Events

Upcoming Events

  • Tadoku Reading Club / Tagaki Writing Club Registration 2019/20

    22nd Oct 2019 3:00 pm to 22nd Oct 2019 3:00 pm
    22nd Oct 2019 3:00 pm

      UBC Japanese Language Program’s Tadoku Reading Club and Tagaki Writing Club is the perfect opportunity for you to practice and improve your Japanese reading and writing skills! Please complete the form below if you are interested in participating. Mondays and Tuesdays, 3-5p.m., Asian Library 1F seminar room. Follow us on Twitter @UBCTadoku #UBCTadoku More information: asian.studies@ubc.ca

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  • Dhrupad as a Progression in Multiple Dimensions

    24th Oct 2019 5:00 pm to 24th Oct 2019 6:00 pm
    24th Oct 2019 5:00 pm

    Most scholars of Indian music consider dhrupad, and its cognate form dhamār, to be the oldest extant subgenres of Hindustānī music. This talk will touch on objectives, structure, function, and performance of the art, delving into a model of dhrupad that defines it as a musical entity in multiple dimensions.

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  • Right to the City: Hong Kong as an Example

    24th Oct 2019 5:30 pm to 24th Oct 2019 7:00 pm
    24th Oct 2019 5:30 pm

    In this talk, Dr. Laikwan Pang (Chinese University of Hong Kong) will discuss the global meanings of Hong Kong’s democratic project.

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  • The Stolen Bicycle: A conversation with Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi and Translator Darryl Sterk

    25th Oct 2019 12:00 pm to 25th Oct 2019 2:00 pm
    25th Oct 2019 12:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Come join an award-winning literary duo, Taiwanese author Wu Ming-Yi and Canadian translator Dr Darryl Sterk, for a lunchtime discussion of their collaborations on the novels The Man With the Compound Eyes and The Stolen Bicycle. Science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin wrote of The Man With the Compound Eyes: “We haven’t read anything...

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  • Iranian Art After Islam: With a Look at Some Renowned Calligraphers (in Persian)

    25th Oct 2019 6:30 pm to 25th Oct 2019 8:30 pm
    25th Oct 2019 6:30 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Iranian Art After Islam: With a Look at Some Renowned Calligraphers (in Persian) Presented in Persian by Farzan Kermani, Ph.D. in Design, IIT Bombay. This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and Iranian Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981 – 2019) was a devoted...

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  • 2019W Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

    5th Nov 2019 7:00 pm to 5th Nov 2019 9:00 pm
    5th Nov 2019 7:00 pm
    Ponderosa Commons Ballroom

    Held annually, the Department invites leading scholars to discuss topics in Chinese literature and culture. This upcoming lecture will feature Geremie Barmé, Founding Director Emeritus of the Australian Centre on China in the World and Emeritus Professor of History at the Australian National University. Please save the date.

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  • Political Economy of Oil Despotism: The Case of Post-Revolutionary Iran (in English)

    8th Nov 2019 6:30 pm to 9th Nov 2019 8:30 pm
    8th Nov 2019 6:30 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Political Economy of Oil Despotism: The Case of Post-Revolutionary Iran (in English) Presented in English by Morteza Asadi, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at the School of International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC; former Assistant Professor of Economy at Kharazmi University, Tehran. This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies....

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  • Civilizational Contacts Between Ancient Iran and Europa During the Classical Era (in English)

    29th Nov 2019 6:30 pm to 29th Nov 2019 8:30 pm
    29th Nov 2019 6:30 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Civilizational Contacts Between Ancient Iran and Europa During the Classical Era (in English) Presented in English by Kaveh Farrokh, Ph.D., Professor of History & Academic Advisor for Analytica Iranica, Methodolgica Governance University, Paris, France. This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian...

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  • Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Cosmopolitanism in Early 20th-Century Iran (in English)

    17th Jan 2020 6:30 pm to 17th Jan 2020 8:30 pm
    17th Jan 2020 6:30 pm

    Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Cosmopolitanism in Early 20th-Century Iran (in English) Presented in English by Dr. Golbarg Rekabtalaei, Asistant Professor of History, Seton Hall University. This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. Location TBA. About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and Iranian Studies: Alireza Ahmadian...

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  • The Persian Influences on the Architecture of the Mugal Empire (in English)

    31st Jan 2020 6:30 pm to 31st Jan 2020 8:30 pm
    31st Jan 2020 6:30 pm

    The Persian Influences on the Architecture of the Mugal Empire (in English) Presented in English by Dr. Razieh Rahimi, Ph.D. in Architecture, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. Location TBA. About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and Iranian Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981...

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  • 2019/20 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies with Professor James E. Ketelaar

    10th Feb 2020 6:30 pm to 10th Feb 2020 8:30 pm
    10th Feb 2020 6:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    In this talk, Professor Ketelaar will draw on his most recent research into the concepts of the barbarian and the frontier in the construction of Japanese national identity and history; coupled with this he will examine something of the roles and meanings of emotion in the construction of the historical imagination in Japan. All of which will be used in a critical approach to the area known as Japan Studies.

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  • Persian Munshi, Persian Jones: English Translations of Sa’di’s Gulistan from Late 18th to Mid-19th Centuries (in English)

    12th Feb 2020 6:30 pm to 12th Feb 2020 8:30 pm
    12th Feb 2020 6:30 pm

    Persian Munshi, Persian Jones: English Translations of Sa’di’s Gulistan from Late 18th to Mid-19th Centuries (in English) Presented in English by Dr. Pegah Shahbaz, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Asian Studies, UBC. This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. Location TBA. About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian...

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  • The Wisdom of Love: Hafex, Goethe, and World Literature (in English)

    28th Feb 2020 6:30 pm to 28th Feb 2020 8:30 pm
    28th Feb 2020 6:30 pm

    The Wisdom of Love: Hafex, Goethe, and World Literature (in English) Presented in English by Dr. Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani, Associate Professor of World Literature, Simon Fraser University This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. Location TBA. About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and Iranian Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981 –...

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  • Ardeshir Khaze’ (1901 – 1987)” Articulation of an Iranian Ethnic Identity (in English)

    13th Mar 2020 6:30 pm to 13th Mar 2020 8:30 pm
    13th Mar 2020 6:30 pm

    Ardeshir Khaze’ (1901 – 1987)” Articulation of an Iranian Ethnic Identity (in English) Presented in English by Dr Rastin Mehri, Lecturer, Language Training Institute, University of Simon Fraser. This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. Location TBA. About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and Iranian Studies: Alireza Ahmadian...

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  • Satiric Modernity: Iranians’ Self-Colonizing Affects and the Birth of Modern Persian Comedy, ca. 1871 – 1908 (in English)

    3rd Apr 2020 6:30 pm to 3rd Apr 2020 8:30 pm
    3rd Apr 2020 6:30 pm

    Satiric Modernity: Iranians’ Self-Colonizing Affects and the Birth of Modern Persian Comedy, ca. 1871 – 1908 (in English) Presented in English by Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard, Assistant Professor Without Review of Persian Literary Culture and Civilization, Department of Asian Studies, UBC. This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. Location...

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Past Events

  • Disputed Pasts, Violent Present: Examining Anti-Muslim Discourses in Contemporary India

    17th Oct 2019 5:00 pm to 17th Oct 2019 6:30 pm
    17th Oct 2019 5:00 pm

    Since the 2014 formation of the central government by the Bharatiya Janata Party in India, violence against minorities has increased significantly, particularly against against Indian Muslim. This talk will examine the discourse of anti-Muslim violence in contemporary India, and attempt to answer why hate crimes against Muslims are rising with little to negligible public indignation.

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  • Singing Nanak: Anahata Sabd (The Unstruck Melody)

    16th Oct 2019 5:00 pm to 16th Oct 2019 6:00 pm
    16th Oct 2019 5:00 pm

    The Liu Institute and UBC's Himalaya Program are hosting a reception to mark the opening of this exhibition of sacred Tibetan scriptures, calligraphy, and other textual objects gathered from three continents.

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  • Golden Letters Arrayed Like Stars and Planets: The Tibetan Culture of Language and Letters

    15th Oct 2019 6:00 pm to 15th Oct 2019 8:00 pm
    15th Oct 2019 6:00 pm

    The Liu Institute and UBC's Himalaya Program are hosting a reception to mark the opening of this exhibition of sacred Tibetan scriptures, calligraphy, and other textual objects gathered from three continents.

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  • Imagining Time in India: Persian Chroniclers and Their Interpreters (presented in English)

    11th Oct 2019 5:00 pm to 11th Oct 2019 6:30 pm
    11th Oct 2019 5:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Imagining Time in India: Persian Chroniclers and Their Interpreters Presented in English by Shahzad Bashir, Ph.D., Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University. This lecture is part of the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian and Iranian Studies. India was the scene for the production of a vast, internally diverse chronicle...

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  • Experience, Intertextuality, and Chinese Texts as Resources of Description: Kaidōki and Some Other Travel Writings in Premodern Japan

    9th Oct 2019 12:00 pm to 9th Oct 2019 1:00 pm
    9th Oct 2019 12:00 pm

    Dr. Unno's teaching and research interests include poetry, religious discourse, and bibliography. This talk will be presented in Japanese as part of the Centre for Japanese Research's Lunchtime Lecture series.

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  • Caste Matters: The Fourth Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Annual Lecture

    8th Oct 2019 5:30 pm to 8th Oct 2019 8:00 pm
    8th Oct 2019 5:30 pm

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  • FROGBEAR Guest Lecture: “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”

    7th Oct 2019 4:30 pm to 7th Oct 2019 6:00 pm
    7th Oct 2019 4:30 pm

    Guest Lecture: “All Living Beings Have Buddha-Nature”— the Genesis of the Concept of Universal Buddhahood Photo by Biswarup Ganguly. The Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies, with administrative support from FROGBEAR, proudly presents a lecture by Dr. Michael Zimmermann, Numata Center for Buddhist Studies, Hamburg University/University of Tsukuba When: 4:30 pm, Monday, October 7, 2019...

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  • Zoroastrian Philosophy: An Introduction

    4th Oct 2019 6:00 pm to 4th Oct 2019 8:00 pm
    4th Oct 2019 6:00 pm
    Asian Studies Auditorium

    Zoroastrian Philosophy: An Introduction by Dr. Tooraj Khodabakhshi (presented in English) Co-sponsored by UBC Zoroastrian Student Association, Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Iranian Studies and UBC Department of Asian Studies. This lecture will focus on the basic philosophical principles of Zoroastrianism, the ancient religion of Iran and one of the first and oldest monotheistic religions in...

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  • Reassessing Zhu Xi’s Gewu 格物: Its Nature, Aim, and Philosophical Implications

    3rd Oct 2019 3:30 pm to 3rd Oct 2019 5:00 pm
    3rd Oct 2019 3:30 pm

    This talk criticizes my previous interpretation of Zhu Xi’s 朱熹 (a 12th-century Chinese Confucian philosopher) theory of gewu 格物 (literally “to reach things”, a practice Zhu emphasizes for self-cultivation) for its two unexamined interrelated assumptions. Along with this criticism comes my new understanding of his gewu – getting a handle on things (mainly through embodied cognition) – and li 理 – the meanings of things

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  • The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya

    30th Sep 2019 3:00 pm to 30th Sep 2019 6:00 pm
    30th Sep 2019 3:00 pm

    This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Books will be available for purchase and signing during the reception.

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  • One Poet Among Many: Hafez and the Transregional Literary Networks of 14th-Century Iran

    27th Sep 2019 6:30 pm to 27th Sep 2019 9:00 pm
    27th Sep 2019 6:30 pm
    UBC Robson Square

    With Guest Speaker Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, PhD (Associate Professor of Persian Literature, University of Oxford) Friday, September 27, 2019 6:30pm Registration opens 7pm Lecture and Q&A *Reception with light refreshments to follow UBC Robson Square, Lecture Theatre C305, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver Free & open to the public. Please note that registrations have now closed...

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  • The Visuality of Texts and Materiality of Books: Texts in Illustrated Books for Female Literacy in Edo Japan

    26th Sep 2019 4:00 pm to 26th Sep 2019 5:00 pm
    26th Sep 2019 4:00 pm

    This talk by Asian Studies PhD Student Saeko Suzuki focuses on the visuality of Japanese texts and the materiality of jokunsho, popular publications for female literacy, based on an examination of the Tōro Collection. The examination of the collection reveals that Japanese woodblock printing technology helped create a trajectory of development in cultural production

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  • Tianzhu Book Prize for Excellence in Chan Studies Lecture: The Meanings of Meditation in Early Zen Buddhism

    21st Sep 2019 7:00 pm to 21st Sep 2019 9:00 pm
    21st Sep 2019 7:00 pm

    September 21, 2019 @ UBC, St. John’s College, 7 pm – 9 pm We are pleased to announce the second winner of the Tianzhu Book Prize for Excellence in Chan Studies. The recipient of the 2019 award is Dr. Sam van Schaik, Head of the Endangered Archives Programme at the British Library, for his book The...

