Annual Events

UBC Japanese Programme Open House
March 10, 2014

Explore various aspects of Japanese culture and be inspired to study the Japanese language. The event will be a wonderful celebration of our students' work at all levels (100 to 400-levels) through brilliant showcases, presentations and performances.

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Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference
March 19, 2013

Graduate Student Conference 2014 With Keynote Speaker Daisuke Miyao (University of Oregon) Saturday, April 5th, 2014 10:00 AM Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall (map) Free and open to the public – registration required 2013 Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference On March 9, 2013, Asian Studies MA and PhD students hosted the second annual UBC […]

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Asian Studies Annual Careers Night
January 26, 2013

Are you interested in finding out what careers exist in Asian Studies? Annually, we invite some of our most notable alumni back to UBC. Our Careers Nights are famous for our free and scrumptious catered dinners, invaluable advice from our amazing alumni, and our awesome free Asian Studies swag! These annual events, held in February or […]

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Lunar New Year Celebration

2017 Lunar New Year Celebration On January 27th, 2017 the Department of Asian Studies will be hosting our annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Come to the Asian Centre and participate in fun activities that will celebrate the cultures of China and Korea. Save the date and stay tuned for more details. Friday, January 27th, 2017 […]

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The John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies
November 7, 2012

The 2017 John Howes lecture in Japanese Studies Stolen Secrets: Intercepting Dispatches between Wartime Berlin and Japan With guest speaker Dr. Peter Kornicki (Emeritus Professor of Japanese at Cambridge University) Thursday, November 16, 2017 6pm Lecture Followed by a reception Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver Free & open to the public. Registration required.  […]

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Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

The Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program celebrates the rich life of Punjabi language and culture and its importance in BC, in memory of a woman who  shared such passions. Our goal is to call attention to important new scholarship on Punjabi language and culture and bring it to our students and the broader Vancouver area […]

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Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lectures

The Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lectures are made possible by the generous support of Messrs. Alex and Chi Shum Watt in honour of their mother, the late Mrs. Wat, and her passion for Chinese literature and culture. 2017 Lecture With guest speaker Professor Barbara Mittler from the University of Heidelberg and author of A Continuous […]

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Virani Lecture Series in Islamic Studies
November 5, 2012

2013 Virani Lecture Thursday, March 14th, 2013 – The Pity of Partition, Manto’s Life Times and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide With guest speaker Professor Ayesha Jalal Amir and Yasmin Virani are second generation Ugandans who have adopted Canada as their home. Their incredible story gives an insight into their life, and their experiences provide […]

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