In the Media


[Media] HKSI partners with Ming Pao (Vancouver) on HK20

July 7, 2017

The Hong Kong Studies Initiative is pleased to have partnered with Ming Pao (Vancouver) and the Vancouver Hong Kong Forum Society to produce a series of reports on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong.


[Media] Vancouver still shaped by Hong Kong handover two decades later [CBC]

July 2, 2017

"Twenty years later we live in a completely transformed city," says Dr. Henry Yu, a HKSI Associate, on the influence of Hong Kong immigrants.


[Media] Dr. Leo Shin on the 20th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong [SCMP]

July 2, 2017

“. . . . So Hong Kong is not just some city out there we pay attention to every five years or whenever there is violence or a protest—it’s at the forefront of the influence of China," says Dr. Leo Shin.


[Media] Chinese Canadian Literature In the Asian Canadian Canon—An Interview with Dr. Laifong Leung [Ricepaper]

June 13, 2017

Dr. Laifong Leung, a HKSI Associate, speaks to Ricepaper about her upcoming course on the literature of Hong Kong, among other topics.


[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."


[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"


[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.


[Media] News coverage of “Hong Kong: 20 Years After” and associated events

April 28, 2017

Links to media coverage of the symposium on "Hong Kong: 20 Years After" and associated events.


[Associates] Geographer Dr. David Ley retires after 45 years at UBC

April 21, 2017

"For more than 40 years, geographer David Ley has studied the Vancouver housing market, giving him a priceless academic perspective on the city’s struggle with now-epic unaffordability."


[Resources] Allan Cho of the UBC Library interviewed on the importance of the SCMP historical archive

April 11, 2017

UBC Library is the first institution in Canada to provide access to the South China Morning Post’s digital archives to its users. First published in 1903, the English-language newspaper is a premier publication known for its authoritative, influential and independent reporting on all of Asia.