Course of the Week

ASIA 304: Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts
ASIA 211: Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions

ASIA 211: Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions

Sex and sexual ethics in the scriptures, monastic rules, rituals, and narratives of Asian religions, such as Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.

ASIA 327: Korean Popular Music in Context

ASIA 327: Korean Popular Music in Context

History, contexts, and the genres of Korean popular music. Students will analyze specific artists and songs using a range of approaches. While an understanding of basic concepts of music will be helpful, no previous exposure to ethnomusicology or music performance is required.

ASIA 250: Introduction to Buddhism

ASIA 250: Introduction to Buddhism

Origins, basic teachings, development of Theravada, Mahayana, and Tantric traditions, historical spread first through Asia and later the world, and Buddhism in contemporary societies.

ASIA 351: Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

ASIA 351: Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

Reading of selected novels and stories written between 1750 and the present.

ASIA 302: Theravada Buddhism

ASIA 302: Theravada Buddhism

Taught by Dr. Jessica Main, this course will focus on the history, story, and culture of the major form of Buddhism primarily focused on the regions of Sri Lanka, and mainland Southeast Asia, including southern Vietnam, parts of southern China, spread to Nepal, and modern global diffusion.

ASIA 394: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema

ASIA 394: Post-Revolutionary Iranian Cinema

Taught by Dr. Nasrin Askari, this course will analyze the gender politics, family relationships, and women’s social, economic, and political roles in post-revolutionary Iran as shown through Iranian cinema. Be sure to register soon!      

ASIA 398: Narrative Literature in Premodern India

ASIA 398: Narrative Literature in Premodern India

Our featured course this week is ASIA 398 Narrative Literature in Premodern India.

Medieval & Early Modern Punjabi Literature | Documenting Punjabi Canada

Medieval & Early Modern Punjabi Literature | Documenting Punjabi Canada

PUNJ 402:Medieval & Early Modern Punjabi Literature Wāris Shāh’s Hīr In this class, we will read Waris Shah’s mid-18th century version of the story of Hīr and Rānjha, Punjab’s most famous star-crossed lovers (often compared with Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet). We will read this, the most renowned version of the story, in both Gurmukhi (the […]

Hong Kong-related courses in Winter 2017

Hong Kong-related courses in Winter 2017

UBC to offer a slate of Hong Kong-related courses in Winter 2017.

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