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  • The Language Politics and Policy in South Asia and the Himalaya

    19th Sep 2019 5:30 pm to 19th Sep 2019 7:00 pm
    19th Sep 2019 5:30 pm

    In this talk, Selma K. (“Sam”) Sonntag discussese how the pre-colonial multilingual language regime began shifting to a monolingual policy of standardized Assamese as a result of the expansion of the political reach and make-up of the ruling power.

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  • The Warrior Atsumori: Uzawa Noh

    18th Sep 2019 7:00 pm to 18th Sep 2019 10:00 pm
    18th Sep 2019 7:00 pm

    Join us for an evening of classical Japanese noh theatre as acclaimed actors Hisa and Hikaru Uzawa lead us through a dramatic tale of the defeat of the warrior Atsumori, a reunion with his enemy, and eventual salvation.Their skill and artistry place the Uzawas at the pinnacle of noh practice as two women in a male-dominated profession. Free tickets are available to students at the Asian Studies office!

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  • 2019 Asian Studies Welcome Event

    17th Sep 2019 4:30 pm to 17th Sep 2019 7:30 pm
    17th Sep 2019 4:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Join us to kick off the 2019 academic year! Mingle with your fellow students and enjoy drinks, nibbles, guest speakers and fun activities.

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  • Tadoku Reading Club / Tagaki Writing Club Registration 2019/20

    16th Sep 2019 3:00 pm to 16th Sep 2019 3:00 pm
    16th Sep 2019 3:00 pm

      UBC Japanese Language Program’s Tadoku Reading Club and Tagaki Writing Club is the perfect opportunity for you to practice and improve your Japanese reading and writing skills! Please complete the form below if you are interested in participating. Mondays and Tuesdays, 3-5p.m., Asian Library 1F seminar room. Follow us on Twitter @UBCTadoku #UBCTadoku More information: asian.studies@ubc.ca

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  • 2019 UBC Tianzhu-Hurvitz Lecture

    12th Sep 2019 5:00 pm to 12th Sep 2019 8:00 pm
    12th Sep 2019 5:00 pm

    Professor Robert E. Buswell Jr. (UCLA's Department of Asian Languages and Cultures) will present the inaugural lecture: ''A Place for Doubt: The Theory and Practice of “Questioning Meditation” (Kanhwa Sŏn 看話禪) in Korean Zen Buddhism'' followed by a brief reception.

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  • UBC Language Day

    5th Sep 2019 10:00 am to 5th Sep 2019 4:00 pm
    5th Sep 2019 10:00 am

    Drop by the front of Koerner Library and come learn about all about the languages offered by Asian Studies!

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  • 2019 Visiting Scholar Seminar in Korean Studies: “From Eminent Women (列女) to Devoted Women (烈女): A Case Study of Yŏllyŏdo (烈女圖) in East Asia”

    21st Aug 2019 1:30 pm to 21st Aug 2019 3:30 pm
    21st Aug 2019 1:30 pm

    Speaker: Professor Xu Fan (Xibei Normal University, China) Language: English + Chinese/Korean Presentation text in Chinese is available upon request to Nam-lin Hur (namlin.hur@ubc.ca) by August 18, 2019 Everyone is welcome.

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  • Indian Summer Festival: Strings for Peace

    12th Jul 2019 8:00 pm to 12th Jul 2019 10:00 pm
    12th Jul 2019 8:00 pm
    UBC Chan Centre

    In this rare concert, the first family of the sarod comes together with three-time Grammy Award-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin. Thanks to the major level partnership between UBC and Indian Summer Festival, all UBC alumni, faculty, and students will get discounts to tickets (ISF is held July 4-14).

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  • Christopher Rea Lecture on “A New History of Laughter”

    22nd Jun 2019 2:00 pm to 22nd Jun 2019 4:00 pm
    22nd Jun 2019 2:00 pm

    On Saturday June 22, Dr. Christopher Rea's will be hosting a free talk on "A New History of Laughter in China". The talk will be conducted in Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Exchange with students and staff from the Education University of Hong Kong

    18th Jun 2019 to 19th Jun 2019
    18th Jun 2019

    A delegation of 18 staff and students from the Global and Hong Kong Studies Program of the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) visited UBC on June 18-19, 2019. They attended two lectures by HKSI faculty associates, met UBC students of different academic and cultural backgrounds, visited the Museum of Anthropology, and went on a field trip to Richmond to experience the impact of Hong Kong immigrants on the urbanscape of Metro Vancouver.

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  • Re-Returnees: Lived Realities and Implications of Hong Kong-originated Canadians「再回流」的啟示

    9th Jun 2019 2:00 pm to 9th Jun 2019 3:30 pm
    9th Jun 2019 2:00 pm

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  • HKSI Presents: Screening of 1967 (Re-run)

    31st May 2019 6:30 pm to 31st May 2019 9:45 pm
    31st May 2019 6:30 pm

    An original documentary theatre performance, 1967 draws on interviews, news clippings, and other documents to offer a multi-faceted reconstruction of the riots in Hong Kong.

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  • Distant Reading: Large-Scale Textual Analysis for Sinology and Beyond

    3rd Apr 2019 3:00 pm to 3rd Apr 2019 5:30 pm
    3rd Apr 2019 3:00 pm
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

    Professors Edward Slingerland and Ryan Nichols, will be holding an event on large-scale text analysis, including a hands-on workshop on text mining basics.

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  • A Night of Cantonese Stand-up Comedy with Vivek Mahbubani 卑詩大學棟獨笑之夜

    29th Mar 2019 7:00 pm to 29th Mar 2019 9:00 pm
    29th Mar 2019 7:00 pm

    Enjoy a night of Stand-up Comedy in Cantonese! Vivek Mahbubani is a bi-lingual and Hong Kong-bred stand-up comedian who performs in both Cantonese and English. Please RSVP to secure seats.

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  • Classical Persian Literature as a Mirror of past Gender Orders

    29th Mar 2019 6:00 pm to 29th Mar 2019 8:00 pm
    29th Mar 2019 6:00 pm

    Conducted in Persian, this lecture features Azadeh Mokhtarnameh of UBC's Department of Asian Studies.

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  • 2019 UBC CHIN243 Documentary Festival -​Stories About Us, By Us, For Us 《知我,致我》

    29th Mar 2019 5:00 pm to 29th Mar 2019 7:00 pm
    29th Mar 2019 5:00 pm

    Exclusively presented by the Chinese heritage students of CHIN 243, there will be documentaries and personal stories that lead you into their personal lives– Growing up in different places with various background as Asians, what does the interlinking cultures of the East and the West bring forth?

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  • Laughing at Misadventures

    28th Mar 2019 6:00 pm to 28th Mar 2019 8:00 pm
    28th Mar 2019 6:00 pm

    Hong Kong Comedian Vivek Mahbubani will share the often-overlooked side of comedy that would both make you laugh and even cry a little through his jokes and stories. Program in English and free admission. Please RSVP to secure seats.

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  • Centre for India and South Asia Research’s Spotlight on Graduate Student Research

    28th Mar 2019 5:00 pm to 28th Mar 2019 7:00 pm
    28th Mar 2019 5:00 pm

    This event consists of two talks: "Numerology as a Way of Explanation: the Panchatūryanāda Classification of Musical Instruments in Buddhist Sri Lanka" by Eshantha Peiris and "Women Photographers and the Business of Photography in North India (1950s-1980s)" by Sameena.

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  • End-of-Term Celebration for HKSI/Cantonese Language Program

    26th Mar 2019 12:00 pm to 26th Mar 2019 1:45 pm
    26th Mar 2019 12:00 pm
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

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  • Hong Kong in the Age of the Chinese Dream

    25th Mar 2019 5:30 pm to 25th Mar 2019 7:00 pm
    25th Mar 2019 5:30 pm

    Since the handover in 1997, despite—or because of—the promise of “One Country, Two Systems,” ties between Hong Kong and mainland China have become ever closer. As the world enters the Age of the Chinese Dream, how should this former British colony situate itself? And how should people in Hong Kong pursue their diverse aspirations?

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  • Special Seminar on Japanese Buddhism

    25th Mar 2019 2:30 pm to 25th Mar 2019 6:00 pm
    25th Mar 2019 2:30 pm
    Dodson Room

    A talk on Japanese Buddhism in Early Modern Japan with speakers Dr. Sonehara Satoshi (Tohoku University) and Dr. Houzawa Naohide (Nihon University).

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  • The Woman Through the Safavid Texts and Documents

    22nd Mar 2019 6:00 pm to 22nd Mar 2019 8:00 pm
    22nd Mar 2019 6:00 pm

    Conducted in Persian, this lecture features Nozhat Ahmadi, an Associate Professor of History at the University of Isfahan.

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  • “There’s No Place Like It”: Promoting Colonial Hong Kong as a Tourist Destination

    20th Mar 2019 12:30 pm to 20th Mar 2019 2:00 pm
    20th Mar 2019 12:30 pm
    Fairmont Social Lounge, St John's College

    This talk by Professor John M. Carroll will explore how the Hong Kong Tourist Association, established in 1957, promoted Hong Kong as a unique cultural and geopolitical space.

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  • The Politics of Smell: Language, Olfactory Metaphor, and Mao’s Revolution

    19th Mar 2019 3:00 pm to 19th Mar 2019 4:30 pm
    19th Mar 2019 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Language, rhetoric and discourse played a pivotal role in the Chinese Communist revolution. Dr. Xuelei Huang will examine smell-related keywords and phrases to explore the themes of revolutionary neurosis, rudeness, ruthlessness, the polarization of love and hatred as the necessary ingredients of revolutionary emotions and discourses.

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  • Carrying a Basket of Gold: A Historical Reflection on Buddhist Concepts and Ethics in Bhutan

    18th Mar 2019 5:30 pm to 18th Mar 2019 7:00 pm
    18th Mar 2019 5:30 pm

    In this talk, Dr. Dagmar Schwerk provides a historical perspective on the development and institutionalization of Buddhist concepts and ethics in Bhutan which first manifested themselves in a twofold system of governance under a charismatic Buddhist master in the seventeenth century.

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  • 2019 BC Korean Speech Contest-British Columbia

    16th Mar 2019 1:00 pm to 16th Mar 2019 5:00 pm
    16th Mar 2019 1:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Cheer on fellow UBC students as they showcase their Korean language skills at this annual contest.

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  • UBC Lectures in Iranian Studies: Articulations of Identity in the Iranian Diaspora

    15th Mar 2019 6:00 pm to 15th Mar 2019 8:30 pm
    15th Mar 2019 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The UBC Lectures in Iranian Studies presents, "Articulations of Identity in Iranian Diaspora," a talk given by Ph.D. candidate Nojang Khatami.

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  • Hokkaidō 150: Workshop and Keynote Lecture

    15th Mar 2019 to 15th Mar 2019
    15th Mar 2019

    This event is dedicated to reflecting on the history of settler colonialism and its impacts on Indigenous peoples, while celebrating the local culture, art, and music of BC and Hokkaidō.

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  • The 2019 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

    14th Mar 2019 6:00 pm to 14th Mar 2019 9:00 pm
    14th Mar 2019 6:00 pm
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

    The 11th Annual Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program will be on March 14th, 2019. The annual event celebrates the rich life of Punjabi language and culture and its importance in BC.

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  • Indigenous music from Hokkaidō and British Columbia

    14th Mar 2019 5:30 pm to 14th Mar 2019 7:00 pm
    14th Mar 2019 5:30 pm
    Museum of Anthropology

    Join MOA for a special evening of Indigenous music featuring Ainu singers from Hokkaidō and a Haida singer from British Columbia. This event is organized in conjunction with the Hokkaidō 150: Settler Colonialism and Indigeneity in Modern Japan and Beyond workshop.

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  • On Chinese Qin and Chan Buddhism Literature: to learn from the performance of Guqin

    14th Mar 2019 2:30 pm to 14th Mar 2019 4:00 pm
    14th Mar 2019 2:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This lecture by Professor Huqun Li will focus on the Literati Qin Tradition 文人琴統 at its initial stage, the Qin Chan Tradition 琴禪傳統 as it developed, and then on the unique mode of narration of the Qin Chan Tradition and compare the methods of expression in other Chan Traditions.

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  • Asian Studies Graduate Conference 2019

    9th Mar 2019 9:30 am to 9th Mar 2019 5:00 pm
    9th Mar 2019 9:30 am
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Join the annual Asian Studies Graduate Conference to explore current research projects, engage with various scholars, and be part of discussions regarding a variety of subjects and disciplines. 

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  • The Japanese Department’s Annual Karaoke and Talent Night 2019

    8th Mar 2019 5:00 pm to 8th Mar 2019 7:00 pm
    8th Mar 2019 5:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Come out and show off your skills at the JAPN department's most popular event! All types of performances and at any level will be considered, as long as they include Japanese language.

