice cooker was first localized and then globalized.

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  • e-Resource Project for New Secondary School Liberal Studies

    e-Resource Project for New Secondary School Liberal Studies

    The Hong Kong University Press has converted 32 English-language books into digital resources, on subjects ranging from politics and sociology to public health, education and social work. The digital resources are freely accessible to senior secondary school teachers and students in Hong Kong on the Hong Kong Education City website. 

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  • Helping Sichuan Rebuild

    Helping Sichuan Rebuild

    Our faculty members in Engineering and a group of students across different disciplines brought their knowledge and expertise to Sichuan to build a solar-powered multimedia satellite e-learning system for the Yuanjia Primary School which was reconstructed after the 5.12 Sichuan Earthquake. 

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