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9月27日，在老地方C. K. Choi Building，我們不見不散。
What is “Hua”?
Here in Vancouver, we encounter “Chinese” every day: “Chinese people” “Chinese culture” “Chinese Canadian” “culturally Chinese” “Chinatown” and apparently “Chinese” people identifying themselves “I am Chinese” or “I am not Chinese”. The definition of “Chinese” seems problematic.
At the same time, the Chinese term “Hua” is rarely used in English while it is often used by Chinese communities around the world as an identity marker that attempts to transcend political boundaries—“Hongkonger” “Taiwanese” “Canadian” etc. However, the identity of “Hua” is also problematic: it has been adopted, redefined or rejected by members of different Chinese communities, and it has been used as a cultural, ethnic and political concept for various interests.
So, who are you?
On Tuesday, Sept 27, join us in an discussion at C. K. Choi Building to exchange your views on the identity of “Hua” and “Chinese people”. We hope to promote understanding as well as critical thinking through sharing and listening to personal stories that shaped who we are today.
*The event is FREE and light refreshments will be provided.
**We encourage you to use the language you are most comfortable with. We will provide translation in the event.
[About UBC Hua Dialogue]
Established in 2014, UBC Hua Dialogue is a student-led platform for discussions of social, cultural and political issues related to the Hua-communities. Our value is “listen, share, respect” and we welcome students of all background and identities to join us.
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