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  • 2019 Asian Studies Annual Careers Night

    5th Mar 2019 6:00 pm to 5th Mar 2019 8:30 pm
    5th Mar 2019 6:00 pm
    Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

    One of our best events of the year! Gain advice and network with people who have found exciting careers after an Asian Studies degree.

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  • The 2019 Annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest

    2nd Mar 2019 to 2nd Mar 2019
    2nd Mar 2019

    The Annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest is open to British Columbia and Yukon residents who speak Japanese as a foreign or second language.

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  • I, Kambiz Sharif: A Talk and Book-Signing by the Artist

    1st Mar 2019 6:00 pm to 1st Mar 2019 8:00 pm
    1st Mar 2019 6:00 pm

    Conducted in Persian, Sculptor Kambiz Sharif will be sharing insights on his book "I, Kambiz Sharif"

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  • 3MT ASIA Heat: Compete with your research on Asia

    1st Mar 2019 5:00 pm to 1st Mar 2019 7:00 pm
    1st Mar 2019 5:00 pm

    Come and compete for prizes and the chance to move forward in UBC’s Three-Minute Thesis competition. Or come cheer on your friends. For Ph.D. and MA students who work on Asia in any field, discipline, or faculty. Pizza will be provided for all!

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  • Passing, Posing, Persuasion: Cultural Production and Coloniality in Modern Japan

    1st Mar 2019 10:00 am to 2nd Mar 2019 5:15 pm
    1st Mar 2019 10:00 am

    This two-day international conference will bring scholars from East Asia and North America together to interrogate various intersections of cultural production.

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  • Free Coffee and Chocolate Month Food Drive

    1st Mar 2019 to 31st Mar 2019
    1st Mar 2019
    Asian Centre

    For the month of March, Asian Studies will be offering free coffee and chocolate with every food or cash donation! Items will be collected in the main office and the donations will be taken to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

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  • 2019 UBC Lantern Festival Poetry Night

    28th Feb 2019 4:00 pm to 28th Feb 2019 6:00 pm
    28th Feb 2019 4:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    This event features a poetry contest, recitation competition, guest performance, award ceremony, and inclusive activities for all our guests.

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  • Heritage and the Punjabi Landscape: UBC Undergraduates Explore the Practice of Memory in Punjab, India

    28th Feb 2019 4:00 pm to 28th Feb 2019 5:00 pm
    28th Feb 2019 4:00 pm
    Room 213

    This presentation features UBC undergraduates taking part in a Go Global international research conference in February 2019 in Patiala and Amritsar, Punjab, India, that explores the meaning and practice of “Heritage” in the Indian state of Punjab. The exhibition engages with the legacy of Partition, the division of the cultural and linguistic region of Punjab into the post-colonial states of India and Pakistan.

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  • Ambedkar’s Idea of Religion

    28th Feb 2019 11:00 am to 28th Feb 2019 12:00 pm
    28th Feb 2019 11:00 am
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    This lecture by Dr. Valerian Rodrigues explores the idea of religion that informs Dr. Ambedkar's writings and assesses its relevance for a deeply plural society.

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  • Monasteries as Home: Facing Challenges of Modernization in Tibetan Monastic Education and Leadership

    25th Feb 2019 5:30 pm to 25th Feb 2019 7:00 pm
    25th Feb 2019 5:30 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    In this talk, Khenpo Choying Dorjee, one of the sponsors of the leadership programs in his monastery, will introduce traditional monastic institutions and discuss the innovations brought forth as a result of this Khyentse Foundation initiative.

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  • Evolution of Hong Kong’s Democracy Movement

    25th Feb 2019 5:30 pm to 25th Feb 2019 7:00 pm
    25th Feb 2019 5:30 pm

    This public seminar with Dr. Ma Ngok (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) covers how the democracy movement in Hong Kong in the last four decades has been shaped by three main factors: attitude towards China, attitude towards the establishment, and class.

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  • The Ceramic Culture of Joseon Korea and its Interactions with East Asia

    19th Feb 2019 10:00 am to 20th Feb 2019 6:00 pm
    19th Feb 2019 10:00 am

    Part of the One Asia Seminar on Korean Culture, focusing on the history of Korean ceramics.

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  • Beyond borders: An Arts Festival in Preet Nagar, Punjab, India

    15th Feb 2019 to 22nd Feb 2019
    15th Feb 2019

    A group of UBC students on an Go Global Undergraduate Research Conference, led by Professor Anne Murphy, will be visiting this exhibition as a part of its exploration of Punjabi heritage.

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  • International Mother Language Day

    14th Feb 2019 5:00 pm to 14th Feb 2019 7:00 pm
    14th Feb 2019 5:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Every year IMLD is celebrated with multilingual presentations, performances, and multicultural festivities, representing diverse languages from around the world. Please join us in this wonderful celebration of our mother languages and multilingualism! Registration required.

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  • Three Minute Thesis Information session: Presenting your Research, Tips & Info

    12th Feb 2019 1:00 pm to 12th Feb 2019 2:00 pm
    12th Feb 2019 1:00 pm

    This workshop will offer tips and advice to prepare participants for the Three Minute Thesis. 3MT is an academic competition where the participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience.

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  • A Sino-Tibetan Buddhist Modernism: Religious Marketplace, Constellative Networking and Urbanism

    11th Feb 2019 5:30 pm to 11th Feb 2019 7:00 pm
    11th Feb 2019 5:30 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    As an increasing number of Tibetan lamas reach out to non-Tibetan populations in contemporary China, Tibetan Buddhism is undergoing various transformations especially in urban settings.

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  • Iranian Music After the 1979 Revolution

    8th Feb 2019 6:00 pm to 8th Feb 2019 8:00 pm
    8th Feb 2019 6:00 pm

    Conducted in both Persian and English, this lecture will feature Amir Eslami, a Musician, Composer; and Former Senior Lecturer at Tehran University of Art.

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  • 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration

    8th Feb 2019 to 8th Feb 2019
    8th Feb 2019
    UBC Nest

    Come celebrate the year of the pig with us!

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  • A Conversation on Pop Culture with Anita Lee

    7th Feb 2019 3:30 pm to 7th Feb 2019 5:00 pm
    7th Feb 2019 3:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Renowned actor and radio host Ms. Anita Lee will be sharing her experience in the entertainment industry and thoughts on Cantonese pop culture.

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  • Gender, Communication and Sexual Assault in Chinese Media: A Public Controversy

    5th Feb 2019 2:00 pm to 5th Feb 2019 3:30 pm
    5th Feb 2019 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Jinying Tang, Ph.D., a lecturer in Media & Gender Institute at Communication University of China and visiting scholar will give a talk covering the varied discourses surrounding a sexual assault incident, named as “Deng Yujiao Incident” in 2009.

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  • Educational Modernization in Chinese Buddhism: A Century of Transformation

    31st Jan 2019 1:30 pm to 31st Jan 2019 2:30 pm
    31st Jan 2019 1:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Rongdao Lai, an Assistant Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California, will be holding a talk exploring several paradigm shifts associated with Buddhist educational modernization and how these changes inspired and shaped the discourse and conceptualization of education within the tradition.

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  • Parviz Tanavoli: Poetry in Bronze (Film Screening/Q&A)

    25th Jan 2019 6:00 pm to 25th Jan 2019 8:00 pm
    25th Jan 2019 6:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    This documentary features exclusive interviews with Iranian-Canadian sculptor, Parviz Tanavoli and leading figures in the international art world. The screening will be followed by Q&A between the director, Canadian filmmaker Terrence Turner and Parviz Tanavoli himself.

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  • The Initial Rise of Manjusri Belief: Centered on the “Three Biographies of Qing Liang Mountain”

    24th Jan 2019 4:30 pm to 24th Jan 2019 6:00 pm
    24th Jan 2019 4:30 pm

    This lecture by Dr. Chen Long will investigate the primary characteristics of Manjusri belief and the transformation process from “Immortal Purple Mansion” to “Buddhist Capital” in Mount Wutai.

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  • Enlightenment for Plants and Trees: Sōmoku jōbutsu in Medieval Japanese Short Stories

    22nd Jan 2019 12:30 pm to 22nd Jan 2019 1:30 pm
    22nd Jan 2019 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    As part of the Centre of Japanese Research's Lunchtime Lectures, Haley Blum will be holding a talk exploring the Buddhist ideology of sōmoku jōbutsu, or “plants and trees becoming buddhas”.

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  • Modernizing the Persian Masterpiece, Shahnameh: A Talk with Artist Hamid Rahmanian

    16th Jan 2019 6:00 pm to 16th Jan 2019 8:30 pm
    16th Jan 2019 6:00 pm
    Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

    Mr. Rahmanian will give a talk on the artistic process of transforming the 10th-century epic poem Shahnameh by the poet Ferdowsi, into a modern classic.

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  • 2019 Korean Culture Seminars: Ceramics

    12th Jan 2019 3:00 pm to 12th Jan 2019 6:00 pm
    12th Jan 2019 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This series of Korean culture seminars focuses on Korean ceramics as its site of study. The seminars will be on Jan. 12, Jan. 26, and Feb. 9. The seminars are held in Korean.

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  • The Work of Memory: Contemporary Artists Engage the Severed Past along the Indo-Pakistan Border

    10th Jan 2019 4:00 pm to 10th Jan 2019 5:00 pm
    10th Jan 2019 4:00 pm

    This talk by Anne Murphy & Raghavendra Rao K.V addresses memory work along the Indo-Pakistan border that attempts to call to mind a once-shared culture that now is divided by an international boundary.

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  • Why “Cantonese Worlds” Matters

    3rd Dec 2018 2:00 pm to 3rd Dec 2018 3:30 pm
    3rd Dec 2018 2:00 pm

    Clement Fong will be reflecting on the experience gained through teaching of our new course “History of Cantonese Worlds” (ASIA 323) and examine the responses it has received from both local and overseas communities.

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  • Mental Health in Bhutan: Listening for Bridges

    26th Nov 2018 5:00 pm to 26th Nov 2018 7:00 pm
    26th Nov 2018 5:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Dr. Tietjen will be discussing the state of mental health treatment in Bhutan today. In particular, she will be describe the challenges and revelations of developing treatments that bridge healing traditions and reflect the specific realities of rapid Westernization in this deeply Buddhist culture.

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  • 2018/19 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies with Professor Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney

    22nd Nov 2018 6:30 pm to 22nd Nov 2018 8:30 pm
    22nd Nov 2018 6:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Social and Political Lives of Japanese Cherry Blossoms.

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  • Patterns of Consumption: Indian Dress and Colonial Society, 1770-1850

    22nd Nov 2018 4:00 pm to 22nd Nov 2018 5:00 pm
    22nd Nov 2018 4:00 pm

    In this presentation by Tara Mayer, a close analysis of British portraits and patterns of consumption in India from roughly 1770 to 1850 reveals the myriad ways in which the adoption of Indian dress served to create new identities for individual Britons within their own domestic society.

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  • Conciliation and Disruption in Memorial Spaces in the Philippines

    21st Nov 2018 4:00 pm to 21st Nov 2018 6:00 pm
    21st Nov 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Talk Series with Professor Karl Ian Cheng Chua (Ateneo de Manila University).

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  • Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver Studio Sessions

    16th Nov 2018 5:00 pm to 16th Nov 2018 6:00 pm
    16th Nov 2018 5:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    The ICMSV will be presenting a live recording session of Indian classical vocals with visting musician Kishan Patel.

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  • Rethinking the Structure and Typology of Liturgical Texts from Dunhuang

    15th Nov 2018 4:00 pm to 15th Nov 2018 5:30 pm
    15th Nov 2018 4:00 pm

    This talk by Dr. Chunwen Hao will give an overview of recent thinking on the typology and structure of the liturgical texts found among the Dunhuang manuscripts.

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  • Loyalism, Realism, and Self-Legitimization: Diplomacy and State Ideology in Mid-Chosŏn Korea

    15th Nov 2018 4:00 pm to 15th Nov 2018 6:00 pm
    15th Nov 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Dr. Ilsoo David Cho (Harvard University) will present a lecture as part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Talk Series.

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  • The Irony of Open Borders: Mobility, Citizenship, and Ethnicity in Himalayan South Asia

    15th Nov 2018 12:15 pm to 15th Nov 2018 2:00 pm
    15th Nov 2018 12:15 pm

    Drawing upon 20 years of ongoing ethnographic research across the borders of Nepal and India, this photographically illustrated talk by Dr. Sara Schneiderman shows how the political-historical reality of the postcolonial open border between the two countries has yielded unexpected results for many people who live along it.

