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UBC Cantonese Popular Culture Master Class lecture series – Season 2

 

粵語流行文化大師班系列第二季將於本星期五開始,今季嘉賓演講內容包括電影、電視、戲劇、文學、音樂、廣播、視覺藝術、日本文化、棟篤笑、網絡等等。詳情請瀏覽本課程網站及留意稍後公佈。

The Cantonese Popular Culture Master Class lecture series is back for the second season starting this Friday. We have an exciting lineup of speakers almost every week through April with topics including film, television, theatre, literature, music, radio, visual arts, Japanese culture, standup comedy, internet, etc. Please refer to our website at https://cantonese.arts.ubc.ca for registration details.

Cantonese Popular Culture Master Class Series – “Writing and Storytelling in Hong Kong 2.0”

Writing and Storytelling in Hong Kong 2.0

Cantonese Popular Culture Master Class Series – Ong Yi Hing, Hong Kong Writer

《香港文青樂與路及小說創作 2.0 》

粵語流行文化大師班講座系列 –  文學作家王貽興

 

Co-organized by Dramaonevan and UBC Department of Asian Studies

Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

Dramaonevan 一劇場與卑詩大學亞洲研究學系合辦

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處全力支持

 

Join us for an in-deep discussion of Hong Kong literature and storytelling with Hong Kong writer Mr. Ong Yi Hing. Dissect the challenges and critical moments on the creative journey of storytelling and share the literature writing experience from an insider perspective.

香港作家王貽興探討青年文學作家在香港這個獨特城市中如何走進自己的文學世界,解構創作路途中面對的問題和啟機,同時分享創作小說、散文等的創作過程和基本技巧

 

Program in Cantonese on Zoom

粵語講座於網上以 ZOOM 形式舉行

 

Moderators: Mr. Peter Poon, Ms. May Soo

主持人:潘煒強先生,蘇柔美小姐

 

Guest speaker: Mr. Ong Yi Hing 

嘉賓講者:王貽興先生

 

Date:Thursday January 28th, 2021

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm (Pacific time)

日期: 溫哥華時間二零二一年一月二十八號 晚上七至九時

報名 Registration: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eypyGxvsBYw4Ozj

Cantonese Popular Culture Master Class Series – “Hong Kong Drama Literature – The Birth of a Play”

In 2020 Summer, UBC Cantonese Language Program launched the Cantonese through Popular Culture Master Class Series (粵語流行文化大師班講座系列) for advanced students from CNTO 451, where experts from different industries were invited as guest speakers. Due to popular demand, the series was open to the public. We appreciate your heartfelt support.

The Cantonese Popular Culture Master Class Series is returning in January 2021 with a new list of guests with a wide range of specialties. The series will kick off with a guest lecture on January 22nd by Mr. Cheung Tat Ming, award-winning Hong Kong actor, scriptwriter, and director. Registration details are on our Facebook and Instagram @UBCCantonese, as well as Dramaone’s official website https://www.dramaone.ca

 

Hong Kong Drama Literature: The Birth of a Play

Cantonese Popular Culture Master Class Series – Cheung Tat Ming, Hong Kong Film Award Winner

《香港戲劇文學漫談 – 一個舞台劇本的誕生》

粵語流行文化大師班講座系列 – 金像演員張達明

 

Co-organized by Dramaonevan and UBC Department of Asian Studies

Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

Dramaonevan 一劇場與卑詩大學亞洲研究學系合辦

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處全力支持

 

Join us for a virtual fireside chat with Mr. Cheung Tat Ming, renowned Hong Kong actor and scriptwriter for theatre and film. Get an insider’s view of the creative journey of script writing and appreciate the wonders of theatre production.

