UBC’s Department of Asian Studies is widely acknowledged as one of the finest in North America and offers two graduate degree programs: a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
The Department of Asian Studies graduate programs are led by exceptional faculty members who are specialists in languages, literature, religion, thought and history of East, South and Southeast Asia. We also offer one of the most diverse language programs which includes instruction in nine Asian languages: Cantonese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi-Urdu, Persian, Punjabi, Sanskrit and Tibetan.
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Gamify Your Language Learning: A Rewind of 2023 Chinese Game Night
The UBC Chinese Language Program hosted its 2023 annual Chinese Game Night, students were able to have a fun-filled night of games and laughter while immersing themselves in Chinese Language and Culture.
Passion for Cantonese popular culture: The Third Annual Cantonese Fun Night
Hosted by the Cantonese Language Program, more than 90 students and guests attended the long-awaited event and participated in an immersive and interactive Cantonese-speaking environment.
Cross-University Cultural Exchange on Japanese Studies: Professor Christina Laffin’s visit to Vietnam National University
To encourage future collaboration between Vietnam National University (VNU) Hanoi and UBC, Professor Christina Laffin traveled to Vietnam last December, offering lectures on nature and premodern Japanese literature at VNU Hanoi.