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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.

Learn Punjabi

Learn Punjabi

UBC offers one of the longest-standing Punjabi-language programs in the world, outside of South Asia.

Featured Course: Foundations of Chinese Thought

Featured Course: Foundations of Chinese Thought

Asia 371 “Foundations of Chinese Thought” represents the first time that a course in the Faculty of Arts at UBC will be taught in a “flipped classroom” mode.

The Admiral, shown in ASIA 356, is a story of Korea’s most admired pre-modern military hero, Yi Sun-si, and how he defeated Japanese invaders in the 16th century.

Featured Course: Korean Cinema

ASIA 356 will examine Korean film as a guide to the many political, social, and cultural changes Korea has undergone over the last couple of centuries.

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