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[Dialogues] Landmarks in the Construction of Hong Kong’s Identity

December 1, 2014

St. John’s College’s Justice Dialogues Committee organizes monthly sessions (i.e. dialogues) for members of St. John’s College and students at UBC to discuss issues related to social justice and international affairs. On November 25, SJC hosted guest speaker Prof. Leo Shin to speak about the topic “Landmarks in the Construction of Hong Kong’s Identity.”


[Webcast] Youth, Pop Culture and Media, and Not Speaking Cantonese

October 16, 2014

Forum Series for the Hong Kong Canada Crosscurrents Project (2014-2019) Featuring: The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy Dr. Leo K. Shin (UBC History and Asian Studies)| Dr. Helen Leung (SFU Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies)| Dr. Henry Yu (UBC History) Thursday, October 2, 2014 (3:00-5:00 p.m.) St. John’s College at the University of British Columbia 2111 […]


[Gifts] Donation to support Cantonese Studies at UBC announced!

October 3, 2013

Last night at the 2013 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture, Gage Averill, Dean of Arts, announced a $2,000,000 donation to sponsor the development of a Cantonese Studies program at UBC.


[Webcast] Literary Adaptation and Cultural Negotiation in Hong Kong Cinema of the 1950s

October 7, 2011

Professor Leung Ping-kwan 梁秉鈞 (pen name: Ye Si 也斯) is a highly prolific poet, novelist, cultural critic, and multimedia artist. Dr. Leung is Chair Professor of Comparative Literature, Lingnan University in Hong Kong. His recent research on the film culture of Hong Kong in the 1950s formed the basis of this year's Wat Lecture.