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[Publications] The “National Question” and the Stories of Hong Kong—by Dr. Leo Shin

April 13, 2017

Recent debates concerning whether the people of Hong Kong constitute a “nation” or man zuk (Mandarin: min zu) have injected much heat and passion to the on-going political struggles in the former British colony. Yet, even among the political and intellectual elites, few in the territory have embraced the notion of a “Hong Kong nation.” The reasons for this are many. One has to do with the ambiguities and tensions embedded in the notion of man zuk. Another has to do with the primary identification by many in the territory with the “Chinese nation.” But, above all, the reason seems to be that “nation-building” has, at least until recently, not been part of the story about Hong Kong.


[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.


[Associates] Raymond Pai of the Department of Asian Studies makes another splash in “Anything Goes”

April 9, 2017

Starring Cantonese lecturer Raymond Pai, "Anything Goes" is playing at the Royal City Musical Theatre until April 23rd.


[CFP] 17th Annual Research Postgraduate Conference at HKU

April 7, 2017

This annual multidisciplinary Conference provides a valuable platform for all research postgraduate students in social science disciplines for cross-disciplinary and international research interaction. It provides an opportunity for PhDs to network with others working in their area and to visit one of the great Universities in Asia. **Abstract due: 21 April 2017**


[CFP] Understanding and Misunderstanding between the Far East and the West

April 4, 2017

Call for Papers: "Understanding and Misunderstanding between the Far East and the West: Conference on East Asian studies in Remembrance of 210th Anniversary of Dr. Rev. Robert Morrison's Arrival at China" (Abstract due: 1 May 2017)


[Students] Info sessions for post-graduation work permit

March 28, 2017

Are you graduating and planning to look for a job in Canada? Do you want to know about government regulations on post-graduation work permits? On Mar 28 and 29 International House is hosting a post-graduation work permit info session with resources and tips related to post-graduation employment.


[Courses] Cantonese and dim sum—the ultimate combo

March 28, 2017

Students and teachers of UBC's Cantonese classes went for an end-of-year dim sum outing.


[CFA] Pan Tianshou Scholarship 2017

March 25, 2017

The Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia invites submissions for the Pan Tianshou Scholarship. Five graduate scholarships of $2,000 each are offered to Masters and PhD students who are studying or conducting research in Chinese Studies or research relating to China. (Deadline: 4pm, Monday, April 10)


[Associates] Dr. Christopher Rea of the Department of Asian Studies wins the Levenson Prize

March 17, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Rea, a HKSI Associate, for being awarded the Joseph Levenson Prize by the Association for Asian Studies for his book "The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China" (California, 2015).


[Media] Leo Shin interviewed on the early history of Hong Kong [OMNI]

March 17, 2017

Dr. Leo Shin was interviewed on OMNI News (Toronto) on the importance of studying the early history of Hong Kong. (In Cantonese)