香港著名舞台劇及電影編劇,篤棟笑演員張達明分享劇本創作體驗及一個舞台劇的誕生歷程,讓你了解舞台戲劇背後的想像和文字世界。

 

Program in Cantonese on Zoom

粵語講座於網上以 ZOOM 形式舉行

 

Moderators: Mr. Peter Poon, Ms. May Soo

主持人:潘煒強先生,蘇柔美小姐

 

Guest speaker: Mr. Cheung Tat Ming

嘉賓講者:張達明先生

 

Date:Friday January 22nd, 2021

Time: 7 pm – 9 pm (Pacific time)

日期: 溫哥華時間二零二一年一月二十二號 晚上七至九時

報名 Registration: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bK7AsJAg4upHGsd 

 

My Generation, My Love: A Multimedia Contest《我的年代、我的愛情》徵文、獨白及短片創作比賽

 

My Generation, My Love: A Multimedia Contest

《我的年代、我的愛情》徵文、獨白及短片創作比賽

 

Co-organized by Dramaone and UBC Department of Asian Studies

Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

Dramaone一劇場與卑詩大學亞洲研究學系合辦
香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處全力支持

 

Tales of romantic love from your generation are best told by YOU. Channel your feelings and values of love through three different media formats. Winners will be selected from each category respectively. 

只有你才可以代表你的年代、說出你的愛情故事
通過三個組別形式,讓你抒發屬於你年代的情感,同時籍此了解新一代的愛情觀, 每組各選出最突出的愛情故事。

 

Categories:

Essay: submit a Chinese essay (800 characters max)

Monologue: submit an audio recording in Cantonese or Mandarin (1-3 minutes)

Short film: submit a video in any language (8-10 minutes)

組别1: 徵文 – 800 字(中文)
組别2: 獨白 (1 至 3 分鐘 錄音獨白Monologue, 粤語組及普通話組)
組别3: 短片 (8-10 分鐘 短片short film, 不限語言)

 

Awards:

Short film: CAD$300 and a swag bag from UBC Asian Studies

Essay: CAD$100 and a swag bag from UBC Asian Studies

Monologue: CAD$100 and a swag bag from UBC Asian Studies

奬項及奬品
短片組(Short Film)
金奬($300現金奬) 及 卑詩大學亞洲研究學系禮物包
文章組 (Article)
金奬($100現金奬) 及 卑詩大學亞洲研究學系禮物包
獨白(Monologue )
金奬($100現金奬) 及 卑詩大學亞洲研究學系禮物包

 

Eligibility:

All residents of Canada

参加資格: 加拿大全國居民

 

Submission method and deadline:

Please submit your entries by email to dramaonevan@gmail.com by January 24, 2021.

請於截止日期前將參賽作品電郵到dramaonevan@gmail.com

截止日期: 2021年1月24日

 

Adjudicators:

Mr. Peter Poon, Artistic Director, Dramaone 

Ms. May Soo, Executive Director, Dramaone 

Mr. Yi Hing Ong, Writer, Director, and Actor

評判: 潘煒強、蘇柔美及王貽興

 

Online Contest:

Submitted entries will be played in a public Zoom meeting on February 12, 2021, where the adjudicating panel will select and announce the winners. Award-winning works will be available online in the future. 

決賽日: 2021年2月12日於綱上以 ZOOM 形式舉行,即場將播放參賽作品,現場公佈結果。

優勝作品將於往後線上播出。

 

In case of disputes, the organizers reserve the right to make the final decision.

如有任何爭議,主辦機構將保留最終決定權。

 

Shortcuts to Learning and Teaching Cantonese

Inaugurating online event of our program’s 5th Anniversary: “Shortcuts to Learning and Teaching Cantonese” presented by authors Cream Lee and Shin Kataoka (Department of Linguistics and Modern Language Studies, EDUHK). The textbook is being used by Cantonese programs across the world.
卑詩大學粵語五週年活動首炮:多間學校採用粵語課本 “A Shortcut to Cantonese” 作者李燕萍老師及片岡新老師(香港教育大學)主講,網上粵語講座「廣東話教與學速成」。
Program in Cantonese
粵語線上講座

