The UBC Asian Studies Interest Association’s Academic Department will be hosting a series of catered Professor Luncheon (ProfLunch) events for students to meet the Asia Department’s lovely professors! Events will be conducted monthly and will feature a different professor each time. If you’ve ever wanted to ask professors about things like their courses, careers and research, then these events will be great for you! ProfLunch-Logo2
All of the luncheons will be conducted in Room 604 of the Asian Centre. Please note that RSVP is required because there are only 20 spaces per event, so register as soon as possible! Admission is free for UBC ASIA members and $2 for non-members. Please bring your UBC Student ID and/or UBC ASIA membership card to the event. Membership will be available for purchase at the events for $10. See below for the events we have coming up:

Upcoming Events:


Past Events:

ProfLunch with Dr. Don Baker – Professor – Korean History and Civilization
Time: Tuesday, March 17th 12:30 to 1:30pm
RSVP Deadline: Saturday, March 14th – Event will be cancelled if there are less than 5 RSVPs

ProfLunch with Dr. Bruce Fulton – Associate Professor – Young-Bin Min Chair in Korean Literature and Literary Translation
Wednesday, March 11th, 12:30pm to 1:30pm
RSVP Deadline: Monday, March 9th – Event will be cancelled if there are less than 5 RSVPs

ProfLunch with Ms. Fan Yan-ting – Chinese Language Lecturer
Time: Wednesday, October 29th 12:30 to 1:30pm
RSVP Deadline: Monday, October 27th

ProfLunch with Dr. Ross King – Professor of Korean Language and Literature & Department Head
Time: Wednesday, November 12th 12:30 to 1:30pm
RSVP Deadline: Monday, November 10th
ProfLunch with Dr. Bruce Fulton – Associate Professor of Korean Literature & Literary Translation
Time: Thursday, November 20th 12:30 to 1:30pm
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, November 18th
ProfLunch with Dr. Nasrin Askari – Professor in Classical Persian Literature
Time: Wednesday, March 5th 12:00pm to 1:00pm

ProfLunch with Dr. Stefania Burk – Professor of Medieval Japanese Literature, Culture and Society & Associate Graduate Advisor
Time: November 14th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

ProfLunch with Dr. Bruce Rusk – Professor of Pre-Modern and Early China
Time: November 14th from 11:30am to 12:30am

ProfLunch with Dr. Christopher Rea – Professor of Modern Chinese Linguistics Collaboration with UBC ASIA Careers Department Theme: Asia Books and Asia Careers
Time: November 22nd from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

ProfLunch with Dr. Christina Yi – Professor of Modern Japanese Literature
Time: Monday, February 3rd 12:30pm to 1:30pm Themes:  JET Programme, Graduate School, Translation, Anime/Manga, Literature


ProfLunch with Dr. Christina Yi