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[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] Hong Kong Studies Initiative launched [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"


[CFA] Graduate Research Fellowship for Fieldwork in/related to Asia

May 11, 2017

The IAR is pleased to offer one-time fellowships to graduate students who need to travel to Asia (or significant research collections) for their PhD or MA research theses or to present papers at conferences (following acceptance). Fellowships will be in the range of $500–$3000 per student. *** deadline: May 17 ***


[Webcast] Video of “Hong Kong: 20 Years After—A Symposium” is now available

May 8, 2017

Relive the launch of the UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative!


[Community] Dr. Miu Chung Yan of the School of Social Work urges all to vote in the upcoming election

May 3, 2017

In a video public service announcement (in Cantonese), Dr. Miu Chung Yan, a HKSI Associate, urges all to vote in the upcoming provincial election.


[Associates] Dr. Shannon Walsh of the Department of Theatre and Film selected as a Wall Scholar

April 29, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Walsh, a HKSI Associate, on being selected as a 2017–2018 Wall Scholar of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.