Featured Courses

ASIA 323/HIST 377: History of Cantonese Worlds

ASIA 323/HIST 377: History of Cantonese Worlds

The history, culture, languages, and identities of the multi-faceted Cantonese worlds, in the context of Chinese history and the Cantonese diaspora

CNTO: Cantonese Language Courses

CNTO: Cantonese Language Courses

The University of British Columbia is the only Canadian university to offer a comprehensive, for-credit Cantonese language program.

ASIA 325: Hong Kong Cinema

ASIA 325: Hong Kong Cinema

A survey of the cinema of Hong Kong from the post-war period to the present. The influence of Hong Kong on global cinema, and the forces (artists, studios, audiences, etc.) that have given rise to filmmaking styles and genres perceived as “distinctively Hong Kong.”

ASIA/HIST 373: History of Hong Kong

ASIA/HIST 373: History of Hong Kong

Explores the history, culture, and identities of Hong Kong from the port’s pre-colonial settings in the early nineteenth century to its post-colonial contexts.

ACAM 390: The Heritage of Chinese Migration

ACAM 390: The Heritage of Chinese Migration

Students will explore multi-disciplinary perspectives on the histories, cultures, and geographies of Cantonese migration from Kaiping to North America in this Go Global summer seminar.

HIST 485: Asian Migrant Communities in Vancouver

HIST 485: Asian Migrant Communities in Vancouver

This course will examine the history of Asian migration to Vancouver and British Columbia, focusing on the development of local communities and provide a background in historical research methods that will enable the students to conduct research on the history of these communities.