Vancouver Time: November 6, 2020 (Friday) 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

温哥華時間 十一月六號 (星期五)晚上六點半至七點半

 

Registration 登記: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jIrAygPWyMOt5r

People

Sharalyn Orbaugh
Professor Asian Studies and Department Head
sharalyn.orbaugh@ubc.ca

Zoe Lam
Sessional Lecturer, Asian Studies
zoe.lam@ubc.ca

Raymond Pai
Director, Cantonese Program Lecturer, Asian Studies
raymond.pai@ubc.ca

Liam Doherty
Sessional Lecturer, Asian Studies
liam.doherty@ubc.ca

Hedy Law
Assistant Professor, Musicology
hedy.law@ubc.ca

Leo K. Shin
Associate Professor, History and Asian Studies Convenor, Hong Kong Studies Initiative Co-Director, Centre for Chinese Research
leo.shin@ubc.ca

Qian Wang
Director, Chinese Language Program Senior Instructor, Asian Studies
qian.wang@ubc.ca

Henry Yu
Associate Professor, History Principal, St. John’s College
henry.yu@ubc.ca

 

 

Sonia Kung
2020 Winter Terms Work Learn Program Assistant, Asian Studies
soniatyk@mail.ubc.ca

 

Sonija Leung
2020 Winter Terms Teaching Assistant, Asian Studies

Chole Tang
2020 Winter Terms Teaching Assistant, Asian Studies

Bianca Chui
2020 Winter Terms Teaching Assistant, Asian Studies

Natalie Pak
2020 Winter Terms Teaching Assistant, Asian Studies

Cantonese through Popular Culture Master class Guest Lecture Series 粵語流行文化大師班講座系列

Throughout the journey of language learning, culture is one indispensable and essential element in the learning process. To provide a more immersive experience to students with lasting impact, UBC Cantonese invited numerous guest speakers from various areas connected to popular culture including the entertainment industry, literature and theatre, and the academia, etc., to share the many aspects of Cantonese learning and cultural experience with the UBC students.

In 2020 Summer, UBC Cantonese launched “Cantonese through Popular Culture Master class Guest Lecture Series 粵語流行文化大師班講座系列, “open to UBC CNTO 451 students and the public. UBC Cantonese invites guests to share their experience in different industries in an online virtual setting. Guest speakers have been invited to the CNTO 451 Advanced Cantonese through Popular Culture course, including Yi-Hing Ong, Milk Ng, Chris Shum, Hedy Law, Steven U, Mary Lo and Benjamin Au Yeung, who shared insights and compelling personal stories in their expertise with the students. The Cantonese students not only got to hone their language skills through regular course lectures, but they also had a rare peek into the real Cantonese speaking world through the many different lenses of the talented guest speakers.

The upcoming Master Class Guest lecture will be on August 13th, presented by Mr. Benjamin Au Yeung. Guest Benjamin Au Yeung (Ben Sir) is a scholar in Linguistics, a host, actor and former senior lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Department of Chinese Language and Literature. Registration details will be released soon on UBC Cantonese social media handles.

The UBC Cantonese Language Program will continue to invite and involve guests from different areas in the Cantonese world to provide students with hands-on and unique learning experience through popular culture.

Combating Covid-19 Cantonese Lyrics Competition 抗疫時代 粵語填詞比賽

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the UBC Cantonese program and boost student creativity in the time of quarantine, the UBC Cantonese, UBC School of Music, and 3721 Productions organized the “Combating COVID-19 Cantonese Lyrics Competition” in mid – March 2020.

The competition aimed to inspire students interested in Music, Cantonese, and Asian cultures to keep up their good works in the quarantine.

“We are organizing this competition because we are tired of all the cancellations happening everywhere. We want UBC students to process their experiences of COVID-19 through writing lyrics for a Cantopop song.” — Dr. Hedy Law⁠

The winner’s song will be produced and released on iTunes and Spotify in June this year.

