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Learn Japanese

Learn Japanese

See our full listing of JAPN courses being offered this summer!

ASIA 377 – History of Korean Thought

ASIA 377 – History of Korean Thought

Register now Understanding the quickly-shifting religious landscape of East-Asia is important for anyone who interacts with the region or studies it. Korea offers a matchless blend of global and local tradition, and is changing rapidly. Therefore, understanding Korean spirituality offers the student a unique view on the spirituality of the 21st century. In this course […]

What You Need to Know About Cinematic Culture and the Depiction of Muslims in South Asia

What You Need to Know About Cinematic Culture and the Depiction of Muslims in South Asia

Term One – ASIA 438: The Cinematic Lives of Muslims in South Asia Register now This 400 level course introduces students to the study of film as this media has informed culture, politics and subjectivity in the South Asian context. Film was introduced in South Asia during the British era, but media scholars concur this […]

ASIA 373 History of Hong Kong

ASIA 373 History of Hong Kong

This year’s course explores the history, culture, and identities of Hong Kong from the port’s pre-colonial settings in the early nineteenth century to its post-colonial contexts. Register now Its goals are to help students develop the language and tools to understand the metamorphoses of this most unusual metropolis as well as to further their skills […]

Featured Course: ASIA 441B Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

Featured Course: ASIA 441B Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

Story of the Stone (石頭記, also known by its alternate title A Dream of Red Mansions, 紅樓夢) is the most accessible of China’s pre-modern novels for a variety of reasons we will explore during the semester.

Featured Course: ASIA 441A Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

Featured Course: ASIA 441A Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation

Three Kingdoms, the first of the “great six” pre-modern masterworks of Chinese fiction, coalesced into a full-length novel sometime around 1500 and has remained popular ever since, never more so than at the present moment.

Learn Sanskrit

Learn Sanskrit

With a history that stretches from the early 2nd millennium BCE to the present Sanskrit is a language that provides the essential keys for understanding the history, culture and knowledge systems of South Asia. See below for our selection of 2016W SANS courses!

Learn Chinese

Learn Chinese

Since offering its first Chinese language courses in 1957-1958, UBC has developed one of the most comprehensive programs of Chinese studies in North America.   200 Level   300 Level   400 Level

Featured Courses: Punjabi Film and Literature

Featured Courses: Punjabi Film and Literature

Everyone has heard about Bollywood, but that is not the only game in town!

Featured Course: Asia 325 Hong Kong Cinema

Featured Course: Asia 325 Hong Kong Cinema

Studying Hong Kong cinema allows students to understand the global reach of a major international industry and the local expression of Hong Kong identity through visual spectacle, story, style, stars, and sound.

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