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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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New Translation by Associate Professor Bruce Fulton

   

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Professor Edward Slingerland wins Best Essay Award from the journal Dao

Edward Slingerland’s essay “Metaphor and Meaning in Early China” published in Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10: 1–30 wins the 2011 Dao Annual Best Essay Award. The official citation can be found at http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/liberal_arts/philosophy/Dao/daowhatisnew.htm and reads as follows: “This is a ground-breaking essay. Slingerland debunks a fairly common assumption that Chinese way of thinking […]

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New Book by Assistant Professor Anne Murphy

The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in Sikh Tradition Anne Murphy offers a groundbreaking exploration of material representations of the Sikh past, showing how objects, as well as historical sites and texts, have played a vital role in the production of the Sikh community as an evolving historical and social formation from the […]

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Looking to fill your Faculty of Arts Research Requirement?

ASIA 453 is scheduled for term 2 and is restricted to 3rd and 4th year majors. That’s right! We’re saving spots just for you. Check out this course and many more on our course listings: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=ASIA

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Want to learn Chinese? UBC has an App for that!

Basil Waugh for UBC Public Affairs The University of British Columbia has entered the smartphone app market with an innovative app targeting the global demand for Mandarin, Japanese and Korean language education. The UBC Chinese Character Tool is the first ever university East Asian language mobile application. While most language acquisition apps focus on a […]

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Asian Studies Spring Newsletter is out!

The newest issue of Asian Edge is out! Head over to our <a title=”Newsletters” href=”http://asia.sites.olt.ubc.ca/news-and-events/newsletters/”>newsletter</a> page to check it out!

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UBC Asian Studies Wins CNIE-RCIE Award for Japanese 100/101 Project

Our Japanese 100/101 project was selected for an Award of Excellence in the Instructional Design category of the CNIE-RCIE Awards 2012. The Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) is a national organization of professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education in Canada. In particular, the instructional Design category is the […]

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The Taira Poets

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