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Enacting Culture/s: Theatre and film across disciplines

2016 Wall Scholars Hallie Marshall and Anne Murphy have devised a unique collaboration that uses theatre and film to break down the silos between departments and provide cross cultural opportunities for their students.

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Interview with Scott Wells

Ph.D. Student - Korean Linguistics
"Imagine studying the transition in England from a traditional education in Latin and Greek to a modern education in English. I study a similar transition but in early twentieth century Korea, as Koreans developed a modern educational system that pushed Literary Chinese to the margins of their teaching and centered vernacular Korean as the primary medium of instruction."

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Minami Orihara

Ph.D. Student - Japanese Intellectual History
My dissertation involves an examination on the evolution of trust and cooperation in Tokugawa Japan. It is often suggested in historical literature that Japanese people hold harmony and group conformity in high regard; I use what I call Bonds of Trust (tanomi shōmon), Tokugawa-period agreements, to study the mechanisms and guiding principles that buttress social cohesion.

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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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The 2017 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

In 2017 the Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial program welcomed Samuel John, award-winning actor and theatre activist, back to UBC to perform for the public. Hundreds of Punjabi language enthusiasts gathered in North Delta to watch Mr. John’s performance, in collaboration with Rangmanch Punjabi Theatre, of two works in Punjabi: “Dulatti” (The Hidden Power) and “Ghasea […]

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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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