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  • Film Screening of White Sun (Seto Surya) Followed by Q&A with Director Deepak Rauniyar

    13th Nov 2018 7:30 pm to 13th Nov 2018 10:00 pm
    13th Nov 2018 7:30 pm

    Film Synopsis: When his father dies, anti-regime partisan Chandra travels to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting the man she thinks is her father, but she’s confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumoured to be his son.

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  • Do You Own Your Islamic Law? A Conversation with Dr. Rumee Ahmed

    10th Nov 2018 3:00 pm to 10th Nov 2018 5:00 pm
    10th Nov 2018 3:00 pm

    Author of the newly released book Sharia Compliant: A User’s Guide to Hacking Islamic Law, Dr. Rumee Ahmed will be opening up about his ideas and arguments outlined in his book, as well as engaging in a broader conversation with the audience afterwards.

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  • Christian Books in Pre-modern Japan: Printing, Prohibition, & Circulation

    8th Nov 2018 4:00 pm to 8th Nov 2018 6:00 pm
    8th Nov 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Talk Series with Professor M. Antoni Ucerler (University of San Francisco)

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  • Do You Own Your Islamic Law? A Conversation with Dr Rumee Ahmed

    5th Nov 2018 3:00 pm to 5th Nov 2018 5:00 pm
    5th Nov 2018 3:00 pm

    Dr. Rumee Ahmed, author of the newly released book Sharia Compliant: A User’s Guide to Hacking Islamic Law, will be opening up about his ideas and arguments outlined in his book, as well as engaging in a broader conversation with the audience afterwards.

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  • Collaboration in Late Imperial South China: The Lower Pearl River Estuary during the Opium War

    1st Nov 2018 2:00 pm to 1st Nov 2018 4:00 pm
    1st Nov 2018 2:00 pm

    This seminar with Dr. Gary Chi-hung Luk traces Chinese collaboration in Hong Kong and its surrounding lower Pearl River Delta region during the 1839–42 hostilities to the social ecology and frontier setting of late imperial South China’s littoral.

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  • Free Coffee and Chocolate Month

    1st Nov 2018 9:00 am to 30th Nov 2018 4:00 pm
    1st Nov 2018 9:00 am

    We know that Term 1 can be a long one. Take a break and re-energize with some free coffee and chocolate on us! Visit us in the main Asian Studies office (607) anytime from 9am to 4pm with your own mug.

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  • Celebrate Diwali with the Asian Library and Centre for India and South Asia Research

    26th Oct 2018 12:00 pm to 26th Oct 2018 1:30 pm
    26th Oct 2018 12:00 pm

    Come and celebrate Diwali (Festival of Lights), the most widely celebrated festival in India, at the Asian Centre Auditorium. UBC students, staff, and faculty members are cordially invited to experience the diversity of culture through music, Henna, and delicious refreshments.

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  • The State, Society, and Agent in Late Chosŏn Korea: Thinking through a Korean literature Controversy)

    24th Oct 2018 2:45 pm to 24th Oct 2018 5:45 pm
    24th Oct 2018 2:45 pm
    Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

    Part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Talk Series with Professor Youngmin Kim (Seoul National University).

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  • A City Lost or Found? Sketching Hong Kong’s History of the Present

    18th Oct 2018 4:00 pm to 18th Oct 2018 6:00 pm
    18th Oct 2018 4:00 pm

    Inspired by the notion “history of the present,” this public seminar hosted by Dr. Ching Kwan Lee (University of California) will explore the major analytical and historical themes that inform the political sociology of Hong Kong in the post-1997 era.

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  • The Age of Irreverence at the UBC Bookstore

    18th Oct 2018 4:00 pm to 18th Oct 2018 5:00 pm
    18th Oct 2018 4:00 pm
    UBC Bookstore

    Come hear UBC professor Christopher Rea talk about how the first decades of the twentieth century transformed how Chinese people thought and talked about what's funny, drawing from his award-winning book The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China.

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  • Scattered Sources, Intertwined Histories: Trade Networks and Consumption between Qing China and Imperial Spain across the Pacific (1580-1760)”

    18th Oct 2018 4:00 pm to 18th Oct 2018 6:00 pm
    18th Oct 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Talk Series with Professor Manuel Perez Garcia (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

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  • The Visual Culture of Buddhist Maṇḍalas at Dunhuang

    18th Oct 2018 1:30 pm to 18th Oct 2018 3:30 pm
    18th Oct 2018 1:30 pm

    Dr. Michelle C. Wang will be articulating a view of the Silk Road that focuses on long-term, localized contacts rather than the more commonly assumed long-distance east-west exchanges.

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  • Film screening: Deepak Rauniyar’s White Sun (Seto Surya) followed by Q&A

    13th Oct 2018 7:30 pm to 13th Oct 2018 10:00 pm
    13th Oct 2018 7:30 pm

    A film about an anti-regime partisan, Chandra travels to his remote mountain village after nearly a decade away. Little Pooja is anxiously awaiting the man she thinks is her father, but she’s confused when Chandra arrives with Badri, a young street orphan rumoured to be his son.

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  • Air Pressure: Time and Aviation in Nepal

    12th Oct 2018 5:30 pm to 12th Oct 2018 7:00 pm
    12th Oct 2018 5:30 pm

    Join Tina Harris of the University of Amsterdam as she discusses the tensions between the future targets of the global aviation industry and the everyday practices of managing air travel in Nepal, and how they work to produce spatial hierarchies as well as creative solutions.

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  • Dr Ambedkar’s Legacy: Our Campaign to Outlaw Caste Discrimination in Great Britain

    11th Oct 2018 5:00 pm to 11th Oct 2018 7:00 pm
    11th Oct 2018 5:00 pm

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  • The Pleasures and Perils of Hong Kong Pulp Fiction

    11th Oct 2018 4:00 pm to 11th Oct 2018 5:00 pm
    11th Oct 2018 4:00 pm

    Come hear associate professor Christopher Rea talk about the lasting influence of the beloved and reviled Hong Kong pulp fiction publications, from the 1950s to today.

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  • Taixu’s Global Buddhist Movement and His Discourse on Civilization

    11th Oct 2018 4:00 pm to 11th Oct 2018 5:30 pm
    11th Oct 2018 4:00 pm

    Dr. Jun Gong will be discussing the World Buddhism campaign that Master Taixu (1890-1947) launched during the 1920s and his discursive discussion about civilizations at the same time.

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  • Qing Imperial Translations and their Impact on Early Modern Eurasian Scholarship: The Case of History

    11th Oct 2018 4:00 pm to 11th Oct 2018 6:00 pm
    11th Oct 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Talk Series with Professor Matthew W. Mosca (University of Washington).

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  • How Big is “Local”? The Historically Global Nature of Hong Kong Culture and Society

    4th Oct 2018 7:30 pm to 4th Oct 2018 9:00 pm
    4th Oct 2018 7:30 pm

    Associated with the 2018-19 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture, this talk discusses the multi-layered historical experience shared by generations of immigrants and emigrants to Hong Kong. This event is open to the public but will be conducted in Cantonese.

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  • Measuring Reliability in the Wartime Transport of Provisions: The Case of Mao Yuanyi (1594-1641)”

    4th Oct 2018 4:00 pm to 4th Oct 2018 6:00 pm
    4th Oct 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Talk Series. With Dr. Masato Hasegawa (Max Planck Institute, Germany).

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  • 2018/19 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture with Professor Helen F. Siu

    3rd Oct 2018 6:00 pm to 3rd Oct 2018 8:30 pm
    3rd Oct 2018 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Worldly Engagement of the Greater Pearl River Delta Region

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  • A Conversation with Michelle Kim, Author of Running Through Sprinklers

    26th Sep 2018 6:00 pm to 26th Sep 2018 8:00 pm
    26th Sep 2018 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Please join Dr. Bruce Fulton and the students in ASIA 452 (the Literature of the Korean Diaspora) for an evening with Michelle Kim, who will discuss and read from her novel Running Through Sprinklers, about coming of age in Surrey, BC.

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  • Himalaya Program Welcome Reception and Photo Exhibition Opening: Life with the Forest in Sikkim

    24th Sep 2018 5:00 pm to 24th Sep 2018 7:00 pm
    24th Sep 2018 5:00 pm

    Join the Himalaya Program on September 24 for a Welcome Reception to mark the beginning of the 2018-2019 academic year and the opening of a photo exhibition by Saori Ogura, a PhD student at UBC Forestry.

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  • Ecumene, Landscape, and History: Korea, the Ming, and the Problem of Universal Empire

    20th Sep 2018 4:00 pm to 20th Sep 2018 6:00 pm
    20th Sep 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Hosted by Sixiang Wang, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University, as part of the 2018 One Asia Forum Talk Series.

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  • Rethinking What We Mean by the “Floating World”

    19th Sep 2018 6:00 pm to 19th Sep 2018 7:30 pm
    19th Sep 2018 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    With Professor Timon Screech (Professor of the History of Art, SOAS, University of London).

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  • Asian Studies Welcome Back Lunch

    4th Sep 2018 12:00 pm to 4th Sep 2018 1:30 pm
    4th Sep 2018 12:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Come learn about the Asian Studies Experience and join the Asian Studies community.

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  • Premodern Japanese History Seminar: “文禄・慶長の役から見る秀吉政権と大名権力”

    30th Aug 2018 9:00 am to 30th Aug 2018 5:30 pm
    30th Aug 2018 9:00 am
    Dodson Room

    A seminar on pre-modern Japanese history hosted by Professor Nakano Hitoshi (Kyushu University) and Dr. Torizu Ryoji (Yatsushiro City Museum)

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  • The Birth of a Religious Group: An Ethnographic Study of Confucian Congregation

    27th Aug 2018 2:00 pm to 27th Aug 2018 4:00 pm
    27th Aug 2018 2:00 pm
    Buchanan D219

    With speakers Dr. Lizhu Fan (Fudan University) & Dr Na Chen (Fudan University)

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  • Lab Korean Studies Seminar “소통과 경합으로서의 18세기 朝鮮과 日本의 문화교류”

    14th Aug 2018 10:00 am to 15th Aug 2018 5:00 pm
    14th Aug 2018 10:00 am
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    A Korean studies seminar hosted by Dr. Jinyoup Jang of Yonsei University, that is conducted in Korean and open to the public

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  • Tianzhu Book Prize Lecture

    12th Aug 2018 6:30 pm to 12th Aug 2018 8:30 pm
    12th Aug 2018 6:30 pm

    The recipient of the 2018 Tianzhu Book Prize, Dr. Jiang Wu, of the University of Arizona will be having a lecture on his winning book “Leaving for the Rising Sun: Chinese Zen Master Yinyuan and the Authenticity Crisis in Early Modern East Asia”

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  • 2018 UBC International Conference on “Korean Religions” ( “한국의 종교문화: 전통과 변용”)

    15th Jul 2018 5:00 pm to 18th Jul 2018 6:00 pm
    15th Jul 2018 5:00 pm
    University of British Columbia

    Those interested in participating in the conference of June 16-17 for two-full days, please contact Jinsung Kim (by July 6): mitol8274[at]gmail.com.

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  • The 17th World Sanskrit Conference

    9th Jul 2018 to 13th Jul 2018
    9th Jul 2018

    The WSC will, for the first time, be held in Canada, with UBC Asian Studies to have been selected as the host. During the WSC, more than 500 delegates from all over the world will present cutting-edge research on a range of topics related to Sanskrit and classical India.

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  • Korean Studies Seminar with Professor Seo In Beom

    3rd Jul 2018 to 4th Jul 2018
    3rd Jul 2018
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    “燕行錄과 海行摠載의 세계” with speaker Professor Seo In Beom (서인범, Dongguk University).

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  • The 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics

    23rd Jun 2018 to 24th Jun 2018
    23rd Jun 2018

    The conference focuses on new advances in Cantonese Linguistics, including new approaches to theory and data, methodologies, and applications. New research on geographical variations, overseas speaker communities, and pedagogical issues are especially welcome.

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  • Cantonese Worlds 2 Workshop

    21st Jun 2018 9:00 am to 22nd Jun 2018 4:00 pm
    21st Jun 2018 9:00 am
    Fairmont Social Lounge, St John's College

    The UBC Cantonese Language Program is hosting the Second Cantonese Worlds Workshop at St. John’s College and the Richmond Public Library.

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  • 2018 UBC International Conference on Korean Tea Bowls

    19th Jun 2018 5:00 pm to 22nd Jun 2018 6:00 pm
    19th Jun 2018 5:00 pm
    University of British Columbia

    Explore Korean art, history and culture in this two day conference on Korean tea bowls.

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  • Rethinking the History of Okinawa-Korea Relations: Consecutive Occupation and Control through the ‘Fear of Rape’ by Japanese and US Militaries

    14th Jun 2018 3:00 pm to 14th Jun 2018 6:00 pm
    14th Jun 2018 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Dr. Yunshin Hong (Hitotsubashi University).