Ms. Mini Choi, Mr. Chris Shum, Mr. Yi-Hing Ong, were invited to join as the adjudicators for this competition. All the adjudicators are the top industry professionals in Hong Kong, familiar with Cantonese pop culture and provide professional opinions to UBC student participants. They also have joined UBC advanced Cantonese class CNTO 451 as guest speakers during their visit to Vancouver.

UBC Cantonese had received many amazing works from students from Cantonese and Music classes. In May 2020, 5 outstanding works had been selected, including Winner Emily Liang, Co-runner-ups Kristy Chan and Natalie Kwok, and two honourable mentions Cindy Chow and Vinci Fong.

This competition is a unique first-ever collaboration between all the organizing institutions. It provides a fantastic opportunity for students to blossom in such a difficult time. As this competition brought a marvellous experience, more and more wonderful events would be happened soon.

The 2nd UBC Cantonese Singing Contest 第二屆卑詩大學粵語歌唱比賽 [CANCELLED 活動取消]

Preliminary round – February 6-7th, 2020 |初賽 – 2020 年 2 月 6-7 號
Final – March 27th 26th, 2020|決賽 – 2020 年 3 月 27 26


Announcements 最新消息

3/11/2020: Due to increasing safety concerns, we regret to announce the 2nd UBC Cantonese Singing Contest has been cancelled this year. We express our sincerest gratitude for the participation and support of all student contestants, guests, judges, sponsors, and volunteers, as well as the general public. We hope to host the next contest in the near future. 基於安全考慮,我哋遺憾宣佈將取消第二屆卑詩大學粵語歌唱比賽。在此感激所有參賽者、嘉賓、評判及工作人員努力及大衆支持。我哋期望不久將來再舉行下一屆賽事。

3/2/2020: Due to current public health and safety concerns, the 2nd UBC Cantonese Singing Contest has been rescheduled to Thursday March 26, 2020 broadcast live online from UBC campus to a global audience. Please stay tuned for more details and updates! 鑒於目前公衆衛生及安全考慮,第二屆卑詩大學粵語歌唱比賽將改於 2020 年 3 月 26 日星期四晚上 7 點正全球網上直播,大家可安坐家中欣賞賽事。請留意稍後更多詳情公佈。

2/16/2020: Free tickets will soon be available by RSVP. Please stay tuned for registration details. 決賽免費入場門票即將接受登記,請密切留意本頁嘅消息!

2/14/2020: Congratulations to the following finalists 恭喜以下決賽入圍選手:

  • Cantonese as First Language 母語組 - Cindy Chow, Brian Chum, Capri Kong, Teresa Tsang, Ernest Tse, Davin Wong, Young Sixteen
  • Cantonese as Additional Language 非母語組 - Cathy Du, Wenjing Guo & Yingqi Ouyang, Miko Hu & Nemorino Xu, Lin Li, Weiyoung Tan, Jessica Wang
  • Non-UBC Invitational 友校邀請組 - Winnie Hui (Kwantlen), Kenith Lam (SFU), Kelvin Leung (SFU), Samantha Mo (SFU), Jason Pang (SFU), Ernest Yung (Capilano), 薄情哥 (SFU - Aston Fong, Kelvin Leung, Dereck So, Danson Wong)
Many thanks to everyone who participated making this a very competitive event. Please join us on March 27th for the exciting final competition! 本屆賽事競爭激烈,感謝所有參賽者踴躍參與。請於 3 月 27 號光臨欣賞決賽精彩節目!

2/8/2020: Thanks to all contestants who participated in the preliminary round. We will announce the list of finalists soon. Stay tuned! 多謝所有參與初賽嘅同學。我哋好快會公佈決賽嘅入圍名單,請密切留意本頁嘅消息!

