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UBC ASIA Club Elections Results!!

Meet your prospective 2013-2014 UBC ASIA Club Executive team.

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Christopher Rea Discusses Chinese Humor on “The Coast”, CBC Radio

Christopher Rea, Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature, made an appearance on CBC Radio’s “The Coast” on March 15th, 2013. To listen to his discussion click here. He starts just after minute 12:30

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Demand for Chinese Studies Soaring at UBC

Xinhua News Agency, Vancouver video platform video management video solutionsvideo player The University of British Columbia expects enrollment in its Chinese language program will increase by 50 percent within five years. On the 10th anniversary of the university’s Department of Asian Studies Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at the weekend, Professor Harjot Oberoi told Xinhua there were […]

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2013 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship

The Application Guide and Forms are now available for the Government of Japan’s, 2013 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship. These documents can be downloaded from the Consulate General of Japan’s website: http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/en/culture/mext.htm. The Japanese Studies Scholarship is aimed at undergraduate students attending university, who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Japanese language, culture and affairs. […]

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Winter 2012 Newsletter

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Call for Papers! Topics: “Women in Chosŏn and Colonial Korea” and “‘Publicness’ in the Confucian Tradition of Korea”

August 14th (Wed) -15th (Thu), 2013 At University of British Columbia There will be a Yonsei-UBC joint-conference on two topics (“Women in Chosŏn and Colonial Korea” and “Publicness in the Confucian Tradition of Korea”) which will be to be held in August 2013 at UBC. 6-7 faculty members in the fields of Korean history, Korean […]

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Still looking for a Term 2 course?

Seats are still available in the following courses! ASIA 208: Cultural Foundations of South Asia ASIA 330: Islam in South Asia ASIA 360D: A Specific Asian Literature in Translation (focusing on the “Tale of Genji”, by Murasaki Shikibu) ASIA 365:  Punjabi Cinema ASIA 441B:  Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation ASIA 457: The […]

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New Translation by Professor Bruce Fulton

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Professor Edward Slingerland Featured in UBC Reports

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Assistant Professor Chris Rea featured in CNN commenting on humour in modern China

In a CNN article entitled “What Onion saga says about China’s sense of humor” UBC Department of Asian Studies Associate Professor Chris Rea was interviewed by CNN correspondent Jaime A. FlorCruz to comment on humor in China to give some context to the latest news that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un had been named the […]

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