Thursday, May 10th, 2018 Hong Kong and the Gold Mountain Dream

DateTimeLocation
Thursday, May 10, 20184:00PM - 6:00PMRichard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
8th floor, Robarts Library
130 St. George St
Toronto, ON

Series

Bernard H.K. Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies

Description

The York Centre for Asian Research and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library are co-presenting the Second Bernard H.K. Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies, titled “Hong Kong and the Gold Mountain Dream” on Thursday, May 10th, 2018 at 4-6PM. This seminar will take place at the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library (8th floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George St, Toronto).

We are pleased to announce that Professor Elizabeth Sinn from the University of Hong Kong and author of Pacific Crossing: California Gold, Chinese Migration, and the Making of Hong Kong will be the keynote speaker for this event. Professor Sinn will be speaking on Hong Kong as an “in-between place” during Chinese migration to California for various opportunities in the latter part of the 19th century. The concept of “in-between places” during migratory periods can also offer a new paradigm for migration studies, which typically only focus on the sending or receiving countries.

Other notable speakers and participants for the event include:

The Honorable Dr. Vivienne Poy, Chancellor Emerita at the U of T and retired Senator of Canada
Miss Florence Tsang, Deputy Director at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)
Professor Abidin Kusno, Director at the York Centre for Asian Research
Mr. Larry Alford, Chief Librarian at the University of Toronto Libraries
Professor Lisa Mar, Richard Charles Lee Chair in Chinese Canadian Studies at the U of T

This event is free of charge and light refreshments will be provided.

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Please RSVP before May 3rd by emailing events.rclchkl@utoronto.ca or by calling 416-946-8978.


Speakers

Professor Elizabeth Sinn
Keynote
University of Hong Kong

The Honorable Dr. Vivienne Poy
Speaker
Chancellor Emerita, U of T Retired Senator of Canada

Miss Florence Tsang
Speaker
Deputy Director at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Toronto

Professor Abidin Kusno
Speaker
Director, York Centre for Asian Research

Mr. Larry Alford
Speaker
Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Libraries

Professor Lisa Mar
Speaker
Richard Charles Lee Chair, Chinese Canadian Studies, U of T


Co-Sponsors

Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs

The York Centre for Asian Research

Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library

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