Featured Courses

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 324: Literature of Hong Kong

ASIA 324: Literature of Hong Kong

Explores the literature of Hong Kong from the late 19th century up to the present. Its goals are to introduce to students the transformation and basic features of Hong Kong literature, the works of important writers, and to further their skills in literary appreciation and analysis.

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.”

MUSC 327/ASIA 335: Cantonese Music

MUSC 327/ASIA 335: Cantonese Music

A history of musical genres with Cantonese lyrics from the nineteenth century to the present

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.

HIST 482: Chinese Migration

HIST 482: Chinese Migration

Migration is used as a focus through which to examine some key themes of Chinese history; ethnicity, boundary creation, economic growth and international relations.