June 2019

Dinner Presentation: Engineering Marvels in China

Organized by the Richmond/Delta Branch

Status: Online registration is now closed. For space availability please contact [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM–6:30 PM: Registration and Networking
6:30 PM–7:15 PM: Dinner
7:15 PM–8:15 PM: Presentation followed by Q&A
Location: The Buffet At the River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd, Richmond, BC

(The Buffet is located above the casino floor and we have booked the private function room for this event).

Parking: Free parking is available in the parkade west of the casino on the north side of River Road. Alternatively, standard parking rates apply in the covered lot. (Please avoid the parkade to the south as it is a pay commuter parking lot).
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Members and guests: $50.00 + GST = $52.50
Student Members of the association: $25.00 + GST = $26.25

Cost includes buffet dinner.
Contact: For more information, please contact the Richmond/Delta Branch at [email protected].
Note: To help us predict our catering needs, please register by Friday, June 7, 2019.
Please join the Richmond/Delta Branch for its upcoming dinner presentation titled, “Engineering Marvels in China”. This fascinating presentation will delve through a history of some of China’s incredible mega-structures; starting with Dujiangyan in Sichuan, a water diversion project built 2,000 years ago that still functions to this day. The engineer in charge of this project is one of the very few named engineers in Chinese history, even though they have been responsible for mega-projects through the millennia, and still are today.

About the Presenter

Dr. Diana Lary is a Professor Emerita of History at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Lary specializes in Modern Chinese history and her current research interests include Chinese Migration (especially internal), Canada and Hong Kong connections, Chinese military, the impact of warfare on Chinese society; regionalism in China, focusing on Shandong and Guangxi provinces; the Zhuang people of southern China; and color symbolism in Chinese culture.

After Graduating from the University of London, Dr. Lary held many positions in addition to her teaching appointments including: Director, Centre of Chinese Research, Institute of Asian Research, UBC; Co-Director, Canada & Hong Kong Project, Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, Toronto; General Editor, UBC Press Series on Modern China; Research Associate, David See-Chai Lam Centre, Simon Fraser University; External Advisor, Hong Kong Culture Project, University of Hong Kong; Researcher at the Asia Pacific Foundation.

Some of her recent publications include China’s Republic (Cambridge University Press, 2007), The Chinese State at the Borders (University of British Columbia Press, 2007), The Chinese People at War (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and Chinese Migrations (Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2012).


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  • Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to 35 attendees.

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