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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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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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