Guidelines for Self-exploratory study (l) Overview The self-exploratory study is designed to provide students with unique opportunities to have an In-depth examination of major political and socioeconomic Issues facing Hong Kong today. The self-exploratory study will be divided into two components, including the Group Presentation and the Individual Written Report. (II) Group Presentation Due date: week 12 & 13 Grade Weighting 40% The whole class will be divided into presentation teams (each team comprising round 5 to 6 members).

Each team will be required to conduct self-exploratory study on an assigned political or social Issue In Hong Kong and to give an oral presentation in English on Week 12 & 13. Each team will be required to give a 45-minute oral presentation on an assigned topic in English, followed by 1 5-minute question and answer session. Each team should prepare a Powering to summarize their arguments and analysis and should distribute sufficient copies of the handouts to both Course Instructor and fellow classmates. Ill) Individual Written report 1 OFF Due date: 30 April 2014 Grade Weighting 30% Following the oral presentation, students should submit individual written report on the assigned presentation topic. The paper should be not less than 2000 words in length and typed in one-and-a-half line spacing. It should be properly referenced according to established academic rules and plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Submit completed papers to the Department of Asian and Policy Studies office located on 82-1 IF-21 . Please print papers and do not submit via email.

Make sure your essay has a cover page and please include the following information; your full name (underline your surname), a word count (excluding footnotes / endnotes / and bibliography). *Reminder: While the presentation is a group project, the written report is an individual assignment. In other words, you will work closely with your team members in preparing for the presentation, but in writing the written report you should do it on your own and should not copy each other. (IV) Topics for self-exploratory study Hong Songs autonomy under Chinese sovereignty (Week 12). The prospects of party politics in Hong Kong (Week 12).

Supply of private property housing (Week 12). Reforms to the retirement protection system (Week 13). New immigrant and population policy (Week 13). *Reminder: For each self-exploratory study, it should cover the following major elements, including background of the topic, the relevant controversies, your analysis on the relevant issues and recommendation (if appropriate). Remember to support your analysis and arguments with fugues and statistics, case studies, field work (e. G. Interviews, onsite surveys and direct observations) and also be prepared to defend your thoughts during the question and answer session. Page (V) Useful Research

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