Course of the Week

ASIA 351: Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

ASIA 351: Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

Reading of selected novels and stories written between 1750 and the present.

ASIA 302: Theravada Buddhism

ASIA 302: Theravada Buddhism

Taught by Dr. Jessica Main, this course will focus on the history, story, and culture of the major form of Buddhism primarily focused on the regions of Sri Lanka, and mainland Southeast Asia, including southern Vietnam, parts of southern China, spread to Nepal, and modern global diffusion.

ASIA 394: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema

ASIA 394: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema

Taught by Dr. Nasrin Askari, this course will analyze the gender politics, family relationships, and women’s social, economic, and political roles in post-revolutionary Iran as shown through Iranian cinema. Be sure to register soon!      

ASIA 398: Narrative Literature in Premodern India

ASIA 398: Narrative Literature in Premodern India

Our featured course this week is ASIA 398 Narrative Literature in Premodern India.

Medieval & Early Modern Punjabi Literature | Documenting Punjabi Canada

Medieval & Early Modern Punjabi Literature | Documenting Punjabi Canada

PUNJ 402:Medieval & Early Modern Punjabi Literature Wāris Shāh’s Hīr In this class, we will read Waris Shah’s mid-18th century version of the story of Hīr and Rānjha, Punjab’s most famous star-crossed lovers (often compared with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet). We will read this, the most renowned version of the story, in both Gurmukhi (the […]

Hong Kong-related courses in Winter 2017

Hong Kong-related courses in Winter 2017

UBC to offer a slate of Hong Kong-related courses in Winter 2017.

SANS 300-400: Introduction to the Sanskrit Language

SANS 300-400: Introduction to the Sanskrit Language

Studying Sanskrit is the key to unlocking many aspects of the rich cultural heritage of India!

ASIA 354: Introduction to Japanese Cinema

ASIA 354: Introduction to Japanese Cinema

Register now Instructor: Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu Dr. Yoshimizu’s postdoctoral project is concerned with ways in which contemporary Japanese popular culture represents the history of Japanese women who engaged in sex work in British Columbia and the state of Washington in the early 20th century. She is particularly interested in studying Japanese women’s non-fiction writings on […]

ASIA 208: Cultural Foundations of South Asia

ASIA 208: Cultural Foundations of South Asia

Register now Instructor: Dr. Allison Busch Allison Busch is Visiting Associate Professor of Hindi-Urdu literature in the department of Asian Studies. She received her Ph.D. in Hindi literature from the University of Chicago in 2003. Her expertise is in the early modern period (c. 1500-1800), with a special interest in India’s courtly traditions. Her book […]

ASIA 254: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film

ASIA 254: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film

Register now Instructor: Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu Dr. Yoshimizu’s postdoctoral project is concerned with ways in which contemporary Japanese popular culture represents the history of Japanese women who engaged in sex work in British Columbia and the state of Washington in the early 20th century. She is particularly interested in studying Japanese women’s non-fiction writings on […]

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