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Forming a Global Family with Mandarin: 2021 BC Chinese Bridge Mandarin Speech Contest

Under the theme of “Mandarin as a Bridge, the World as One Family,” the 2021 Chinese Bridge Mandarin Speech Contest successfully took place online on May 4th. This year, the contestants virtually gathered together to think about how the Winter Olympics in the upcoming year will provide a precious opportunity for everyone in the global […]

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Through our eyes, with our voices: How students and faculty are creating space to heal and be proud of their Asian identities (Part I)

By Aydin Quach (he/him/his), third-year Arts student. Aydin is of Chinese-Vietnamese heritage. Throughout my undergraduate degree, my identity has been moulded by the people around me. Language is a constant theme in understanding my identity as well as learning. It was in my Chinese language classes that I truly started to love myself and my […]

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Through our eyes, with our voices: How students and faculty are creating space to heal and be proud of their Asian identities (Part II)

By Aydin Quach (he/him/his), third-year Arts student. Aydin is of Chinese-Vietnamese heritage. Throughout my degree at the UBC Faculty of Arts, I have been fortunate to have learned from a variety of professors from all over the world. They offer a wealth of knowledge and a sense of pride in their heritage that inspires me […]

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A Bittersweet Night: 2021 Year-End Online Appreciation Event

👉 Summer 2021 CLP Volunteer Recruitment: https://chinese.arts.ubc.ca/21440-2/  In the last Chinese Language Program (CLP) event of this school year, volunteers TAWLs, and professors alike gathered to celebrate the fruit of this year’s hard work. For a reminiscent night full of laughter and emotional sharing, there is only one way to describe the Online Appreciation event: […]

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2021 UBC Lantern Festival Poetry Event

The 2021 UBC Lantern Festival Poetry Event, the fourth annual extracurricular event organized by the Chinese Language Program, is drawing to a successful conclusion on April 9, 2021. The Covid-19 challenges restricted the event to Canvas, but its talented organizers, contributors, and participants have in turn extended the event from Feb 26 to April 9 […]

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CHIN 493: Discovering the Beauty of Classical Chinese

— 探索中国古代汉语的魅力 CHIN 493 Classical Chinese II (Heritage) covers a range of pre-modern classical Chinese essays since the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). This three credit course is one of the many higher level Literature Chinese courses in the Chinese Language Program that are designed for advanced heritage Chinese students. In these courses, students are […]

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Asian Studies Statement on Anti-Asian Racism

The Department of Asian Studies joins voices across UBC and the world in condemning the violent hate crime in Atlanta which targeted Asian American women at a time of ongoing anti-Asian racism in Canada and the US. We invite faculty, staff, students, alumni, and all members of our Department of Asian Studies community to recognize […]

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Learning from Laughter: Happiness and Curiosity Keeps You Exploring

             Learning a language is a source of excitement and immense fun. The decision to take Chinese classes is often simple, although navigating the complex web of language and literature learning is certainly not so. How does one keep motivated? How can Chinese serve my future? What can one do […]

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My Generation, My Love: A Multimedia Contest Recap

《我的年代、我的愛情》徵文、獨白及短片創作比賽   Simple yet profound, universal yet deeply personal, love comes in all sorts of shapes and forms. Chinese Language Program students showed just how varied something as universal as love can be in this year’s “My Generation, My Love: A Multimedia Contest.” On February 13th, the Cantonese Language Program, in collaboration with the Chinese […]

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One Wish, One Dish Showcase: A Lunar New Year Celebration

Lunar New Year is one of the most significant holidays in many Asian societies, as it marks the end of winter and beginning of spring. This year, the holiday was celebrated on February 12th, when families usually gather to spend time together, wear red, and watch the fireworks. This year, the Chinese Language Program, Cantonese […]

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