News


[Associates] Raymond Pai of the Department of Asian Studies makes another splash in “Anything Goes”

April 9, 2017

Starring Cantonese lecturer Raymond Pai, "Anything Goes" is playing at the Royal City Musical Theatre until April 23rd.


[CFP] 17th Annual Research Postgraduate Conference at HKU

April 7, 2017

This annual multidisciplinary Conference provides a valuable platform for all research postgraduate students in social science disciplines for cross-disciplinary and international research interaction. It provides an opportunity for PhDs to network with others working in their area and to visit one of the great Universities in Asia. **Abstract due: 21 April 2017**


[CFP] Understanding and Misunderstanding between the Far East and the West

April 4, 2017

Call for Papers: "Understanding and Misunderstanding between the Far East and the West: Conference on East Asian studies in Remembrance of 210th Anniversary of Dr. Rev. Robert Morrison's Arrival at China" (Abstract due: 1 May 2017)


[Students] Info sessions for post-graduation work permit

March 28, 2017

Are you graduating and planning to look for a job in Canada? Do you want to know about government regulations on post-graduation work permits? On Mar 28 and 29 International House is hosting a post-graduation work permit info session with resources and tips related to post-graduation employment.


[Courses] Cantonese and dim sum—the ultimate combo

March 28, 2017

Students and teachers of UBC's Cantonese classes went for an end-of-year dim sum outing.


[CFA] Pan Tianshou Scholarship 2017

March 25, 2017

The Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia invites submissions for the Pan Tianshou Scholarship. Five graduate scholarships of $2,000 each are offered to Masters and PhD students who are studying or conducting research in Chinese Studies or research relating to China. (Deadline: 4pm, Monday, April 10)


[Associates] Dr. Christopher Rea of the Department of Asian Studies wins the Levenson Prize

March 17, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Rea, a HKSI Associate, for being awarded the Joseph Levenson Prize by the Association for Asian Studies for his book "The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China" (California, 2015).


[Media] Leo Shin interviewed on the early history of Hong Kong

March 17, 2017

Dr. Leo Shin was interviewed on OMNI News (Toronto) on the importance of studying the early history of Hong Kong. (In Cantonese)


[Resources] South China Morning Post Historical Archive now accessible at UBC

March 16, 2017

The South China Morning Post—an English language newspaper published in Hong Kong—is renowned for its authoritative and influential reporting on Hong Kong, China and all of Asia. It is highly regarded by researchers because of the unique history of Hong Kong as well as the newspaper’s editorial perspective on Imperial Japan and Communist China. With searchable, full text coverage from South China Morning Post’s origin in 1903 up to and including 1997, users will be able to search the entirety of the newspaper including advertisements, editorials, cartoons, and photographs that illuminate history as much as the news articles.


[Resources] UBC Library Research Guides: Hong Kong

March 14, 2017

A highly useful research guide compiled by Allan Cho and May Yan at the UBC Library, designed to help students, scholars and others interested in the study of Hong Kong. Here you will find a collection of relevant UBC library books, articles and databases.