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  • 조선시대 요리책의 문화사: 서재와 주방 사이의 간극 (A Cultural History of Cookbooks of Chosŏn Korea: Between Library and Kitchen)

    24th May 2018 3:00 pm to 24th May 2018 6:00 pm
    24th May 2018 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor Young-Ha Joo (The Academy of Korean Studies).

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  • Scaling The Ming Conference

    18th May 2018 8:00 am to 18th May 2018 6:00 pm
    18th May 2018 8:00 am

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  • Visiting Scholar Seminar on Korean Studies “가사문학과 조선의 사회문화”

    27th Apr 2018 3:00 pm to 27th Apr 2018 6:00 pm
    27th Apr 2018 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Speaker: Professor Chang Hyun Kim (Gongju National University of Education) Open to the public. All are welcome. Language: Korean (한국어) RSVP required (by April 22) to: mitol8274@gmail.com (Jinsung Kim) 발표 1: “조선사대부와 민중의 사유방식에 대한 고찰 1: 한문소설과 민중서사” 발표 2: “조선사대부와 민중의 사유방식에 대한 고찰 2: 판소리 서사의 개작과 그 지향”    

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  • CANCELLED: River Governance and Sentiment in The Travels of Lao Can 河、治理與地方:《老殘遊記》中的情感工程

    17th Apr 2018 10:00 am to 17th Apr 2018 12:00 pm
    17th Apr 2018 10:00 am
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This talk addresses the relation between the discourse of sentiment in The Travels of Lao Can, the decades-long disastrous Yellow River floods that began in 1855, and flood-control engineering efforts, in which Liu E himself was an active participant. This talk is in Chinese.

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  • The politics of bigotry and growing state repression in India today: A conversation with Teesta Setelvad

    16th Apr 2018 4:00 pm to 16th Apr 2018 6:00 pm
    16th Apr 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    About the speaker Teesta Setelvad is the Editor of Communalism Combat magazine and author of Foot Soldier of the Constitution: A Memoir (2017). She is a dedicated social justice activist who has been spearheading the campaign for justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat Muslim massacre. As a secularist, she has worked to expose...

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  • 2015 Asian Studies Careers Night

    10th Apr 2018 4:00 pm to 10th Apr 2018 5:00 pm
    10th Apr 2018 4:00 pm

    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 6:00 PM Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall Alumni Speakers: Paula Bennett, BA ‘ 73, has been working for various departments related to Immigration Canada since 1973. She has worked all around the word, from the US to Africa to Asia, and, before retiring, was most recently the First Secretary for...

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  • Illumination and its Discontents: Electricity Theft and the Political Economy of Japanese Energy

    29th Mar 2018 6:30 pm to 29th Mar 2018 8:00 pm
    29th Mar 2018 6:30 pm
    Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre

    The 8th Annual Burge Lecture with guest lecturer Dr. Ian Miller, Professor of History at Harvard University.

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  • Life Under the Shadow: Twenty years of Nuclear Weapons in India and Pakistan

    29th Mar 2018 5:00 pm to 29th Mar 2018 6:30 pm
    29th Mar 2018 5:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    In May 1998, India and Pakistan conducted tests of nuclear weapons and since then the people of South Asia have always had to contend with the possible of use of nuclear weapons. This talk will describe what we know of the nuclear arsenals of India and Pakistan, their fissile material production capacities, nuclear weapon use doctrines, the role of the United States in shaping the security relationship in the subcontinent, and the risks of nuclear weapon use.

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  • Sikh Legacy in Pakistan

    27th Mar 2018 5:00 pm to 27th Mar 2018 6:30 pm
    27th Mar 2018 5:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Join CISAR and the Department of Asian Studies for exploration of Amardeep Singh’s research on and documentation of historical sites related to the Sikh tradition in Pakistan. Amardeep Singh is the author of Lost Heritage: The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan and The Quest Continues. This event is co-sponsored by Department of Asian Studies and UBC Sikh Students Association.

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  • A Chinese Cop in the Global Age: Qiu Xiaolong on the Past, Present and Future of Chinese Crime Fiction

    27th Mar 2018 12:00 pm to 27th Mar 2018 2:00 pm
    27th Mar 2018 12:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    With speaker & bestselling crime novelist Qiu Xiaolong 裘小龙. 

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  • What Use is a Digital Edition?

    16th Mar 2018 3:00 pm to 16th Mar 2018 5:00 pm
    16th Mar 2018 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Charles Li, Postdoctoral Fellow (Sanskrit) in the Dept. of Asian Studies.

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  • Perspectives: Placing the Viewer in Song Dynasty Paintings and Maps

    15th Mar 2018 4:00 pm to 15th Mar 2018 5:00 pm
    15th Mar 2018 4:00 pm
    Museum of Anthropology

    With Julia Orell, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, UBC

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  • Reconstructing Ananda’s Grief in the Mahaparinirvana Sutra

    14th Mar 2018 4:00 pm to 14th Mar 2018 6:00 pm
    14th Mar 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Charles Li, Postdoctoral Fellow (Sanskrit) in the Dept. of Asian Studies.

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  • The John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies
    Stolen Secrets: Intercepting Dispatches between Wartime Berlin and Japan

    13th Mar 2018 6:00 pm to 13th Mar 2018 8:30 pm
    13th Mar 2018 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Dr. Peter Kornicki (Emeritus Professor of Japanese at Cambridge University).

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  • The Global Chinese Detective Story

    13th Mar 2018 3:00 pm to 13th Mar 2018 5:00 pm
    13th Mar 2018 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    A talk by Professor Jeffrey C. Kinkley (St. John’s University and Portland State University).

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  • An Endless River of Blood: Theatricalizing Lady Rokujō from Nō to the Present

    12th Mar 2018 4:00 pm to 12th Mar 2018 6:00 pm
    12th Mar 2018 4:00 pm
    Buchanan Tower 1099

    Guest Lecture by Dr. Carol Fisher Sorgenfrei.

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  • 2018 Graduate Student Conference

    10th Mar 2018 10:00 am to 10th Mar 2018 3:30 pm
    10th Mar 2018 10:00 am
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Come join us for a day of presentations by graduate students from the Asian Studies department, with a few guest presenters from other departments.

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  • The 1st UBC Cantonese Singing Contest

    9th Mar 2018 to 9th Mar 2018
    9th Mar 2018

    The 1st UBC Cantonese Singing Contest will take place on March 9th, 2018 on the Vancouver campus of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC. Preliminary rounds run from January 25th-26th.

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  • Colonizing Language: Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea

    8th Mar 2018 12:30 pm to 8th Mar 2018 1:30 pm
    8th Mar 2018 12:30 pm

    Please join us for the book launch of Colonizing Language by Dr. Christina Yi. In this monograph, Yi investigates how linguistic nationalism and national identity intersect in the formation of modern literary canons through an examination of Japanese-language cultural production by Korean and Japanese writers from the 1930s through the 1950s, analyzing how key texts were produced, received, and circulated during the rise and fall of the Japanese empire.

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  • 2018 Asian Studies Annual Careers Night

    6th Mar 2018 6:00 pm to 6th Mar 2018 8:30 pm
    6th Mar 2018 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    One of our best events of the year! Gain advice and network with people who have found exciting careers after an Asian Studies degree.

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  • Beyond Redemption: Re-membering Loss in Lu Xun’s Morning Blossoms Plucked at Dusk

    6th Mar 2018 12:00 pm to 6th Mar 2018 1:30 pm
    6th Mar 2018 12:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    A talk by Professor Eileen J. Cheng (Pomona College) on Lu Xun’s views on memory and his attempts to re-member the past in his personal memoir, Morning Blossoms Plucked at Dusk.

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  • UBC 2018 Lantern Festival Poetry Gala

    5th Mar 2018 4:00 pm to 5th Mar 2018 6:00 pm
    5th Mar 2018 4:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Students from Chinese 450+ level courses will showcase their mastery of the Chinese classical poetry in a competition and win prizes!

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  • 2018 Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

    3rd Mar 2018 10:00 am to 3rd Mar 2018 5:00 pm
    3rd Mar 2018 10:00 am

    The Annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest is open to British Columbia and Yukon residents who speak Japanese as a foreign or second language. The 2018 Contest will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Halpern Centre, Simon Fraser University. The High School Division is tentatively scheduled to start at 10:00 am and the University/Open...

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  • Korean Studies Special Seminar: “한국인의 춤과 몸: 전통, 사상, 그리고 민속”

    3rd Mar 2018 10:00 am to 3rd Mar 2018 6:00 pm
    3rd Mar 2018 10:00 am
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Professor Aeju Lee of Seoul National University will be speaking at this free event.

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  • The 2018 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

    2nd Mar 2018 to 4th Mar 2018
    2nd Mar 2018

    With film screenings and discussion with special guest, award-winning Punjabi language filmmaker Gurvinder Singh.

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  • One Asia Forum Seminar “북한예술 디아스포라: 재일 조선인을 중심으로”

    19th Feb 2018 10:00 am to 20th Feb 2018 5:00 pm
    19th Feb 2018 10:00 am
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    A One Asia Forum Seminar presented by Dr. Ae Ran Jeong (Université Paris Diderot). This two-day seminar will be held in Korean.

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  • Powerful Imagination: Chinese Maritime Networks of the Fifteenth Century in the Eighteenth Century World

    16th Feb 2018 2:00 pm to 16th Feb 2018 4:00 pm
    16th Feb 2018 2:00 pm
    Room 1197, Buchanan Tower

    Abstract: This paper examines the early maritime power of the early Ming court (ca. 1400–1435) as imagined in early eighteenth century China. Although many records of the voyages of Zheng He and his successors across the southern and western seas were famously destroyed, knowledge of their undertakings and the extent of early-Ming maritime dominance remained...

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  • [Seminar] Always Liminal, Always in Transition: Reading Hong Kong as Staircase City

    9th Feb 2018 2:00 pm to 9th Feb 2018 3:30 pm
    9th Feb 2018 2:00 pm
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

    Through a critical examination of these structures in relation to relevant literary and filmic texts, Dr. Louis Lo (National Taipei University of Technology) will demonstrate in this talk how the perception of Hong Kong is transformed and re-imagined by considering the city as a landscape punctuated and even constructed by stairs.

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  • 2018 Lunar New Year Celebration

    9th Feb 2018 10:00 am to 9th Feb 2018 4:30 pm
    9th Feb 2018 10:00 am
    Asian Centre

    On February 9th, 2018, the Department of Asian Studies will be presenting our annual Lunar New Year Celebration! To celebrate this most important holiday in both Chinese and Korean cultures, we would like to sincerely invite you to come and enjoy our wonderful performances, great food, interesting hands-on activities, and a meaningful seminar. You will...

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  • Asian Canadian History and Film at UBC

    7th Feb 2018 to 9th Feb 2018
    7th Feb 2018

    With Filmmaker Ali Kazimi (York University).

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  • Special Korean Studies Seminar: “퇴계와 율곡의 관계에 대한 성찰”

    26th Jan 2018 3:00 pm to 26th Jan 2018 6:00 pm
    26th Jan 2018 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor Hyoungchan Kim (Korea University).

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  • Rebellious Bodies, Unsettling Memories: Transpacific Cultural Research on Japanese Sex Workers in the Early 20th Century Canada

    24th Jan 2018 12:30 pm to 24th Jan 2018 1:30 pm
    24th Jan 2018 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Dr. Ayaka Yoshimizu's lecture is based on her ongoing research on cultural memories of ameyuki-san, Japanese women who engaged in sex work in North America at the turn of the 20th century.

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  • The King’s Court or Retainers’ Court: Neo-Confucian Theories and Political Philosophies of Toegye and Yulgok

    19th Jan 2018 4:00 pm to 19th Jan 2018 5:30 pm
    19th Jan 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Hyoungchan Kim (Korea University).

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  • 2018W Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

    17th Jan 2018 6:00 pm to 17th Jan 2018 9:00 pm
    17th Jan 2018 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    "The Guest’s View: Some Thoughts on Director Ann Hui’s許鞍華 Work” featuring Professor Rey Chow (Duke University)

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  • Embodied Archives of Authenticity: The Elderly dacers of Korean Heritage Arts

    11th Jan 2018 4:00 pm to 11th Jan 2018 5:00 pm
    11th Jan 2018 4:00 pm
    Room 213

    In this presentation, Dr. CedarBough T. Saeji will explain how the best intentions can have unforeseen consequences, demonstrating the ways that cultural policy is implicated in frequent and celebrated staging of elderly solo dancers.

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  • Engineering Empire: Public Works, the Environment, and Japanese Colonialism in Korea, 1894-1945

    10th Jan 2018 12:30 pm to 10th Jan 2018 1:30 pm
    10th Jan 2018 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Tristan R. Grunow is Assistant Professor without Review in the History Department at UBC. Through a close reading of Japanese public works projects in precolonial and colonial Korea — focusing on railway construction and street improvement projects — this talk maps the intersection of imperialism and the environment.

