News & Events

Meet our Students: Peder Gedda
February 3, 2017
Ph.D. Student - Sikh History
My research is focused on translating, contextualising and analysing a series of Sikh etiquette manuals (rahitname) composed in the early 18th century in North India. I hope that my research can shed some light on this genre of literature as well as its period of composition, since both deserve more scholarly attention.

Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Peter Nosco
January 6, 2017
A new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. Our fifth interview features Dr. Peter Nosco, Professor in Japanese History and Culture. Quick Facts Dr. Peter Nosco has been teaching at UBC since 2003 Published in (co-ed. with Simone Chambers), Dissent on Core Beliefs: Religious and Secular Perspectives (Cambridge Univ. […]

Asian Studies Letterman Jackets – 2017 Spring Order
December 20, 2016
Back by popular demand, the Department of Asian Studies will be doing another limited run of our Asian Studies Letterman jackets (last ordered in 2014)! As we will only be ordering 50, pre-order a jacket today to make sure that you get one. Also, with pre-order, you can get your name or a message custom […]

Screening of Yellowing 亂世備忘 (2016)
December 7, 2016
Some 250 campus and community members showed up on the rainy evening of November 22 at the Frederic Wood Theatre for a screening of Yellowing, a mesmerizing documentary about the 2014 Umbrella Movement of Hong Kong.

2016 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest UBC Results
December 6, 2016
On Saturday November 19, 2016, the BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Singing Contest for University Students was held at UBC. About 60 students from eight post-secondary institutions over BC participated in the contest. Out of the 18 prizes in total, UBC students won 9 of them. Congratulations to all the prize winners and every UBC student […]

Alumni Spotlight – Nick Angiers, BA ’08
December 2, 2016
This interview features Nick Angiers, BA '08 in Chinese language. He is currently an advisor at a private high school, for students from China and Taiwan.

In the News: Chris Rea Interviewed by The New York Times, “Finding a Rich Vein of Humor in China’s Past”
November 16, 2016
In an interview, Mr. Rea discussed cursing as a spectator sport, the invention of humor and his debt to Monty Python.

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.

Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Bruce Fulton
November 9, 2016
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.

Alumni Spotlight – Jimmy Mitchell, MA ’95
November 4, 2016
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.