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.
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).