In the Media


[Media] HKSI Associate Dr. Laifong Leung on the passing of novelist Jin Yong (1924–2018)

October 31, 2018

HKSI Associate Dr. Laifong Leung was interviewed by Ming Pao Daily (Vancouver) on the importance of the martial arts novels of Jin Yong (pen name of Dr. Louis Cha), who was awarded an honorary degree by the University of British Columbia in 1992.


[Media] HKSI Associate Dr. Clement Tong on his new course “History of Cantonese Worlds”

October 20, 2018

HKSI Associate Dr. Clement Tong was interviewed by Singtao Daily (Vancouver) on his new course "History of Cantonese Worlds" (ASIA 323/HIST 377).


[Media] Convenor Dr. Leo K. Shin on the importance of Hong Kong studies

September 28, 2018

Interview of HKSI Convenor Dr. Leo K. Shin on his research, teaching, and the importance of the UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative.


[Media] HKSI Associate Dr. Henry Yu interviewed on the close ties between Canada and Hong Kong

September 19, 2018

“These crosscurrents are about a network – a network that has been long standing.”


[Media] Guest speakers Prof. Virginia Yip and Prof. Stephen Matthews on the Cantonese language

July 19, 2018

Guest speakers Prof. Virginia Yip (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Prof. Stephen Matthews (The University of Hong Kong) interviewed by OMNI Cantonese (BC) on the importance of the teaching and learning of the Cantonese language.


[Media] Guest speaker Mr. Chris Shum on his journey of being a lyricist

July 7, 2018

A wonderful talk by lyricist Chris Shum organized by the UBC Cantonese 卑詩大學粵語 Program.


[Media] HKSI Associate Mr. Raymond Pai on the upcoming workshops

June 21, 2018

Another interview with HKSI Associate Raymond Pai on the Cantonese Worlds and Cantonese Linguistics workshops.


[Media] HKSI Associate Mr. Raymond Pai interviewed on the Cantonese Worlds workshop

June 20, 2018

Mr. Raymond Pai of the UBC Cantonese 卑詩大學粵語 Program interviewed on the Cantonese Worlds 2 Workshop.


[Media] HKSI Associate Dr. Hedy Law on teaching Cantonese music

June 17, 2018

HKSI Associate Dr. Hedy Law of UBC School of Music interviewed on her course on Cantonese music (to be offered in the fall 2019).


[Media] HKSI in the news

June 4, 2018

// Back in 2015, the University of British Columbia spoke to HKFP about its plans to roll out Cantonese courses, but a year ago it went one step further and launched the Hong Kong Studies Initiative. Headed by scholar Leo Shin, the programme focuses on the city’s history, culture and language. //