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Hong Kong Studies Initiative: 2017 in Review

Here is the 2017 recap of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative.

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Dr Slingerland in the News

Confucius Says Ease Off the New Year's Resolutions, According to Author Edward Slingerland.

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Ajay Bhardwaj, Asian Studies PhD student, helps UBC pave the way for new conceptions of PhD research and theses

In an Op-Ed to the Vancouver Sun, dean and vice-provost for graduate and postdoctoral studies at UBC, Susan Porter, defends doctoral education and highlights the UBC students redifining it with exciting new research.

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A Third Gender, co-conceived by Dr. Joshua Mostow, celebrated as one of the best Art Shows in NYC

Included at #5 on their list of Top 20 NYC Art Shows in 2017, Hyperallergic writes that the show was "Ambitious and in-depth, [while illustrating] the myriad ways wakashu have been depicted, making clear how non-binary expressions of gender in the Edo period were not just widely accepted but regarded as standard."

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Dr. Ross King interviewed by The Korea Herald about K-pop’s influence on Korean studies

Dr. Ross King was recently featured in an interview by The Korea Herald where he discussed how “K-pop is definitely a big motivation for students who want to learn beginner Korean" and about how the modern studies of Korean culture and language have changed over the years.

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Ross King Interviewed by Hamyaari Media on UBC’s Persian Program

As an Asian Studies department that covers not only East Asia, but other parts of Asia as well, UBC Asian Studies has been particularly keen to add courses in Persian language and Iranian Studies for many years because of the centrality of Persian language, literature and literary culture for more than a thousand years to Central and South Asia.

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PhDivas interviews Kiran Sunar on Punjabi Legacies & Queer of Color Community

PhDivas interviews Asian Studies PhD student Kiran Sunar about Rupi Kaur and the power of Instagram poetry, disgraceful Canadian histories, and the importance of ice cream to queer trans people of color friendship.

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Christina Yi interviewed in Meiji at 150 Podcast

In this Meiji at 150 Podcast, Dr. Christina Yi reads the Meiji Period from the perspective of literary studies and discusses the impacts of the Meiji Restoration on writers in Japan, especially Korean and Korean-Japanese writers composing literature in Japanese.

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UBC Students Won 7 Prizes in 2017 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest

The BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest for university students was successfully held on November 4th, 2017. The BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest is one of the biggest annual events and opportunities for non-heritage students, who are interested in learning the Chinese language, to demonstrate proficiency in Chinese as a second language. Congratulations to […]

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New Translation by Christopher Rea and Bruce Rusk: The Book of Swindles

Our departments’ very own Christopher Rea and Bruce Rusk have translated The Book of Swindles, a chronicle of scams and deception from Ming China. These stories of fortunes made and lost, of cunning crooks and unsolved crimes make us ask: was swindling so widespread in 1600s China? What caused the profound social changes and moral anxiety at the […]

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