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Living with China in an Era of Great Power Rivalry: Canadian Options

"Universality, Cultural Difference, and the Construction of Philosophy as 'Western'" 

By Dr. Franklin Perkins
Department of Philosophy
University of Hawai’i at Manoa

March 19 and 20, 2018

"Asian Robots and Orientalism"

Dr. Simon Kow, University of King's College
7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Alumni Hall, King's College
6350 Coburg Road, Halifax  


Lecture by Dr. Francesco D'Arelli
Director of the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal

Monday, April 3, 2017
3:30 pm – Room 303

Dalhousie Student Union Building

Reception and Film Screening to follow


All Are Welcome / 欢迎光临


Lecture by Dr. Simon Kow,
Associate Professor of Humanities

Wednesday, 27 January 2016
7:30 pm – KTS Lecture Hall

2nd Floor, Academic Building
University of King's college


"Sino-Canadian Relations: Past, Present and Future"

Public Lecture by Professor Hao Qian (Shanghai International Studies University).

Wednesday, October 14th
Lord Dalhousie Room, Henry Hicks A & A Building


(Co-organized with Dalhousie Centre for Foreign Policy Studies, with support from the SMU Confucius Institute) 

"Is Enlightenment a Result or a Condition of Practice? Buddhism’s 4th-6th Century Transit from India to China”

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7:30 pm

Dr. Douglas Berger, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Southern Illinois University
Location: KTS Lecture Hall, 2nd Floor, King’s Academic Building

FASS Fall 2015 MacKay Lecture Series: Multilingualism Matters -- Beyond Babel

Learn more on the FASS website.

Lecture Series:
"Confucian China in a Changing World Cultural Order"
By Roger T. Ames, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Time: 7:00pm, Oct. 23, 2014
Place: KTS Lecture Hall, NAB, King's College

Lecture Series:
Centuries of Dialogue: Asia and the West

Lecture Series:
"China in Enlightenment Political Thought"
By Dr. Simon Kow, King's College 

Time: 7:00pm, Sept. 11, 2014
Place: KTS Lecture Hall, NAB, King's College

Contemporary Film and Culture of Global Taiwan

March 4, 2014 at 7:00pm

With Dr. Sheng-Mei Ma, Department of English, Michigan State University

Scotia Bank Auditorium, McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
6135 University Avenue
Dalhousie University

"War against the Earth": Military Farming in Communist Manchuria, 1949-1975

January 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

With Dr. Xiaoping Sun, Department of History, Saint Mary's University

Room 1170, McCain Building





Celebrating the Year of the Rat


2020 Chinese New Year’s
Class Dumpling Party

二零二零年一月二十五号,星期六, 晚上五点
5:00 pm, Saturday, January 25, 2019

(Open only to Chinese Studies students)

Chinese Studies Meet and Greet(Celebrating the Moon Festival)

4:00 - 5:00 pm,  Wednesday, September 18, 2019
 Fireside Lounge, McCain Arts and Social Science Building

There will be snacks, soft drinks, and MOON CAKES. This is a chance to meet fellow students and faculty, sign up for the Chinese Studies Student Society,  facilitate friendships between Canadian and Chinese students, and generally have a good time.



By Master Calligrapher Dr. Lei Jiang
Friday, November 2, 2018
11:35 am -12:25 pm, McCain 2018
McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building
Dalhousie University

Movie Night 2018


Movie Night

Screening Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine
In Chinese with English Subtitles
Introduction by Dr. Shannon Brownlee
Instructor for CHIN 3050 Asian Cinema
6:00 pm, Monday, February 13, 2017
Room 1009, Rowe Management Building

All Are Welcome / 欢迎光临


Please click here for more details.

Movie Night

Screening Gordon Chan's Painted Skin
Short Introductory lecture by
Dr. Shannon Brownlee,
Instructor for CHIN 3050 Asian Cinema
7:00 pm, Monday, January 25, 2016
Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre


Movie Night

Screening Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away.
Short introductory lecture by Dr. Anthony Enns, instructor for CHIN 3050 Asian Cinema.
7:00pm, Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre


Playing at the Atlantic Film Festival

Chinese Film, Coming Home (归来Guilai)
Directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Gong Li and Chen Daoming
7:30pm, September 16, 2014
at Park Lane Cinemas


Movie Night

Screening David Cronenberg's M. Butterfly.
Short introductory lecture the film by Dr. Shannon Brownlee of Film Studies.

7:30 pm, Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Room 406, Dalhousie Arts Centre