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[CFA] Opening in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Toronto

November 2, 2017

// Applications are invited for the post of Office Manager in the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Toronto. The suitable candidate should be a university degree holder with good knowledge of accounting and computer skills and suitable experience in office administration. The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English and Chinese (Cantonese), have good interpersonal and communication skills, and possess good knowledge about Hong Kong and Canada. The successful applicant will be appointed on a one year contract initially. Applications should be submitted by e-mail, with a cover letter and resume, to info@hketotoronto.gov.hk on or before 10 November 2017. //


[CFP] Challenges in the Study of Hong Kong History

October 25, 2017

Postgraduate Workshop at the University of Bristol, January 2018.


[CFA] Yenching Academy Graduate Program at Peking University

October 19, 2017

"As a fully funded residential program, the Yenching Academy offers a wide array of interdisciplinary courses on China within broadly defined fields of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Working closely with their academic mentors, Yenching Scholars are granted the flexibility to create their own study paths by choosing from six academic concentrations and participating in a variety of extracurricular activities. Studying at the Academy represents a unique opportunity not only for intercultural and academic exchange, but also for personal and professional development."


[CFP] Amidst Empires: Colonialism, China and the Chinese, 1839–1997

October 13, 2017

Flinders University, Adelaide 29 & 30 January, 2018.


[Media] HKSI Associate Dr. Hedy Law of the UBC School of Music on the art and transmission of Cantonese opera [Fairchild Television]

October 12, 2017


[Courses] Summer Go Global Seminar: The Heritage of Chinese Migration

October 10, 2017

Students will have opportunities to explore, experience, and conduct research, in a rigorous scholarly manner, applying the latest research perspectives on the history, cultures, an geographies of Cantonese migration from the “Szeyup” or “Four Counties” area of Canton (Guangdong) Province, the home region of the majority of the overseas Chinese who went to Canada in the 19th and 20th century. Information sessions: 1. Wednesday, October 11, 2017 (4pm, Wesbrook 300); 2. Thursday, October 12, 2017 (12:30pm, Wesbrook 300)


[Interviews] HKSI Associate Dr. Henry Yu on “Learning History to Resist Hate”

October 9, 2017

"On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, UBC will host a Day of Learning to mark the 75th anniversary of Japanese Canadian internment, and the 5th anniversary of the UBC Honorary Degree Ceremony for the 76 Japanese Canadian students expelled in 1942. We spoke to History Professor Henry Yu about the history of the Japanese Canadian Internment and why we need people trained in history, literature and the humanities to recognize and resist xenophobia and exclusion today."


[Opportunities] Arts Internship Program

October 3, 2017

"The Arts Internship Program offers meaningful, career-related experiences that enable students to expand their resumes and build transferable skills. Internships integrate academic learning with practical work experience, helping students gain network connections outside of the university and better knowledge of career paths."


[Canto] Cantonese language classes offered by UBC Club HK

October 1, 2017

"Interested in learning Cantonese? Come and join our canto class, where you pick up basic Cantonese communication skills, equipping you for interesting conversations with everyone!"


[Webcast] An Audience of One: The Private Music of the Chinese Literati

September 30, 2017

Thank you very much for coming out to support the launch of the second season of the UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative. For friends who might have missed the event, here are the webcast (alternate site) and photo album.