Featured Courses

CNTO: Cantonese Language Courses

CNTO: Cantonese Language Courses

The University of British Columbia is the only Canadian university to offer a comprehensive, for-credit Cantonese language program.

ASIA 324: Literature of Hong Kong

ASIA 324: Literature of Hong Kong

Explores the literature of Hong Kong from the late 19th century up to the present. Its goals are to introduce to students the transformation and basic features of Hong Kong literature, the works of important writers, and to further their skills in literary appreciation and analysis.

ASIA 325: Hong Kong Cinema

ASIA 325: Hong Kong Cinema

Studying Hong Kong cinema allows students to understand the global reach of a major international industry and the local expression of Hong Kong identity through visual spectacle, story, style, stars, and sound.

ASIA/HIST 373: History of Hong Kong

ASIA/HIST 373: History of Hong Kong

Explores the history, culture, and identities of Hong Kong from the port’s pre-colonial settings in the early nineteenth century to its post-colonial contexts.

HIST 482: The Heritage of Chinese Migration

HIST 482: The Heritage of Chinese Migration

A field course that allows students to explore the history, cultures, and geographies of Cantonese migration as well as the historical, cultural, and urban landscapes in Hong Kong and Vancouver.