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Centre for Chinese Research (CCR)

The Centre for Chinese Research (CCR) was formally established in 1992 with the following objectives:

  • to strengthen Chinese studies at UBC;
  • to encourage and coordinate research on China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, the overseas Chinese communities, and Canada's relationship with these areas;
  • to promote interaction among faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars doing research on China;
  • to facilitate linkages between scholars doing research on China at UBC with those in Asia; and
  • to promote a deeper understanding of China in Canada through outreach activities in local communities.

Through workshops, seminars, conferences, and publications, the Centre facilitates the exchange of research findings within the University and between the University and the community at large.

 The Centre for Chinese Research’s strong interdisciplinary focus and close ties to academic, international, policy-making, business, and local communities make it the main hub for the wide range of scholars at UBC working in all aspects of Chinese studies.

Site Credits

Examples of calligraphy were done by Mr. Yim Tse, former Head Librarian of the Asian Library, with text by Professor Emerita Yeh Chia-ying (Asian Studies) in honour of the CCR’s founding in 1992. Images were created by Mr. Gary Wang (M.A. student, Asian Studies), in consultation with Alison Bailey (Former CCR Director).

Work With Us

Part-time internship opportunities at the UBC Centre for Chinese Research (Position filled)

  • Two positions available immediately
  • 3-5 hours of work per week, minimum 3 month commitment
  • Open to UBC undergraduate students
  • Strong organizational skills required; Chinese literacy and web-design skills preferable
  • Unpaid


Position Responsibilities 

Interns will work with the CCR Director and staff on various Centre initiatives. These include: organizing and coordinating events; designing and maintaining websites and social media; conducting outreach with various UBC departments and units; drafting copy for advertisements, memos, and reports.

Desired Qualifications

Ideal candidates will possess strong organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail; ability to work both independently and in a team; strong communication skills in English and Chinese (written and spoken); experience with website design, event planning, digital marketing, and social media; original ideas for making academic research more accessible to the public; a proactive attitude towards problem-solving; and interest in Chinese language, history, culture, and/or current events. Internship positions require a minimum commitment of 3 hours of work per week for 3 months.

How to Apply

Create a single Word document containing: 1) one-page cover letter; 2) resumé; 3) contact information; and 4) work availability, and e-mail it to yangruan.lotus@gmail.com AND cecilia.leaf@gmail.com. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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