2/1/2020: Registration for contestants has closed. Registered individuals will be contacted to participate in the preliminary round. 比賽已截止報名,我哋會聯絡參賽者安排初賽事宜。

1/15/2020: The 2nd UBC Cantonese Singing Contest is open to registration for contestants now! Please register by completing the registration form by January 31. 第二屆卑詩大學粵語歌唱比賽已開始接受報名!請喺 1 月 31 日或之前填妥報名表格。

 

 

Rules and Regulations 比賽規則

There will be three streams in this competition:

(1) 母語組 UBC - Cantonese as First Language
(2) 非母語組 UBC - Cantonese as an Additional Language
(3) 友校組 Non-UBC

1. Contestant Eligibility and Requirements  

1.1. This competition is open to all students who are currently enrolled in the University of British Columbia (for the "Cantonese as First Language" and "Cantonese as an Additional Language" divisions) or other post-secondary institutions (for the "Non-UBC" division), which include but are not limited to undergraduate, graduate, unclassified, and exchange students. In the interest of fairness, organizing committees' members and prior winners are not eligible to sign up as contestants.

1.2. All songs must be performed in Cantonese. A ratio of two to eight in other languages, for instance, English and Mandarin, is acceptable if necessary.

1.3. If desired, musical accompaniment in the form of an MP3 file must be submitted by January 31, 2020 via this link:

https://airtable.com/invite/l?inviteId=invrM9NXciNzAoteL&inviteToken=c581bcc095a3d5aa7429b70b80202c548cb59d32d8a17d075c8e6c7dfd19f989

You will be asked to sign up for an account for free.

The MP3 file must not be longer than the time limit (2 minutes for preliminary rounds and 4 minutes for the final round), and it must not contain main vocals, but backing vocals are acceptable. Alternatively, contestants may play their live instruments as musical accompaniment. Contestants must bring their own musical instruments if they choose to play live instruments. Please note that the time limit includes the time to set up your instrument.

1.4. Adjudicators will rate one's performance based on five criteria. The weighting of the criteria is as follows: 

“Cantonese as First Language” Category:          

  1. 15% Accuracy in Cantonese Pronunciation and Articulation    
  2. 25% Voice and Singing Technique                        
  3. 30% Precision in Pitch and Rhythm     
  4. 15% Artistry and Musicianship (for solo performances) /15% Vocal arrangement and harmony  (for group performances)                           
  5. 15% Overall Stage Manners                                 

“Cantonese as an Additional Language” Category:

  1. 20% Accuracy in Cantonese Pronunciation and Articulation        
  2. 20% Voice and Singing Technique                         
  3. 30% Precision in Pitch and Rhythm    
  4. 15% Artistry and Musicianship (for solo performances) /15% Vocal arrangement and harmony  (for group performances)                        
  5. 15% Overall Stage Manners 

“Non-UBC” Category:

  1. 15% Accuracy in Cantonese Pronunciation and Articulation    
  2. 25% Voice and Singing Technique                        
  3. 30% Precision in Pitch and Rhythm     
  4. 15% Artistry and Musicianship (for solo performances) /15% Vocal arrangement and harmony  (for group performances)               
  5. 15% Overall Stage Manners              

1.5. Illegal or controlled substances, alcohol, or weapons are not permitted at the audition and the final competition.

2. The Preliminary Competition (The Audition)

2.1. Please refer to the document of General Information listed on the official website for detailed information of the time and dates for the Preliminary Round.

    1. Local contestants (both UBC and non-UBC students) are required to attend the audition in person within a given time slot.  Anyone who did not attend the preliminary round is not allowed to perform in the final round.
    2. Contestants need to report with their school Student ID to the registration table outside the proposed contest venue, 10 minutes before the start of the preliminary competition. 
    3. Contestants reporting late will lose their designated time slot, and will not be guaranteed a new time slot.
    4. Each contestant are provided 2 minutes to perform their chosen song.
    5. Non-local contestants in the non-UBC stream are required to submit a 2-minutes video of their performances. No editing, trimming and modifications are allowed.
    6. Various units from each category will be selected to proceed to the final round of the competition. 

