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[Publications] Inaugural issue of the newsletter of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative published

July 31, 2017

It is our pleasure to share with you the inaugural issue of Intersections, the newsletter of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative.


[Media] Dr. Henry Yu, a HKSI Associate, on the relationship between drugs and race [CBC Radio]

July 20, 2017

"As University of British Columbia historian Henry Yu explains, the opium trade was carefully used to portray the Chinese community as an outside threat."


[Publications] Op-ed by Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke, a HKSI Associate, on the passing of Liu Xiaobo [Vancouver Sun]

July 19, 2017

"To those who have been concerned with building a modern China that would realize and secure the values of its own humanistic tradition based on liberal democracy and the rule of law, Liu Xiaobo’s passing means that that empty chair in Oslo will never be filled by his person, and yet, so many of them believe Liu did not die, just like so many noble characters whom we encounter in life or in history and literature have never left us."


[CFP] Hong Kong and Globalization

July 18, 2017

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the return of Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty. It also looks to be a crucial year in the development of globalisation and China’s engagement with it. In the context of these developments, this conference will examine various aspects of Hong Kong’s role in globalisation and the impact on Hong Kong of China’s growing global influence, both political and economic. *** deadline: August 31 ***


[CFS] Cha International Poetry Prize 2017

July 14, 2017

"To celebrate the tenth anniversary issue of Cha and to mark the twentieth anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover, we are hosting Cha International Poetry Prize 2017, in collaboration with PEN Hong Kong." *** deadline: 15 September ***


[CFA] Post-doctoral opportunity on 20th-century Chinese history (EHESS-CNRS)

July 10, 2017

The China Centre, School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS-CNRS, Paris), is hiring a post-doctoral researcher within the framework of the research project “Alternative Public Spheres in 20th century China” (principal investigator: Sebastian Veg) for a duration of 12 months, with a starting date on 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a one-year fixed term basis. ****deadline: 20 July****


[Media] HKSI partners with Ming Pao (Vancouver) on HK20

July 7, 2017

The Hong Kong Studies Initiative is pleased to have partnered with Ming Pao (Vancouver) and the Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society to produce a series of reports on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong.


[Events] Cantonese Opera in North America: Past and Present

July 4, 2017

The Hong Kong Studies Initiative is pleased to be partnering with the Pacific Canada Heritage Centre–Museum of Migration Society, UBC School of Music, the Museum of Anthropology, and St. John's College to present four splendid events on the past and present of Cantonese opera in North America.


[Media] Vancouver still shaped by Hong Kong handover two decades later [CBC]

July 2, 2017

"Twenty years later we live in a completely transformed city," says Dr. Henry Yu, a HKSI Associate, on the influence of Hong Kong immigrants.


[Media] Dr. Leo Shin on the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong [SCMP]

July 2, 2017

“. . . . So Hong Kong is not just some city out there we pay attention to every five years or whenever there is violence or a protest—it’s at the forefront of the influence of China," says Dr. Leo Shin.