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In the News: Chris Rea Interviewed by The New York Times, “Finding a Rich Vein of Humor in China’s Past”

In an interview, Mr. Rea discussed cursing as a spectator sport, the invention of humor and his debt to Monty Python.

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In the News: Qian Wang Quoted in Macleans’ Article “Canadian students need to go to China, but they need some help”

New scholarships and programs are working to bridge the east-west gap between Canada and China that could define the coming decades.

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Bruce Fulton

A new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. Our third interview features Dr. Bruce Fulton, Associate Professor in Korean literature and literary translation.

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Alumni Spotlight – Jimmy Mitchell, MA ’95

This interview features Jimmy Mitchell, MA ’95. His MA is in Modern Chinese History with a thesis on the end of WWII in China. He is currently Vice President at Business Development at AdvantageBC.

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Meet our Students – Clayton Ashton, Ph.D. Student, Early Chinese History

I study the political and intellectual history of early China. My dissertation is focused on the period of about 300 BCE. This was a period of history when people were beginning to ask some fascinating and original questions about some big topics that we’re still struggling with today: how to organize a state, how to balance individual desires with collective needs, and what it means to be ethical during a period of upheaval.

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Ross King

A new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. Our second interview features Dr. Ross King, Head of the Department of Asian Studies.

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Go Global Interview Pt. 3 – Osaka, Japan with William Strausser

Recently returned from a 1-semester exchange to Osaka University in Japan, William Strausser, a 4th year Asian Area Studies major, agreed to share his experience as it unfolded. This is the final part, of a three-part interview, chronicling his exchange abroad. The first interview was conducted after his first week in Japan, the second, halfway through his exchange and the third, after he returned.

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Alumni Spotlight – Nick Stember, MA ’16

The Alumni Spotlight is an interview series where we interview Asia Studies alumni about their career paths, how they became interested in Asian Studies and for any advice that would be useful to our students. This interview features Nick Stember, MA '16, who works as a freelance Chinese to English translator in Vancouver, BC.

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Go Global Interview – First Week in Kyoto, Japan with Chriss Goeb

Currently on exchange to Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, Chriss Goeb, a 3rd year Asian Studies major (Japanese), has agreed to share his experience as it unfolds. This is part one, of a three-part interview, chronicling his exchange abroad. The first interview will be conducted after his first week in Japan, the second, halfway through his exchange and the third, one week before he returns.

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Don Baker

The Asian studies Faculty Spotlight is a new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. Our first interview features Dr. Donald Baker.

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