Archive for May 19th, 2006

Questions from a high school kid, Caucasian

Friday, May 19th, 2006

A SFU professor drove his son here months ago to find the texts of Kuai Ban Shu (快板书). We found a couple of books in the stack, but a whole lot more online, with AV clips. They came back to thank me today, and shared the great news — he has won this year’s “Chinese […]

British Library sets sights on the East

Friday, May 19th, 2006

China and India – already braced to become two of the world’s greatest economic powers – are now expected to become two of its most important academic powerhouses. The British Library – renowned for collecting books, journals and artefacts from across the globe – is set to shift its focus from Western Europe towards China […]

Hong Kong Philanthropist Pledges $4M for New UBC Residence, Cultural Centre

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Hong Kong-based philanthropist Dr. Simon K.Y. Lee has pledged $4 million Cdn to build an international student residence and cultural centre at The University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus that will increase academic and research partnerships and bring together two of the top-rated universities in the world. More

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