3. The Final Round

3.1. The final round will be held on Friday, March 27th, 2020, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

3.2. All finalists are required to report with their UBC Student ID (for UBC Categories) or a photo ID (for Non-UBC Categories) to the registration table at the competition venue according to  time stated in the confirmation email.

3.3. Each finalist will be invited to sing a song of their choice with a time length that is no more than 4 minutes. The song can be different from the one at the preliminary round.

4. General Competition Rules  

4.1 Each contestant/group is entitled to compete for the First, Second and Third Prize in the respective category. The Audience Choice Award will be given to the most popular unit selected by live audience voting.

4.2. Organizer may request contestants to participate in additional activities relating to the competition, including interviews and appearances at promotional, publicity, and sponsorship activities.

4.3. Contestants should acknowledge that the interests of the competition is prioritized, and organizers reserve the right to make any final decisions regarding the competition.

4.4. At all times during the competition, the organizer reserves the right of veto over the choice of song, even where contestants have been permitted to select that song. Please note that we reserve rights to disqualify contestants with songs that contain inappropriate language, political ideas and violent thoughts.

4.4. Organizer is not responsible for an absence of a contestant for any reason. 

4.5. Organizer has the right to require proof of identity and/or eligibility. Failure to provide such proof within a reasonable time could result in disqualification from the competition.

4.6. All personal details and information requested by and supplied to organizer by each contestant must be truthful, accurate and in no way misleading. Failing to do so will result in disqualification otherwise.

4.7. Organizer reserves the right to amend the competition rules or terminate the competition at any time without any liability to contestants.

4.8. Organizer reserves the right to replace any disqualified contestants with another contestant that may have been previously eliminated from the competition. The choice of replacement is determined at the committees' discretion. 

4.9. Contestants must behave appropriately and obey the competition rules at all times. Violation of the rules will result in disqualification. Organizer retains the final decision regarding any cases of violation and disqualification. 

4.10. By participating in the competition, contestants agree to waive any and all claims they may now and in the future have against, and release from all liability. Contestants also promise not to sue the competition organizers and their volunteers, agents or representatives for any personal injuries, death and property damages, expenses or loss sustained by the contestant as a result of their participation in the competition due to any cause.  

4.11. These competition rules are additional to the terms and conditions of the Registration Forms signed by the contestant.

You are invited to view the website, program booklet, and photo album of the First UBC Cantonese Singing Contest.

For inquiries, please contact the organizing committee of the Second UBC Cantonese Singing Contest at ubccantonesesc@gmail.com.

 

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Cantonese Fun Night 2019 粵夜粵繽 Fun

On Friday, November 23rd 2019, over 150 students from various courses in the Cantonese Language Program spent their evening surrounded by music, food, and movie entertainment with their instructors and teaching assistants.

The three-hour event kicked off with karaoke and mahjong. Students grabbed this opportunity to socialize with each other. Others took their time to select Cantonese songs to sing with their friends. Different forms of entertainment kept all audience excited while waiting for their peers’ delicious home-made food to arrive.

Over 50 dishes were presented on the dining table. Moreover, students voted for their favourite dish to support their peers and awarded three groups with the “Most popular dish” title who received prizes.

Following the award ceremony, students were all ready to watch the movie ‘A Home with a View’. Instructors, teaching assistants, and students laughed and enjoyed the movie together. Everyone left the night happy making new friends and forming stronger bonds.

The 2nd Annual Cantonese Fun Night provided opportunities for students from the beginning and intermediate classes to mingle and share their passion of Cantonese learning. We would like to thank all faculty members, teaching assistants, and student volunteers, whose efforts made the event again another great success.