May 18-20: Professor Paul Crowe presented at a research colloquium, “La religion des Chinois de France: Implantations, croyances at pratiques,” at the École pratique des hautes études at the Université Paris - Sorbonne. He shared some findings from his research into a network of Daoist spirit medium altars in Vancouver and Hong Kong.
Driftwood Transcultural Forum
Engaging with Lo Fu’s unique aesthetics of exile and his concerns for displacement and drifting as the everlasting fate of humanity, the forum aims at establishing an annual international platform to facilitate transcultural debate, discussion and dialogue. learn more →
Breaking Barriers with Blood and Water
Television drama is never just about entertainment. It is a reflection of our social fabric. Join us at this event to discuss the cultural, political and societal significance of barrier-breaking projects such as “Blood and Water,” the first primetime network drama in North American television history that features English, Mandarin and Cantonese as its performing languages, led by an all-Asian cast. learn more →
Emerging Chinese Youth Culture and Globalization
While the formation of Chinese youth culture is intertwined with the influx of global culture in China and youth’s access to global culture from without, this lecture will discuss Dr. Fung’s paper on an emerging formation of productive culture of the new generation in China that is also associated with the global culture, more specifically, Japanese comics / anime culture. learn more →
News and Announcements
Dr. Bidisha Ray, Senior Lecturer of Department of History at SFU represents the David Lam Centre on the BC Punjabi Intercultural History Advisory Committee. This intercultural project is established by the Royal BC Museum with DLC and the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at University of the Fraser Valley as partners. Two community events "Legacy of BC's Punjabi Canadians" took place on June 27 and 28 in Abbotsford and Prince George. The upcoming consultation in Vancouver is scheduled in September.
"CANADA CHINATOWN SERIES" FINAL STOP IN CALGARY A BIG SUCCESS
The "Canada Chinatown Series - Calgary" edition presented by the David Lam Centre's Chinese Canadian History Project Council was well-received by the public in Calgary on April 30. Two launches took place; one in the morning and the second in the evening with a full-house attendance. Government representatives at the provincial and municipal levels as well as local media were among the speakers at the launches. Council members were invited, with our community partners, to a formal luncheon with the People's Republic of China Consul-General Wang Xinping. We thank the Chinese Canadian Community Service Association (CCCSA), the Calgary Chinatown Lions' Club and Sien Lok Society of Calgary for their enormous support in this successful event.
Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award for 2015 Best Graduate Student Paper
Congratulations to Ms. Lisa Olding, an MEd student, who won our 2015 Best Gradaute Student Paper award. Lisa completed her BEd at the University of Victoria and has taught a variety of subjects (except for math) to students in grades three to twelve over the last twelve years. She is now an MEd student in Teaching English as an Additional Language. Lisa's winning paper was part of her coursework in EDUC 825, taught by Dr. Ena Lee.
New Research from Professor Shuyu Kong, Humanities and Asia Canada Program
Professor Shuyu Kong, Director of Asia Canada Program published a monograph Popular Media, Social Emotion and Public Discourse in Contemporary China. In this book, Shuyu Kong describes the recent transformation of the Chinese entertainment and media industry, the public engagement with popular media, and the social, cultural and political implications of these new developments.
Translation Group at David Lam Centre, SFU is happy to announce the publication of a translation volume: Beijing Women: Stories. The stories were co-translated by Dr. Shuyu Kong (Humanities, SFU) and Dr. Colin S. Hawes, and the collection includes an introduction by Shuyu Kong on “Wang Yuan and her ethical dramas of everyday China”.
Pacific Region Forum: Getting Beneath a Country-Level Understanding of Chinese Work Values
Video recording now available