[Webcast] Hong Kong’s Folk Music and Local Culture: The Art of a Cantonese Blind Singer

September 29, 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 and photo album.

[Opportunities] HKSAR Civil Service Recruitment

September 22, 2017

Information regarding civil service recruitment of the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

[Media] HKSI Associate Dr. Miu Chung Yan on the rise of the number of Hong Kong migrants to Canada [OMNI Cantonese-BC]

September 15, 2017

[Media] HKSI Associates Dr. Henry Yu and Raymond Pai on the state of Cantonese in Vancouver [SCMP]

September 13, 2017

"Pai says 60 students signed up for his first course in 2015. There are now 300 students enrolled for the coming academic year in beginner, intermediate and advanced classes."

[Publications] Congratulations to HKSI Associate Dr. Christopher Rea (and Dr. Bruce Rusk of Asian Studies) on the publication of their new book, “The Book of Swindles: Selections from a Late Ming Collection”

September 12, 2017

"This is an age of deception. Con men ply the roadways. Bogus alchemists pretend to turn one piece of silver into three. Devious nuns entice young women into adultery. Sorcerers use charmed talismans for mind control and murder. A pair of dubious monks extorts money from a powerful official and then spends it on whoring. A rich student tries to bribe the chief examiner, only to hand his money to an imposter. A eunuch kidnaps boys and consumes their "essence" in an attempt to regrow his penis. These are just a few of the entertaining and surprising tales to be found in this seventeenth-century work, said to be the earliest Chinese collection of swindle stories."

[Positions] Tenure-Track Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Hong Kong Literature and Culture

September 11, 2017

"Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Hong Kong Literature and Culture in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature), to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract."

[MOOC] Hong Kong Cinema through a Global Lens (Rerun)

September 10, 2017

"Whatever you know and wherever you are we invite you to join us on a journey to consider how the local and the global intersect to make Hong Kong cinema an integral part of popular culture around the world as well as a leading force in the development of world cinematic art."

[Opportunities] Historical Guided Tour of ​the Village Fortress / Mansion of Kaiping, Guangdong

September 7, 2017

Join Dr. Henry Yu (UBC) and Dr. Selia Tan (Wuyi University) on this special collaborative program organized by the Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia, St. John's College (UBC), and the Guangdong Qiaoxiang Research Center of Wuyi University.

[News] MP Jenny Kwan issues statement on imprisonment of Hong Kong Umbrella Movement leaders

September 2, 2017

"Throughout my life in Canada and in my many years spent as an elected official at various levels of Canadian government, I have learned that diversity is the strength of an open society. A progressive government means the acceptance of dissent and difference of opinions. I sincerely hope that my place of birth will return to demonstrating commitments to increasing democratic principles."

[CFP] The 22nd International Conference on the Yue Dialects

August 26, 2017

The Conference is co-organized by EdUHK's Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, and Centre for Research on Linguistics and Language Studies. We cordially invite both regional and international scholars and students to share their works on all areas of linguistics related to Cantonese and other Yue dialects. Globalization is the theme and keyword of this year's conference. *** deadline: 31 August 2017 ***