[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.

[CFA] Hong Kong Studies Visiting Fellowship (Academy of Hong Kong Studies)

March 12, 2017

Administered by the Academy of Hong Kong Studies, Education University of Hong Kong, this programme is offered to non-local PhD students who are currently pursuing doctoral studies at non-local universities to conduct research on Hong Kong-related topics with a view to building a trans-regional Hong Kong Studies Research Community. (Application deadline: 10 April 2017)

[CFA] APFC Post-Graduate Research Fellowships

February 24, 2017

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada is committed to fostering the next generation of Asia Pacific researchers and analysts. To this end, it offers up to three Post-Graduate Research Fellowships valued at $40,000 for Master’s graduates and $42,000 for PhD graduates for a one-year non-renewable term. Successful applicants will have a background in Asia-related research in a variety of fields, including (but not limited to) social sciences, humanities, business, education, statistics, and natural sciences, and will be based on excellence and fit with the Foundation’s research priorities (energy and the environment; trade and investment; education; and sub-national relations with Asia.) Grants are not intended to support dissertation research.

[Courses] Class visit to “Heroes of the Dark Years”

February 23, 2017

Students from ASIA 373 (History of Hong Kong) took advantage of the reading break to visit the special exhibition "Heroes of the Dark Years"—with Mr. King Wan, President of the Chinese Canadian Military Museum, as the tour guide.

[CFP] Hong Kong Studies: A Bilingual Journal

February 22, 2017

Submissions are solicited for the inaugural issue of Hong Kong Studies. Hong Kong Studies is the first bilingual academic journal to focus on Hong Kong from an interdisciplinary arts and cultural studies perspective. Published by the Chinese University of Hong Kong Press, the journal will launch in 2017. The editors believe that the timely expansion of the field of Hong Kong Studies warrants a journal of its own, in order to provide a focused platform for facilitating exchange between different disciplines and viewpoints in relation to Hong Kong. We welcome papers from multiple fields in the humanities and the social sciences, including but not limited to literature, linguistics, cultural studies, sociology, politics, history, education, and gender studies. We also encourage intersectional and cross-disciplinary dialogues on Hong Kong affairs.

[Media] Leo Shin interviewed on his new course on the history of Hong Kong

February 16, 2017

Dr. Leo Shin was recently interviewed on OMNI News about his new course on the history of Hong Kong and about his aspirations for the recently-established Hong Kong Studies Initiative at UBC.

[Community] Talk by commentator Lau Sai-lung attended by overflowing crowd

January 7, 2017

Sponsored by the UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative, the Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society, and the Richmond Public Library, a talk on "The Post-Leung Chun-ying Era" by noted political commentator Lau Sai-leung was presented to a standing-room-only audience on the evening of January 6.

[Media] Raymond Pai interviewed on teaching Cantonese at UBC

December 30, 2016

Raymond Pai was featured by the The Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he is an alumnus of Biology, for his dedication and achievements in teaching Cantonese.

[Screening] Documentary on Umbrella Movement attended by packed crowd

November 23, 2016

Some 250 campus and community members showed up on the rainy evening of November 22 at the Frederic Wood Theatre for a screening of Yellowing, a mesmerizing documentary about the 2014 Umbrella Movement of Hong Kong.

[Webcast] Battle of Hong Kong during WWII—A lecture by Cameron Cathcart

November 18, 2016

In the Second World War, Canadian soldiers first engaged in battle while defending the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong against a Japanese attack in December 1941. The Canadians at Hong Kong fought against overwhelming odds and displayed the courage of seasoned veterans, though most had limited military training. They had virtually no chance of victory, but refused to surrender until they were overrun by the enemy. Those who survived the battle became prisoners of war (POWs) and many endured torture and starvation by their Japanese captors. The fighting in Hong Kong ended with immense Canadian casualties: 290 killed and 493 wounded. The death toll and hardship did not end with surrender. Those Canadians who fought in the defence of Hong Kong sacrificed much in their efforts to help bring peace and freedom to the people of Asia and the Pacific. Their task was a difficult and costly one, but their sacrifice would serve as an example of the kind of effort that would be required to eventually triumph. The survivors' ordeal that followed as prisoners of war serves as an additional reminder of the great cost of war. This talk is part of the Remembrance Day speaker series, in conjunction with an exhibit at the Chung Collection curated by Clifford Pereira.