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UBC’s Asian Studies Department is the flagship Asian Studies department in Canada and is widely acknowledged as one of the finest in North America. It has over 20 regular faculty members, specializing in the languages, literature, religion, thought, and history of East and South Asia. It offers instruction in multiple Asian languages (Cantonese, Modern Chinese, Classical Chinese, Modern Japanese, Classical Japanese, Korean, Hindi-Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, and Sanskrit) and a wide range of courses on the cultures of East, South, and Southeast Asia.
The two graduate degree programs in Asian Studies, Master of Arts (M.A.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), attract students from across Canada and around the world. Graduates have gone on to careers in business, public service, and academia, including faculty at universities in North America (Toronto, McGill, Waterloo, Harvard, Stanford) and throughout Europe and Asia (Leipzig, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Tunghai University, Oita University).
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Programs: Master of Arts in Asian Studies | Doctor of Philosophy in Asian Studies
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