A man carries a sign saying: “I love Cantonese”. With more than 80 million speakers globally, it remains a vital and useful language. Photo: AFP
A man carries a sign saying: “I love Cantonese”. With more than 80 million speakers globally, it remains a vital and useful language. Photo: AFP
Brian Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Brian Chan, Kevin Hsu  and Jamie Tam

Why Stanford University must strengthen, rather than cut, its Cantonese courses

  • The plan damages the university’s global reputation and undermines its self-professed commitment to diversity
  • As the most widely-spoken Sinitic language other than Mandarin, Cantonese offers a more pluralistic understanding of China

A man carries a sign saying: “I love Cantonese”. With more than 80 million speakers globally, it remains a vital and useful language. Photo: AFP
A man carries a sign saying: “I love Cantonese”. With more than 80 million speakers globally, it remains a vital and useful language. Photo: AFP
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