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  • The Ten Thousand Rooms Project

    8th Jan 2018 12:30 pm to 8th Jan 2018 2:00 pm
    8th Jan 2018 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Michael Hunter is Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the East Asian Studies department at Princeton University and he is the author of Confucius Beyond the Analects (Leiden: Brill, 2017).

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  • The First Master Text: The Classic of Odes

    5th Jan 2018 4:00 pm to 5th Jan 2018 6:00 pm
    5th Jan 2018 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Michael Hunter is Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages & Literatures at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the East Asian Studies department at Princeton University and he is the author of Confucius Beyond the Analects (Leiden: Brill, 2017).

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  • Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar: 조선후기 불교사의 지형과 해석

    18th Dec 2017 to 19th Dec 2017
    18th Dec 2017
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Speaker: Professor Yongtae Kim (Dongguk University)

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  • 다산 정약용의 仁과 易學 Visiting Scholar Seminar on Korean Studies

    7th Dec 2017 3:00 pm to 7th Dec 2017 6:00 pm
    7th Dec 2017 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor Young Woo Kim (Inje University).

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  • A Tryst with Destiny? The Politics of Buddhist Heritage and the Making of Modern India by Douglas Ober

    30th Nov 2017 5:00 pm to 30th Nov 2017 6:30 pm
    30th Nov 2017 5:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    An information session hosted recent Asian Studies PhD graduate Douglas Ober

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  • Identity/Assimilation/Assertion

    27th Nov 2017 4:00 pm to 27th Nov 2017 5:00 pm
    27th Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    Buchanan Tower

    Part of the "Enacting Culture/s: Theatre and film across disciplines" series. Join faculty, students and members of the greater Vancouver arts community for this series of talks exploring theatre and film practices across the disciplines. Most talks feature two speakers, who will address the theme from diverse disciplinary locations.

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  • Taiwan in the Age of Global China: Challenges and Opportunities

    23rd Nov 2017 4:00 pm to 23rd Nov 2017 6:00 pm
    23rd Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Dr. Tony Liu (Chung Hsing University, Taiwan).

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  • Words, Images, and Sounds: One Hour in Chinese Literature

    23rd Nov 2017 11:15 am to 23rd Nov 2017 12:15 pm
    23rd Nov 2017 11:15 am
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    You are cordially invited to this event presented by students in CHIN 481.

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  • Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions

    22nd Nov 2017 4:00 pm to 22nd Nov 2017 5:00 pm
    22nd Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Jimmy Yu, a Sheng Yen Associate Professor of Chinese Buddhism at the Florida State University, will come to UBC and give a guest lecture with the title “Reflections on Self-Immolation in Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Traditions” on November 22 at 4 pm in Room 604 of the UBC Asian Center (1871 West Mall).

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  • Voices of Contemporary Himalayan Literature: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa in Conversation

    20th Nov 2017 5:00 pm to 20th Nov 2017 7:00 pm
    20th Nov 2017 5:00 pm
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

    Join us for a conversation with two acclaimed Himalayan authors: Manjushree Thapa and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa! They will be discussing their recently published novels, short stories, poetry, and non-fiction, considering what it means to represent Nepal and Tibet in the English-language literary scene. About the Speakers: Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is the author of three collections of...

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  • The Kangxi Emperor: China’s Deng Xiaoping in the 17th Century

    16th Nov 2017 4:00 pm to 16th Nov 2017 6:00 pm
    16th Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Professor Gang Zhao (The University of Akron, Ohio).

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  • The Social Worlds of Indian Aesthetics: a View from the Mughal Period

    16th Nov 2017 4:00 pm to 16th Nov 2017 6:00 pm
    16th Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Professor Busch shares highlights from a book project (in collaboration with Dr. Molly Aitken) on “Aesthetic Worlds of the Indian Heroine” that explores Mughal India’s deep engagement with classical aesthetics through paintings and poems about female beauty.

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  • The Making of Chinese Hegemony in Early Modern East Asia

    9th Nov 2017 4:00 pm to 9th Nov 2017 6:00 pm
    9th Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Dr. Jiyoung Lee (American University).

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  • The Lost Books of Modern China: Moral Censorship and the Preservation of “Obscene” Texts

    8th Nov 2017 2:00 pm to 8th Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    8th Nov 2017 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    A lecture by Professor Michel Hockx (University of Notre Dame)

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  • Trust and Promise: Foundations of Tokugawa Altruism and Cooperation

    8th Nov 2017 12:30 pm to 8th Nov 2017 1:30 pm
    8th Nov 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The speaker, Minami Orihara, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Asian Studies, who is currently working on her dissertation on the social history of early modern Japan. She joined the program after completing her M.A. in History at the National University of Singapore.

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  • Decoding Babasaheb Dr. Ambedkar: Ideas and Praxis

    2nd Nov 2017 5:00 pm to 2nd Nov 2017 6:30 pm
    2nd Nov 2017 5:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Join us for the new Annual Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture on November 2, 2017 at 5 p.m., with Professor Vivek Kumar. Dr. Vivek Kumar is a Professor of Sociology & Professor Dr. Ambedkar Chair (I/C), Member Committee on Global Studies Programme in the Center for the Study of Social Systems, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University,...

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  • A “Great Divergence” of Ideas? An Asiacentric World in a Eurocentric Academy

    2nd Nov 2017 4:00 pm to 2nd Nov 2017 6:00 pm
    2nd Nov 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Dr. Luke Clossey (Simon Fraser University).

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  • The Foreclosure Follies and Interdisciplinary Collaboration

    30th Oct 2017 4:00 pm to 30th Oct 2017 5:00 pm
    30th Oct 2017 4:00 pm
    Buchanan Tower

    Part of the “Enacting Culture/s: Theatre and film across disciplines” series. Join faculty, students and members of the greater Vancouver arts community for this series of talks exploring theatre and film practices across the disciplines. Most talks feature two speakers, who will address the theme from diverse disciplinary locations.

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  • Fragments That Mattered: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Mount Gyeryong

    26th Oct 2017 4:00 pm to 26th Oct 2017 6:00 pm
    26th Oct 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Dr. Seung Yeon Sang (Harvard University Museum).

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  • The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty

    26th Oct 2017 2:15 pm to 26th Oct 2017 3:45 pm
    26th Oct 2017 2:15 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    We are pleased to announce that Dr. Kai Sheng, a visiting professor from Tsinghua University, China , will give a guest lecture with the title “The Philosophy and Practice of Buddhist Confession in the Song Dynasty” on October 26, 2:15pm to 3:45pm in Room 604 of the UBC Asian Center (1871 West Mall).

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  • Everything You Wanted to Know about Grad School (but were afraid to ask)

    25th Oct 2017 5:00 pm to 25th Oct 2017 7:00 pm
    25th Oct 2017 5:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    An Asian Studies Information Session 

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  • Individuality in Early Modern Japan: a discussion of and launch for Peter Nosco’s recent book

    25th Oct 2017 12:30 pm to 25th Oct 2017 2:00 pm
    25th Oct 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Two of the most commonly alleged features of Japanese society are its homogeneity and its encouragement of conformity, as represented by the saying that the nail that sticks up gets pounded.

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  • The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai

    23rd Oct 2017 5:00 pm to 23rd Oct 2017 7:00 pm
    23rd Oct 2017 5:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Paul Groner, a professor from the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, will come to UBC and give a guest lecture with the title “The Thirteenth Fourteenth Century Encounter of Chinese Tiantai and Japanese Tendai” on October 23rd at 5 pm in Room 604 of the UBC Asian Center (1871 West Mall).

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  • Set: Art Performance and Talk-Back

    13th Oct 2017 7:00 pm to 13th Oct 2017 8:30 pm
    13th Oct 2017 7:00 pm

    Date: October 13, 2017 Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm Place: SFU Woodward’s 149 W. Hastings Canada at 150+: Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada Set: Art Performance and Talk-Back With multi-media artists Umesh M.S. and Jason Baerg in discussion with Raghavendra Rao K.V., curator of Canada at 150+: Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada Public...

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  • Concert and Conversation with the Musical Ensemble, Chaar Yaar

    12th Oct 2017 5:00 pm to 12th Oct 2017 6:00 pm
    12th Oct 2017 5:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Date: October 12, 2017 Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Place: Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall You are invited for a very special after work/classes concert with the musical ensemble, Chaar Yaar.  The group Chaar Yaar came into existence about nine years ago. As the name suggests, it is comprised of four musicians – namely, the composer, vocalist and poet Madan Gopal Singh; the ace...

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  • Neighbors and Killers: Contacts between Qing China and Chosŏn Korea in the Tumen River

    12th Oct 2017 4:00 pm to 12th Oct 2017 6:00 pm
    12th Oct 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Dr. Seonmin Kim (Korea University).

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  • Understanding the Partition of Punjab in the Context of the Partition of India and Bengal

    5th Oct 2017 5:00 pm to 5th Oct 2017 6:30 pm
    5th Oct 2017 5:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    In this lecture on the partition of Punjab- one of the most affected region of the Partition, Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed will demonstrate that the partition of the Punjab, although linked to the overall partition of India, was the result of the polarization between Hindu-Sikhs on the one hand and Muslims on the other because in the wake of religious revivals amongst all three communities.

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  • Classical Culture Abroad: Poetry and Politics in the Wider East Asian World

    5th Oct 2017 4:00 pm to 5th Oct 2017 6:00 pm
    5th Oct 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Dr. Kathlene Baldanz (Penn State University).

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  • Virtual Ninja Manifesto: Ethics, Violence, Video Games, and Martial Arts

    29th Sep 2017 2:00 pm to 29th Sep 2017 3:30 pm
    29th Sep 2017 2:00 pm
    Asian Centre

    The University of British Columbia’s Department of Asian Studies Presents a Conversation Titled: Virtual Ninja Manifesto: Ethics, Violence, Video Games, and Martial Arts Educated in Cambridge, Keio (Tokyo), and Oxford Universities, host Chris Goto-Jones is Professor in Philosophy and Dean of Humanities at the University of Victoria. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow at...

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  • The Monarchy in Modern Japan, with a Special Focus on the Abdication Issue

    29th Sep 2017 1:00 pm to 29th Sep 2017 2:30 pm
    29th Sep 2017 1:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    With speaker Kenneth J. Ruoff (Portland State University). Friday, September 28, 2017 1pm Room 120, CK Choi Building, 1855 West Mall Abstract: When Japan began its drive toward monarchy in the aftermath of the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the leaders of the “New Japan” dusted off the monarchy and made it the axis of the...

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  • Canada at 150+ Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada

    29th Sep 2017 to 30th Sep 2017
    29th Sep 2017

    Artists’ Roundtable  Canada at 150+: Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada with the South Asian Canadian Histories Association Friday, September 29, 2017 3pm – 5pm Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall, Vancouver Join artists curator Raghavendra Rao K.V., and members of the South Asian Canadian Histories Association to explore this artistic intervention in the...

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  • Orientalism, Magic, And Modernity At The Turn Of The 20th Century

    28th Sep 2017 4:00 pm to 28th Sep 2017 5:30 pm
    28th Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Chris Goto-Jones hosts Orientalism, Magic, And Modernity At The Turn Of The 20th Century on September 28, 2017.

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  • What We Cannot See Coming: the Death of the East Asian Tributary System

    28th Sep 2017 4:00 pm to 28th Sep 2017 6:00 pm
    28th Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Dr. Saeyoung Park (Leiden University).

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  • De-orientalizing/Voicing/Embodying

    25th Sep 2017 4:00 pm to 25th Sep 2017 5:00 pm
    25th Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    Buchanan Tower

    Part of the "Enacting Culture/s: Theatre and film across disciplines" series. Join faculty, students and members of the greater Vancouver arts community for this series of talks exploring theatre and film practices across the disciplines.

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  • Kings in All but Name: The Ōuchi and the Age of Yamaguchi 1408-1551

    21st Sep 2017 4:00 pm to 21st Sep 2017 6:00 pm
    21st Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with Professor Tom Conlan (Princeton University).

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  • Book Launch: The Book of Swindles. Translated by Christopher Rea and Bruce Rusk

    20th Sep 2017 4:00 pm to 20th Sep 2017 5:00 pm
    20th Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Selections from a Late Ming Collection by Zhang Yingyu (fl. 17th century)

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  • Emergency Food and Traditional Korean Alimentotherapy in Wartime Society

    18th Sep 2017 3:30 pm to 18th Sep 2017 5:30 pm
    18th Sep 2017 3:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    a special seminar on traditional Korean society with Dr. Sang Woo Ahn, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine

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  • Special Seminar “江戸時代の遊行上人”

    15th Sep 2017 3:00 pm to 15th Sep 2017 5:00 pm
    15th Sep 2017 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor Tamamuro Fumio (Meiji University).

