Mr Isaac Iu

MA (Polyu HK, Distinction); Bssc (CUHK)

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Isaac obtained his Bssc in Journalism and communication and MA in Chinese Language and literature from Hong Kong. His previous research area focus on teaching Chinese as foreign lanuage, also Chinese literature theory.

Before presuing his PhD, Isaac was a Chinese teacher for over three years. His PhD research focuses on studying the ideologies and national identities presenting in Chinese language text-book from China and Hong Kong.

Research | Current

I am currently ​doing research on Chinese language education, focusing on the ideologies and national identities presenting in Chinese-language textbooks from China and Hong Kong.

Teaching | Current

2019 Semester 1
CHINESE 100/100G Beginning Modern Chinese 1
CHINESE 200: Intermediate Modern Chinese 1

2019 Semester 2
CHINESE 101 Beginning Modern Chinese 2


CBS Prize for Distinguished Postgraduate Students, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Areas of expertise

  • Chinese culture and philosophy
  • Chinese language education
  • Teaching Chinese as foreign/second language
  • Chinese literature 
  • Comparative literature theory
  • Hong Kong politics
  • Sociolinguistics

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK)

Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 2 - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 418
New Zealand