Updated: High Noon in Hong Kong: Negotiating over the Nomination Committee for the 2017 Chief Executive Election

You are invited to the seminar “High Noon in Hong Kong:” Negotiating over the Nomination Committee for the 2017 Chief Executive Election.  

Dr. David Zweig (崔大偉)
Chair Professor, Division of Social Science
Director, Center on Environment, Energy and Resource Policy
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Mr. Yuen Pau Woo (胡元豹)
President and CEO, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Date: May 27, 2014, Tuesday
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
8th floor
Robarts Library
130 St. George Street
University of Toronto

Please RSVP to events.rclchkl@utoronto.ca by May 21, 2014. More event details attached.

Here is a media report about the event:
Singtao: http://news.singtao.ca/toronto/2014-05-28/city1401259631d5071891.html
Farichild TV: http://www.fairchildtv.com/news.php?n=c322182e6279fd00cf24101223265689


Update: Governance in Hong Kong – Anson Chan and Martin Lee

What a wonderfully lively discussion we had yesterday at the event Governance in Hong Kong – Updates by Anson Chan and Martin Lee! Thank you to everyone who attended. The following are media reports for yesterday’s event:


Fairchild TV:

OMNI News:

Invitation: Governance in Hong Kong – Anson Chan and Martin Lee – April 9

Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library would like to invite you to join the public speaking event by Mrs. Anson Chan (陳方安生) and Mr. Martin Lee (李柱銘). Mrs. Chan and Mr. Lee will visit the Library and provide some updates about the Governance in Hong Kong on April 9, 2014, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Please see the flyer at http://hongkong.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/GovernanceHKChanLee2014.pdf or visit http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/event/16084/  for more details.

Please RSVP by April 5, 2014 at events.rclchkl@utoronto.ca.

“Yinglish/Englishized Cantonese” and Cultural Identities in Hong Kong


On March 12, 2014, Professor Kwok-kan Tam, Dean of the School of Arts & Social Sciences at the Open University of Hong Kong, gave an excellent talk about “Yinglish,” a form of Englishized Cantonese that has come to define the culture and identity of Hong Kong nationally and internationally. Yinglish not only affects the daily lives of those residing in Hong Kong but its effects can also be seen and is widely accepted in contemporary Hong Kong performance theatres and poetry. Professor Tam also discusses the influence of Mainland Chinese influx and migration have on Hong Kong’s culture and the struggles of non-ethnic Chinese living in Hong Kong facing pre- and post-Handover anxiety.

Professor Tam’s presentation is available on Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library’s website (http://hongkong.library.utoronto.ca/news/yinglish-englishized-cantonese-and-cultural-identities-in-hong-kong) for those who missed the event.

“‘Yinglish/Englishized Cantonese’ and Cultural Identities in Hong Kong” is a seminar in the Hong Kong-Canada Crosscurrents Speakers Series at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library.

“Yinglish/Englishized Cantonese” and Cultural Identities in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, most people speak a hybrid language, which is a mixture of Cantonese and English and is a marker of the local identity. The changes in education policy and the growing presence of Chinese mainlanders in Hong Kong make many Hongkongers feel being marginalized. In this talk, Professor Kwok-kan Tam will take examples from poetry and the theatre to illustrate “the anxiety of identity” among the Hongkongers who feel their identity being threatened.

Professor Kwok-kan Tam, Chair Professor and Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, Open University of Hong Kong

Professor MENG Yue, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

Date: March 12, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Venue: Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, 8th floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto

For more details, please visit http://hongkong.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/FlyerMar12-2014.pdf

Please RSVP by March 9, 2014 at http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/ai/event/15868/ should you plan to attend.

Beautiful China Exhibition

A huge thank-you to everyone who came out to support the Beautiful China Exhibition event yesterday. We would also like to thank the media who came out and gave some wonderful reports in English and Chinese about the event:Fairchild TV: http://www.fairchildtv.com/news.php?n=a576433ccd77ad5fe21cb70af8011038

Mingpao: http://www.mingpaotor.com/htm/News/20140212/tfa1.htm?m=0

Singtao: http://news.singtao.ca/toronto/2014-02-12/community1392198588d4914669.html

OMNI News: http://www.omnitv.ca/on/yue-can/videos/3188450798001/

Beautiful China Exhibition: February 1-28, 2014

The University of Toronto Libraries is pleased to announce the opening of a new photographic exhibition at Robarts Library: Beautiful China. The collection of photographs is on loan from the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China, which shares the following with us:

“Beautiful China” is the shared vision of the Chinese people for a better life. It lies in both reality and in people’s dreams and lies in both the endowments of nature and the creations of humanity. It needs to be inherited, created, cherished and preserved, and shall remain a solemn commitment and a call for action to both the Chinese people and the Chinese government.

Through the lens of the photographers of China, this exhibition highlights the constant efforts of the Chinese government and its people in building a well-off and well-cultured nation, as well as their efforts to incorporate their respect for nature and eco-friendly consciousness in all perspectives of its national development.

Please join us on February 11, 2014 for the official opening of the exhibition.