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ASIA 475: Documenting Punjabi Canada

ASIA 475: Documenting Punjabi Canada

ASIA 475, Documenting Punjabi Canada, is an advanced-level oral history course that was developed by UBC Asian Studies’ Dr. Anne Murphy as part of a larger effort to further Punjabi Studies at the University of British Columbia, and to connect it to the community. The course was first offered in 2015W by Dr. Murphy and […]

ASIA 570A 011: Popular Culture Theory

ASIA 570A 011: Popular Culture Theory

Instructors: Sharalyn Orbaugh and Bruce Fulton Time and place: TBA This graduate level seminar explores theories and methods in the study of popular culture, with particular attention to popular culture phenomena originating in or moving through Asia. Questions addressed in the course include: -What do we mean by “popular” and what do we mean by […]

ASIA 490A: Partition of India in Film and Narrative

ASIA 490A: Partition of India in Film and Narrative

  This course will cover: Communities and families torn apart 10 – 12 million people displaced The loss of innumerable lives The birth of two new nations a tragedy beyond imagination

HINU 102: Introductory Hindi-Urdu

HINU 102: Introductory Hindi-Urdu

Spoken Hindi and Urdu, and written Hindi.

ASIA 346: Topics in Japanese Cultural History II: The Early Modern Period
W18: Sikh and Punjabi Studies Courses

W18: Sikh and Punjabi Studies Courses

The class will introduce students to devotional literature in Punjabi, drawing primarily but not exclusively on readings from the Adi Granth or Guru Granth Sahib. The work of the Sikh Gurus and the Bhagats (primarily Kabir and Baba Farid) will both be examined. The class will also examine Sufi literature in Punjabi, primarily the work […]

New For W18: Persian Studies Courses

New For W18: Persian Studies Courses

Taught by new hire Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard, Assistant Professor Without Review of Persian Literary Culture and Civilization, the department is excited to expand its range of Persian Studies! This course offers an unprecedented combination of readings from modern Iranian literature, and it provides you with a unique opportunity to enhance your understanding of that literature and […]

New For W18: Tibetan Studies

New For W18: Tibetan Studies

Thanks to the generous gift from the Khyentse Foundation, the Department is excited to offer two new courses in Tibetan studies for the first time in several years! Register Now! Register Now!

ASIA 323/HIST 377: History of Cantonese Worlds

ASIA 323/HIST 377: History of Cantonese Worlds

ASIA 323/HIST 377: History of Cantonese Worlds (2018W Term 1) Taught by Dr. Clement Tong This course traces the evolution and transformation of the multi-faceted Cantonese worlds, both in the context of the history of China and that of the Cantonese diaspora. The goal is to help students understand the worlds forged by those who have […]

CNTO 311 Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers

CNTO 311 Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers

CNTO 311: Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers  (2018S Term 2) Taught by Dr. Kit Pai This course teaches basic oral and presentation skills in Cantonese. This is an accelerated course that covers content and topics similar to the ones offered in courses CNTO 301 and CNTO 303, but is structured specifically for heritage speakers of Mandarin.

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