Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: UBC Asian Centre Auditorium On Thursday, February 28, the Chinese Language Program hosted the 2019 UBC Lantern Festival Chinese Poetry Night to celebrate the fifteenth day of the first Chinese lunar month at the UBC Asian Centre. The poetry conference […]
Date: Friday, February 8, 2019 Time: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm Location: UBC Nest, Lower Atrium This year, to celebrate the Year of the Pig, UBC Department of Asian Studies hosted its Lunar New Year Celebration at the Nest. The event took place on February 8th, the 4th day on the Lunar calendar. Moving […]
Date: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Location: Roy Barnett Recital Hall, UBC School of Music Building On Saturday evening, November 17, the annual Chinese Bridge Mandarin Singing Contest was held at UBC. The singing contest was proudly presented by The Education Office of Chinese Consulate General in Vancouver. The […]
On Monday, October 1st, The Chinese Language Program hosted their annual Chinese Fun Night event. The event was brought together by the Non-Heritage Chinese learners, TA, Work Learn (WL), faculty members and volunteers. It was a very successful event to start off the program’s first event of the new school year.
Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Location: Asian Centre Auditorium On Tuesday, September 4th, The Department of Asian Studies hosted their annual Welcome Back Lunch event. The event was brought together by the vast selection of Asian language programs offered at UBC. Various booths of activities were […]
On Saturday, March 17, the annual “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest was held in downtown Vancouver at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). The speech contest was organized by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver and this annual event congregated university and college students all across the province of British Columbia. It promoted multiculturalism as the contestants all came from different cultural backgrounds and all strived to learn the Chinese language. Participating institutions include UBC, SFU, UVic, BCIT and many other universities and colleges.
On Monday, March 5th, the Chinese Language Program hosted the 2018 UBC Lantern Festival Chinese Poetry Gala to celebrate the traditional festival in the Asian Centre. This was the first time the Chinese Language Program hosted a Chinese classical poetry-themed event, and it was a great success.
In Chinese tradition, poetry has consistently been held in extremely high regard, often providing a format and a forum for both public and private expressions of deep emotion. In addition, poems reveal the inner life of their composers to an audience of peers, readers, and scholars. Sponsored by the Department of Asian Studies, the UBC Chinese Poetry Society (UCPS) will offer a series of lectures to help its members master the basic skills of composing Chinese metrical poems, and promote excellence in reading and appreciation of Chinese poetry as well.