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  • Aesthetics of Korean Dance: Concepts and Techniques

    14th Sep 2017 4:00 pm to 14th Sep 2017 6:00 pm
    14th Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    2017 One Asia Forum Talk Series with speaker Professor Judy Van Zile (University of Hawaii).

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  • Workshop on Literary Production and Language Politics in Postwar Japan:

    11th Sep 2017 1:15 pm to 11th Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    11th Sep 2017 1:15 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This event features keynote talks by Toeda Hirokazu and Tanaka Yukari.

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  • Asian Studies Welcome Back Lunch

    5th Sep 2017 12:00 pm to 5th Sep 2017 1:30 pm
    5th Sep 2017 12:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    All transfer and returning Arts Undergraduate students are welcome to join us for our Welcome Back Lunch on Imagine Day (2nd, 3rd and 4th years). Come learn about the Asian Studies Experience and join the Asian Studies community.

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  • Writing Beyond Tradition: Chivalric Stories by Chen Jinghan in Late Imperial China

    2nd Sep 2017 4:00 pm to 2nd Sep 2017 6:00 pm
    2nd Sep 2017 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Iris Ma is a post-doctoral fellow of the Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History at University of Texas at Austin. Her research examines the transformation of China from imperial state to modern society from the perspective of literary and cultural history.

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  • “Killing Time: The Hong Kong Handover and its Afterlives”

    31st Aug 2017 4:00 pm to 31st Aug 2017 6:00 pm
    31st Aug 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Carlos Rojas is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image at Duke University. He is the author, editor, and translator of numerous volumes, including Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National Transformation in Modern China, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures (co-edited with Andrea Bachner), and several novels by Yan Lianke. 

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  • Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar “천주교를 통해 보는 조선 사회의 면모들”

    29th Aug 2017 to 30th Aug 2017
    29th Aug 2017
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor Hyeon Beom Cho (The Academy of Korean Studies).

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  • One Asia Forum Seminar: “A North Korean Issue in Northeast Asian Power Politics”

    25th Aug 2017 2:00 pm to 25th Aug 2017 4:00 pm
    25th Aug 2017 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor Tsai Tung-Chieh (National Chung-Hsing University).

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  • Workshop: South Asian Canadian Digital Archive

    24th Aug 2017 to 25th Aug 2017
    24th Aug 2017

    This workshop will bring together scholars, community historians, librarians, archivists, curators, digital humanities experts and students to develop a South Asian Canadian Digital Archive (SACDA) and a network of South Asian Canadian Studies.

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  • Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar: 조선사회의 유교적 전환과 사생관의 변화

    1st Jun 2017 to 2nd Jun 2017
    1st Jun 2017
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    “조선사회의 유교적 전환과 사생관의 변화” Event Details Start: 1 June 2017 2:00 pm End: 2 June 2017 5:30 pm Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre Speaker: Professor Sangsoon Kang (Korea University) Open to the public. All are welcome. Language: Korean (한국어) RSVP required (by May 20) to: jiyoung.suh@alumni.ubc.ca Program June 1 (Thursday) 14:00-17:00     “조선사회의 유교적 전환”...

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  • A Walk in the Night with Zhuangzi, Singing Songs of the South

    17th May 2017 3:00 pm to 17th May 2017 5:00 pm
    17th May 2017 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Kuan-yun HUANG (Tsing Hua University, Taiwan).

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  • The 2017 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

    13th May 2017 6:00 pm to 13th May 2017 9:00 pm
    13th May 2017 6:00 pm

    The 2017 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program was established in loving memory of Harjit Kaur Sidhu (nee Gill), devoted wife, mother, and strong advocate for education, Punjabi culture and language, and women’s issues. Every year, the program features a keynote address or performance, awards for a local writer and student-contest winners, and student performances.

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  • Asian Studies Language Learning and Teaching Workshop Series: Speaking and Listening

    28th Apr 2017 12:30 pm to 28th Apr 2017 3:30 pm
    28th Apr 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Two workshops will be presented: Engaging Students in Speaking Tasks using Technology & Listening Comprehension in Second Language Teaching and Learning.

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  • [Symposium] Hong Kong: 20 Years After

    26th Apr 2017 4:00 pm to 26th Apr 2017 6:00 pm
    26th Apr 2017 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

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  • 2017 BC Korean Speech Contest

    1st Apr 2017 1:00 pm to 1st Apr 2017 5:00 pm
    1st Apr 2017 1:00 pm
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

    For more information, please visit the consulate website.

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  • Old Stories in New Forms: Mapping a Medieval Japanese Buddhist Purgatory onto a Modern Urban Ghetto (Colloquium on Religion, Literature and the Arts)

    28th Mar 2017 12:30 pm to 28th Mar 2017 2:00 pm
    28th Mar 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Hosted by Dr. Anne Murphy, this colloquium will feature different speakers every other week throughout Term 2.  Old Stories in New Forms: Mapping a Medieval Japanese Buddhist Purgatory onto a Modern Urban Ghetto With Dr. Jessica Main 12:30pm – 2pm Room 604, Asian Centre

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  • 2017 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

    15th Mar 2017 6:00 pm to 15th Mar 2017 9:00 pm
    15th Mar 2017 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    with Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler (University of Heidelberg).

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  • A King’s Two Bodies? Mao’s Death and his Legacy

    14th Mar 2017 4:00 pm to 14th Mar 2017 6:00 pm
    14th Mar 2017 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Research Seminar with Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler (University of Heidelberg). This event is held in conjunction with the 2017 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture.

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  • Screening of Xu Xing’s Independent Documentary Film, Criminal Records 罪行摘要

    14th Mar 2017 2:00 pm to 14th Mar 2017 4:00 pm
    14th Mar 2017 2:00 pm

    In 2011, Xu Xing accidentally came across registration documents of prisoners, who were detained as active counter-revolutionaries during the Cultural Revolution. This event is held in conjunction with the 2017 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture.

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  • Colloquium on Religion, Literature and the Arts: Undergraduate Presentations

    14th Mar 2017 12:30 pm to 14th Mar 2017 2:00 pm
    14th Mar 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This talk is a part of a year-long Colloquium on Religion, Literature, and the Arts, organized by the Religion, Literature, and the Arts Interdisciplinary Program, with the support of UBC Asian Studies. Special Undergraduate Colloquium Presentations: “Heaven in Ordinary”: Deconstructing Religious Devotion in Herbert’s “Prayer (1),” “The Altar,” and “The Collar” By Taylor Tomko Recent graduate, English...

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  • The Shikoku Pilgrimage: Its History, Culture and Traditions

    13th Mar 2017 3:00 pm to 13th Mar 2017 5:00 pm
    13th Mar 2017 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor David C. Moreton (University of Tokushima).

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  • 2017 Graduate Student Conference

    11th Mar 2017 9:45 am to 11th Mar 2017 4:30 pm
    11th Mar 2017 9:45 am
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Over the course of the day, participants in the conference will present original research; receive feedback on their papers or presentations; and hear other scholars present their own work.

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  • 2017 One Asia Forum/Korean Studies Lab Conference

    10th Mar 2017 to 11th Mar 2017
    10th Mar 2017

    The Imjin War in Premodern East Asia and its Aftermath Event Details Start: 10 March 2017 8:15 am End: 11 March 2017 4:00 pm Venue: Westpoint Room, University Golf Club, 5185 W 10th Avenue Language: Korean and Japanese (한국어/日本語) Free to attend but registration required by February 25: Please send your RSVP to Jiyoung Suh:...

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  • Four Women – Four Lovers – Four Documents: female bodies and voices in Kishida Rio’s play Four Letters

    8th Mar 2017 12:30 pm to 8th Mar 2017 1:30 pm
    8th Mar 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Colleen Lanki (Artistic Director, TomoeArts/Ph.D. Student, Department of Theatre and Film)

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  • 2017 BC Japanese Speech Contest

    4th Mar 2017 to 4th Mar 2017
    4th Mar 2017
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Annual British Columbia Japanese Speech Contest is open to British Columbia and Yukon residents who speak Japanese as a foreign or second language. The 2017 Contest will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Asian Centre, University of British Columbia.

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  • “Mending Cracks” Exhibition Closing Reception and “Trauma, Memory and the Story of Canada” Project Launch

    2nd Mar 2017 5:30 pm to 2nd Mar 2017 7:30 pm
    2nd Mar 2017 5:30 pm
    Asian Centre

    RSVP to rsvp@sachacanada.ca

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  • Korean Studies Visiting Scholar Seminar with Professor Heejung Kang (Sogang University)

    23rd Feb 2017 3:00 pm to 23rd Feb 2017 6:00 pm
    23rd Feb 2017 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    “조선전기 불교미술의 후원자들 (Patrons of Buddhist Art in Early Joseon)” “유교국가 조선의 불교미술 르네상스 (Buddhist Art Renaissance in 17th-century Confucian Joseon)”

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  • 2017 Asian Studies Annual Careers Night

    15th Feb 2017 6:00 pm to 15th Feb 2017 8:00 pm
    15th Feb 2017 6:00 pm
    Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies is pleased to invite you to our Annual Asian Studies Careers Night on Wednesday, February 15th. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain advice and network with people who have found exciting careers after an Asian Studies degree. We will be inviting alumni with diverse experiences – at home and...

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  • What Does it Mean to “Abolish” a Language? – Some Thoughts on Mori Arinori and Shiga Naoya

    8th Feb 2017 12:30 pm to 8th Feb 2017 1:30 pm
    8th Feb 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Speaker Dr. Christina Yi, (Assistant Professor, Department of Asian Studies)

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  • Infidels and Neighbours: The Muslims of Medieval Europe

    1st Feb 2017 5:00 pm to 1st Feb 2017 5:00 pm
    1st Feb 2017 5:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The integration of Muslims in European society and culture is nothing new.

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  • Renaissance Magic, the Theatres and the Word

    31st Jan 2017 12:30 pm to 31st Jan 2017 2:00 pm
    31st Jan 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    According to historians, early Christianity in England acted like a primitive religion in that it provided quasi-magical ways of engaging supernatural aid through supplication and sacrifice.

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  • 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration

    27th Jan 2017 10:30 am to 27th Jan 2017 4:30 pm
    27th Jan 2017 10:30 am
    Asian Centre

    On January 27th, 2017 the Department of Asian Studies will be hosting our annual Lunar New Year Celebration! Come to the Asian Centre and participate in fun activities that will celebrate the cultures of China and Korea.

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  • Laughing in the Year of the Chicken: The Past and Future of Chinese Humor

    26th Jan 2017 4:00 pm to 26th Jan 2017 6:00 pm
    26th Jan 2017 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Laughing in the Year of the Chicken: The Past and Future of Chinese Humor Comedian Jesse Appell, in conversation with Christopher Rea Thursday, January 26, 2017 4:00-6:00pm C.K. Choi Building (1855 West Mall, UBC campus), room 120 Cock-a-doodle doo! Chinese comedians should have a lot to crow about during the Year of the Rooster. But...

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  • Okinoshima: A Field Visit Report With Dr. Christina Laffin

    25th Jan 2017 12:30 pm to 25th Jan 2017 1:30 pm
    25th Jan 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Speaker Dr. Christina Laffin, (Associate Professor, Department of Asian Studies) Part of the Centre for Japanese Research Lunchtime Lecture Series Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 12:30-1:30 pm Asian Centre 604   Abstract: From October to November 2015, Professor Christina Laffin and four graduate students of Japanese literature travelled to the remote islands of Okinoshima in Shimane...

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  • Welcome to Washington Heights: American Towns and Americanization in Occupied Japan

    20th Jan 2017 3:00 pm to 20th Jan 2017 4:30 pm
    20th Jan 2017 3:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    With speaker Jeff Hanes (University of Oregon).

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  • Korean Studies Visiting Scholar Seminar “조선후기 자연학과 그 사회/문화론적 함의”

    20th Jan 2017 3:00 pm to 20th Jan 2017 6:00 pm
    20th Jan 2017 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Speaker: Professor Moonyong Kim (Korea University) Open to the public. All are welcome. Language: Korean (한국어)  

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  • Islamic Law as a Social Contract: Lessons from the Early Hanafi School

    17th Jan 2017 12:30 pm to 17th Jan 2017 2:00 pm
    17th Jan 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This talk will examine the historical roots of the largest Muslim legal school, the Hanafis, to demonstrate how they conceived of law not as primarily concerned with spirituality or even justice, but as a malleable social contract for those who identify with the Muslim community.

