June 2017 marks the 20-year anniversary of the transfer of Hong Kong sovereignty from the United Kingdom to mainland China. In the lead up to the handover, tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents immigrated to Canada, many choosing to settle in Vancouver, and among them were a significant number of artists. Pacific Crossings presents works from well-known Hong Kong artists created after their relocation to Vancouver throughout the 1960-90s. It explores various visual languages from Hong Kong’s modern and contemporary art beginnings including ink painting, abstract and landscape painting, and examines the influence that a new environment had on their practices. Participating artists include David Lam, Carrie Koo, Paul Chui and Josh Hon.
Has the death of Cantopop been exaggerated? How should we make sense of the widely-perceived decline of Cantonese popular music? Please join Ms. Brenda Lo and Prof. Stephen Yiu-wai Chu, both veteran observers of the popular music scene in Hong Kong, in a lively and memorable exploration of the lives of Cantopop.
Which is more difficult: finding true love or fighting for true democracy? Prof. Ho will engage the audience in a dialogue on “intimate justice” and share her research and creative work on the relation between social justice/injustice and intimate relationships. Drawing on experience of her political activism during Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement, she will also examine how ideas about gender, love, sex, and marriage change in times of political turbulence.
We are proud to present 8 short films created for UBC Asian Canadian & Asian Migration studies’ first course, ACAM 350: Asian Canadian Community Media. The films, which seek to engage communities in making ethical collaborations, cover a wide range of topics. Each film is between 8-11 minutes long. Invite your friends and family!
Prof. Petula Sik-ying Ho, broadcaster, best-selling author, filmmaker, activist, and one of Hong Kong’s leading public intellectuals, will share her personal experience during and after the Umbrella Movement.