Classic kung fu film screening with live appearance by Gordon Liu

July 16, 2008

One of Hong Kong’s most famous action stars, Gordon Liu has appeared in at least 47 films from 1974 to 1994, including Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Kill Bill Vol. 2. Asian Institute cosponsors free screening of “Heroes of the East” on July 19 at Innis Town Hall.

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New garden dedicated to Vivienne Poy

June 23, 2008

Chancellor Emerita Vivienne Poy was recognized June 23 for her years of service to the University of Toronto with a garden dedicated in her name, along with a plaque at the chancellor’s entrance to Convocation Hall.

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Hong Kong focuses on nurturing talent

June 13, 2008

Hong Kong’s Secretary for Education, Michael Suen, spoke at a breakfast seminar cosponsored by the Asian Institute on June 9, entitled “Nurturing Talent in a Globalised world – Hong Kong’s Game Plan and Opportunities for Canada”.

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The new Canada Hong Kong Library opens with art exhibition OPEN BOOK

March 7, 2008

OPEN BOOK (Mar 7-May 30) is co-presented with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office and curated by Professor Wendy Wong, Chair of Design, York U. The Asian Institute plans to program a lecture series related to the exhibition for Asian Heritage Month.

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Asian Institute welcomes U of T’s newly named Canada Hong Kong library

March 6, 2008

TORONTO-The University of Toronto officially opened the Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library housing one of the world’s largest collection of Hong Kong related research materials outside of Hong Kong.

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Toronto Hong Kong Film Festival Opening Night A Big Success

May 7, 2007

Asian Institute’s THKFF 2007 received tremendous support from the public and the community. The opening film, “Isabella” directed by Pang Ho-Cheung, was sold-out. The Munk Centre collaborated with Koo & Co to throw a well-attended opening night party.

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Strong Asian Institute Representation at 2006 HPAIR Conference

September 4, 2006

The Asian Institute was represented by five students at this year’s Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations conference in Singapore, August 18-21, 2006.

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Chancellor Announces the New Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library

February 7, 2006

The new Library is named after the father of the Chancellor of the University of Toronto, The Honourable Vivienne Poy. The new Library in partnership with the Asian Institute heralds the opening with a new Cinema Series.

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