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Lighting the Way: Interview with Tom Hunter for the Colloquium

"One inspiring individual that has devoted his life and time into creating a space for art in our society is Dr. Tom Hunter who is nearly seventy years old and a Lecturer at UBC in Arts and Asian Studies." - The Colloquium

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In Vancouver’s ‘Cantosphere’, a sense of responsibility and an identity under siege: Leo Shin interviewed by South China Morning Post

Artists and academics in Vancouver are carving out a space to examine both the fate of Hong Kong and the diaspora identity

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In the News: Don Baker interviewed by New Books Network on “Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea”

In this interview, Dr. Don Baker discusses his latest book Catholics and Anti-Catholicism in Choson Korea.

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UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative Launch

Hosted by the Department of Asian Studies and led by Dr. Leo Shin, the UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative (HKSI) was officially launched on April 26, 2017, with the symposium “Hong Kong: 20 Years After.”

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The 29th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

Nineteen students from UBC were selected as the finalists to participate in the 29th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest held at Asian Centre on March 4th. Our contestants were: Kristine Hui, Mason Leung, Clover Nyi, Kevin Chou, Jack Hwang, Sheryn Liao, Rachel Marchand, Jana Salameh, Liping Zhang, Lois Zhang, Duston Baranow-Watts, Cynthia Carty, Conan Chu, […]

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BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest UBC Results

On Saturday March 11, 2017, the BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest for University Students was held at BCIT. The topic of this Speech Contest was “Me and China” where students talked about their individual stories with China, their experience learning Chinese, and their passion for Chinese culture.

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Dr. Thomas Hunter

A new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. This interview features Dr. Thomas Hunter, Professor in Sanskrit and South-Southeast Asian Studies.

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Francesca Harlow

A new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. This interview features Francesca Harlow, Professor in Social and Economic History of Early Modern India.

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In Memoriam: John Forman Howes, 1924-2017

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia was saddened to learn earlier this week that Dr. John Howes, Professor emeritus in the Department, had passed away over the weekend on February 4 at the age of 92. He died at peace in his sleep, surrounded by family.

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Alumnus Gary Matson Receives a Certificate of Commendation for his Great Contributions Towards Canada-Japan Relations

Mr. Gary Matson, who earned both his BA (’72) and MA (’82, in Modern Japanese Literature) from UBC Asian Studies and his LLB in 1985, was honored by Consul-General Asako Okai of Japan on February 16, 2017 with a Certificate of Commendation for his “great contributions to promote mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and […]

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