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[CFA] Taiwan Fellowship

June 20, 2017

The Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to award foreign experts and scholars interested in researches related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region and Chinese studies to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan (deadline: 30 June 2017).


[Courses] Winter 2017 courses announced!

June 16, 2017

UBC to offer a slate of Hong Kong-related courses in Winter 2017.


[CFA] Summer workshop on Hong Kong popular culture

June 13, 2017

The Academy of Hong Kong Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong to host a summer workshop on popular culture for graduate students (deadline: 30 June 2017).


[Students] UBC student maps the sounds of Vancouver’s Chinatown

June 12, 2017

Sounds of shoppers in busy markets, cooking in restaurants, and noisy street construction can all be found on the Vancouver Chinatown Sound Map, a creation of UBC student Angela Ho.


[Students] Summer Cantonese language classes visited by students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong

June 9, 2017

Students from Shaw College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, visited Beginning and Intermediate Cantonese classes at UBC, as part of an annual exchange program.


[Resources] Vancouver’s early Chinese newspapers preserved at the UBC Library

June 7, 2017

Chinese Times was first published in 1907 as Chinese English Daily News 華英日報. It was renamed as Chinese Daily News 大漢日報 in 1910 and Chinese Times 大漢公報 in 1915 under the management of Chinese Freemasons. Published daily (except Sunday and holidays) until October 1992, Chinese Times is the longest-running Chinese-language newspaper in Canada which provides valuable resources for researchers in Chinese Canadian studies.


[Media] Launch of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative covered by Asia Times

May 28, 2017

“By exposing our students to . . . Hong Kong, we help them to become more globally aware citizens. As a public institution, this is what UBC can do for Canada,” said HKSI convenor Leo K. Shin, an associate professor of history and Asian studies at UBC."


[CFS] The 44th Youth Literary Awards

May 27, 2017

Call for submissions for various literary genres from writers aged between 11 and 40 (deadline: Aug. 20)


[Community] HKSI Associate Dr. Henry Yu on the rezoning of 105 Keefer

May 20, 2017

"Chinatown is a special part of Vancouver, and it needs to be a dynamic and vital community which retains its special characteristics even as it changes."


[Media] Dr. Leo Shin spoke to the South China Morning Post on the launch of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative

May 19, 2017

"In Vancouver’s ‘Cantosphere,’ a sense of responsibility and an identity under siege—Artists and academics in Vancouver are carving out a space to examine both the fate of Hong Kong and the diaspora identity"