[CFE] UBC Cantonese Singing Contest

December 9, 2017

Registration is now open to all UBC students until January 10, 2018 (or once all spots are filled).

[CFP] Contacts, Collisions, and Conjunctions (deadline 15 January 2018)

December 7, 2017

"The Society of Fellows in the Humanities at HKU invites scholars working in all fields of the humanities to an international and interdisciplinary conference exploring contacts, collisions and conjunctions. Situated in Hong Kong, the Society of Fellows is located at a place of various contacts, collisions and conjunctions throughout history: it has been a centre for communication and commerce, colonized and incorporated into the Chinese, British and Japanese empires, and known for its ethnic and socio-cultural diversity. Migration, labour and capital, as well as cultural production, made Hong Kong a vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis with multiple temporalities materializing in the coexistence of colonial legacies and late capitalist forms of trade, consumption and exploitation."

[Sad news] HKSI mourns the passing of Professor Arif Dirlik (1940–2017)

December 2, 2017

The community of Hong Kong studies has lost a dear friend. Prof. Arif Dirlik's last lecture at UBC:

[Congratulations] HKSI Associate and Director Emeritus of the Institute of Asian Research Dr. Yves Tiberghien to receive the honor of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Merite from the French Government

November 24, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Yves Tiberghien for being awarded the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite per decree of the French President. This national distinction rewards “distinguished accomplishment.”

[Congratulations] HKSI Associate Dr. Shannon Walsh of the Department of Theatre and Film honored at the Whistler Film Festival

November 19, 2017

Dr. Shannon Walsh of the Department of Theatre and Film honored at the Whistler Film Festival for her debut fiction feature, "Unidentified Minor," among 8 other Canadian female directors.

[Stories] Interview with friend of HKSI Alison Winters

November 15, 2017

"The Alumni Spotlight is an interview series where we interview Asia Studies alumni about their career paths, how they became interested in Asian Studies and for any advice that would be useful to our students. This interview features Alison Winters, BA ’89 in China, Chinese Poetry in the Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.). Since then, she has started her own consulting company specializing in Event Management, Marketing, and Canada China business and relations."

[Webcast] Hong Kong after Twenty Years: A Conversation with Ching Cheong

November 12, 2017

Webcast for presentation by veteran journalist and political commentator Ching Cheong is now available.

[Media] HKSI Associate Dr. Henry Yu on his work on the seldom-told stories of racism and discrimination in British Columbia [The Ubyssey]

November 10, 2017

// As a descendent of migrants from Zhongshan county in southern China, Yu became personally invested in uncovering the stories of the forgotten oldtimers who played a significant role in shaping not only his personal history, but also British Columbia’s. //

[CFA] Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

November 9, 2017

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong's universities.

[Courses] ACAM 320A: History and Legacies of Japanese Canadian Internment

November 5, 2017

The Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies program is pleased to offer ACAM 320A: Histories and Legacies of Japanese Canadian Internment, in January 2018. This course will be co-taught by Mary Kitagawa and Professor John Price.