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  • Mars over America: The New Wave of Chinese Science Fiction

    11th Jan 2017 3:00 pm to 11th Jan 2017 5:00 pm
    11th Jan 2017 3:00 pm

    With speaker Professor Mingwei Song

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  • The Writing Center as a Globalized Pedagogy: A Case Study of an Internationalized University in Japan

    11th Jan 2017 12:30 pm to 11th Jan 2017 1:30 pm
    11th Jan 2017 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Speaker Tomoyo Okuda (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Language and Literacy Education)

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  • Korean Studies Visiting Scholar Seminar

    8th Dec 2016 3:00 pm to 8th Dec 2016 6:00 pm
    8th Dec 2016 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    “다산 정약용에 대한 여러가지 질문들”

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: “Lu Xun and Uchiyama Kanzō: Friendship in a Time of War”

    1st Dec 2016 4:00 pm to 1st Dec 2016 6:00 pm
    1st Dec 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Professor Joshua A. Fogel (York University)

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  • Yellowing 亂世備忘

    22nd Nov 2016 6:30 pm to 22nd Nov 2016 9:30 pm
    22nd Nov 2016 6:30 pm
    Frederic Wood Theatre

    The turmoil that has overtaken Hong Kong since its return to Chinese sovereignty in 1997 has spawned a new generation of young, passionately committed activist filmmakers; they want to tell Hong Kong’s story with Hong Kong voices. And the best indie documentary to have emerged so far from the HKSAR is this year’s Yellowing, by Chan Tze Woon, a 29-year-old with degrees in policy studies and film production.

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  • 2016 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies

    17th Nov 2016 6:00 pm to 17th Nov 2016 8:00 pm
    17th Nov 2016 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Postwar Tokyo: Capital of a Ruined Empire with Speaker Seiji M. Lippit (UCLA)

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  • Tributary Twilight and the Global Modern: Lost Visions of Qing-Chosŏn Relations in the Late Nineteenth Century

    17th Nov 2016 4:00 pm to 17th Nov 2016 6:00 pm
    17th Nov 2016 4:00 pm
    Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

    With guest speaker Professor Joshua Van Lieu (LaGrange College)

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  • Changes in the Conceptualization of Body in Japanese Science Fiction

    16th Nov 2016 12:30 pm to 16th Nov 2016 1:30 pm
    16th Nov 2016 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Speaker Dr. Yuki Ohsawa (UBC). Part of the Centre for Japanaese Research Lunchtime Lecture Series.

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  • Understanding Caste and Class in Contemporary India: A talk by Dr. Anand Teltumbde

    14th Nov 2016 4:30 pm to 14th Nov 2016 6:30 pm
    14th Nov 2016 4:30 pm

    Dr. Teltumbde will present the historical backdrop to the current problem that afflicts the struggles of Dalits and the Left and discuss strategies to overcome it.

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  • Courts, families, and sovereigns: The Chinese empire and China’s option of provincializing Korea, 1392–1902

    10th Nov 2016 4:00 pm to 10th Nov 2016 6:00 pm
    10th Nov 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Professor Yuanchong Wang (University of Delaware)

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  • Past Futures of Old Media: The Late Work of Gulammohammed Sheikh

    9th Nov 2016 4:00 pm to 9th Nov 2016 6:00 pm
    9th Nov 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Karin Zitzewitz (Michigan State University).

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  • Violence and Oral Tradition in the China-Vietnam Borderlands

    3rd Nov 2016 4:00 pm to 3rd Nov 2016 6:00 pm
    3rd Nov 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Professor Bradley Camp Davis (Eastern Connecticut State University)

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  • Islam and Empire in India

    3rd Nov 2016 4:00 pm to 3rd Nov 2016 6:00 pm
    3rd Nov 2016 4:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    With speaker Corinne Lefèvre, CEIAS (Le Centre d’Études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud)/CNRS-EHESS (L’Ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)

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  • Critical Ethnography of Decorative Rebellion: Japanese Girls Subculture in Harajuku

    2nd Nov 2016 12:30 pm to 2nd Nov 2016 1:30 pm
    2nd Nov 2016 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Part of the Centre for Japanaese Research Lunchtime Lecture Series

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  • Film Screening & Lecture: Hang in There, Kids/LOKAH LAQI

    2nd Nov 2016 12:00 pm to 2nd Nov 2016 2:00 pm
    2nd Nov 2016 12:00 pm
    First Nations Longhouse

    LOKAH LAQI 只要我長大 Hang in There, Kids! (Taiwan, 2016, 90 mins) Directed by Laha Mebow Watan, Chen Hao and Lin Shan are three Taiwanese aboriginal boys growing up in a mountain village. Miss Lawa, a physically challenged teacher, runs an afterschool class for the kids in the tribe. She has the most beautiful voice but...

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  • Alchemy at Meissen, or How China Became china (and Europe Transmuted the World)

    27th Oct 2016 4:00 pm to 27th Oct 2016 6:00 pm
    27th Oct 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Professor Ben Schmidt (University of Washington)

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: Iconology of Kingly Screens

    20th Oct 2016 4:00 pm to 20th Oct 2016 6:00 pm
    20th Oct 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Dr. Shin Ae Kang (Seoul National University)

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  • Xue Yiwei: New Directions In Contemporary Chinese Literature

    17th Oct 2016 12:00 pm to 17th Oct 2016 1:00 pm
    17th Oct 2016 12:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    In this talk, Xue Yiwei, “a maverick in contemporary Chinese literature” (Ha Jin), will speak about recent shifts in focus in the Chinese literary field and share an outline of his own acclaimed literary career. He will also read “The Peddler,” from his new book, Shenzheners.

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: “Cartography, Pirates, and Regional Formation in the Sixteenth-Century South China Sea”

    13th Oct 2016 4:00 pm to 13th Oct 2016 6:00 pm
    13th Oct 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Professor Peter Shapinsky (Michigan State University)

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  • Yellowing: A Conversation with Director Chan Tze Woon

    12th Oct 2016 4:00 pm to 12th Oct 2016 6:30 pm
    12th Oct 2016 4:00 pm
    Social Lounge, St. John’s College

    Wednesday, October 12th, at St. John's College.

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  • Conference on Genocide

    7th Oct 2016 to 9th Oct 2016
    7th Oct 2016

    Genocide: The politics of denial, forgetting and the work of memory

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  • Revisiting Ginza Bricktown: The Politics of Urban Space in Early Meiji Tokyo

    5th Oct 2016 12:30 pm to 5th Oct 2016 1:30 pm
    5th Oct 2016 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Part of the CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series

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  • Scholar/Filmmakers, Lata Mani & Nicolas Grandi

    5th Oct 2016 to 6th Oct 2016
    5th Oct 2016

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  • Kyla Drzazgowski

    Imagined & Pragmatic Pilgrimage in Mandeville’s Late Medieval Book of Marvels and Travels

    4th Oct 2016 12:30 pm to 4th Oct 2016 1:30 pm
    4th Oct 2016 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Speaker: Kyla Drzazgowski, English

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: “Cavalry, infantry, artillery, and navy in the final years of the Mongol conquest of China, 1275-1279”

    29th Sep 2016 4:00 pm to 29th Sep 2016 6:00 pm
    29th Sep 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Professor David Curtis Wright (University of Calgary)

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  • Sex and the Stereoscopic City in Kanshi: Mori Ōgai and Niigata

    29th Sep 2016 12:30 pm to 29th Sep 2016 2:00 pm
    29th Sep 2016 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker John Timothy Wixted

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  • How Digital Humanities Construct the Ideas of Historicity

    28th Sep 2016 12:30 pm to 28th Sep 2016 2:00 pm
    28th Sep 2016 12:30 pm
    Room 351, C.K. Choi Building

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  • “The Medical, Religious, and Diplomatic Travels of Tuệ Tĩnh 慧靖”

    22nd Sep 2016 4:00 pm to 22nd Sep 2016 6:00 pm
    22nd Sep 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Professor C. Michele Thompson (Southern Connecticut State University)

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  • Reluctant Rebellions: A Book Talk and Release with Shauna Singh Baldwin

    21st Sep 2016 6:00 pm to 21st Sep 2016 9:00 pm
    21st Sep 2016 6:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    An intimate gathering, for a book talk/release with Shauna Singh Baldwin .

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  • Are Plato’s Altruistic Philosophers Like Buddhist Bodhisattvas?

    Are Plato’s Altruistic Philosophers Like Buddhist Bodhisattvas?

    20th Sep 2016 12:30 pm to 20th Sep 2016 1:30 pm
    20th Sep 2016 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Speaker: Michael Griffin, Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies & Philosophy

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  • Book Launch for Bruce Fulton’s Latest Translation, The Human Jungle

    15th Sep 2016 5:00 pm to 15th Sep 2016 7:00 pm
    15th Sep 2016 5:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    You are invited! Dr. Bruce Fulton will be hosting a book launch for the latest translation by him and his wife Ju-Chan, The Human Jungle. The event will take place this Thursday, September 15th, in the CK Choi building (Room #120)  from 5pm to 7 p.m. The event will include a champagne reception and copies of...

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  • MOA Visual and Material Culture

    Thoughts through Vision: Contemporary Artworks by Kalsang Dawa

    15th Sep 2016 4:00 pm to 15th Sep 2016 5:00 pm
    15th Sep 2016 4:00 pm

    Part of the MOA Visual and Material Culture Research Seminar Series – Fall 2016

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  • Asian Studies Welcome Back Lunch

    6th Sep 2016 12:00 pm to 6th Sep 2016 1:30 pm
    6th Sep 2016 12:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    All transfer and returning Arts Undergraduate students are welcome to join us for our Welcome Back Lunch on Imagine Day (2nd, 3rd and 4th years). Come learn about the Asian Studies Experience and join the Asian Studies community. Meet with faculty and staff, network with alumni and mingle with students over lunch. Imagine day is...

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  • Special Korean Studies Lab Seminar and Plus

    31st Aug 2016 to 1st Sep 2016
    31st Aug 2016
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    “조선시대 국가, 왕실문화, 기록문화 외”. Open to the public. Seminar in Korean.

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  • 2016 Dongguk University-UBC Joint-Conference

    10th Aug 2016 to 11th Aug 2016
    10th Aug 2016

    Buddhist Culture in Chosŏn Korea: New Findings and Research Challenges

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  • Kanagawa University – UBC Joint Symposium

    23rd Jul 2016 9:15 am to 23rd Jul 2016 5:00 pm
    23rd Jul 2016 9:15 am
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Non-written Materials for New Possibilities of Japanese/Asian Studies

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  • 2016 UBC One Asia Project Conference: “Korea-China Relations in 1350-1900”

    29th Jun 2016 8:15 am to 30th Jun 2016 4:00 pm
    29th Jun 2016 8:15 am

    Free to attend but registration required by June 12: Please contact Xiaoyi Ze at ze.xiaoyi@gmail.com

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  • Exploring the Past and Future of East Asian Manuscripts

    26th May 2016 3:00 pm to 26th May 2016 5:00 pm
    26th May 2016 3:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Join the Peter Wall Institute for a public colloquium with leading experts on East Asian manuscripts and the digital age, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Christina Laffin (UBC).

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  • Korean Studies Visiting Scholar Seminar

    25th May 2016 3:00 pm to 25th May 2016 6:00 pm
    25th May 2016 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Korean Studies Visiting Scholar Seminar: “윤동주의 기억: 우리에게 윤동주는 무엇인가?” “만주와 윤동주의 기억” Speaker: Professor Shin Jung Kim (Korea National Open University) Open to the public and all are welcome. Note that this seminar will be in Korean

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  • Sacred Voices • Gundecha Brothers Live in Concert

    22nd May 2016 7:00 pm to 22nd May 2016 10:00 pm
    22nd May 2016 7:00 pm

    On behalf of a collaborative effort of several local organizations, The Indian Classical Music Society of Vancouver is proud to present the return of the PadmaShri Gundecha Brothers to Vancouver, BC after two long years.

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  • Korean Studies Lab Seminar

    21st May 2016 2:00 pm to 21st May 2016 5:00 pm
    21st May 2016 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Professor Woncheol Yun (Seoul National University). Conducted in Korean.

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  • POSTPONED – Career Development Event for Asian Studies Students

    19th May 2016 12:00 pm to 19th May 2016 1:00 pm
    19th May 2016 12:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies will be hosting a professional development event presented by WinWin Academy.

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  • Family History with a Smartphone Part II: Post-Production Workshop

    14th May 2016 1:00 pm to 14th May 2016 4:30 pm
    14th May 2016 1:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Did you miss PCHC-MoM’s last workshop? Never fear! Our second workshop for “Family History with a Smartphone” is open to everyone!

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  • Year Five AKS Sinographic Cosmopolis Symposium

    9th May 2016 to 10th May 2016
    9th May 2016
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    James Scarth Gale and his Unpublished Literary Works and Translations. Conducted in English and Korean.

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  • From Hiroshima to Fukushima – Free Tickets for Students!

    3rd May 2016 3:00 pm to 3rd May 2016 4:30 pm
    3rd May 2016 3:00 pm
    Chan Telus Studio Theatre

    Readings by actor Sayuri Yoshinaga (with English text). Speech and piano accompaniment by pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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  • AKS Hanmun Workshop 2016

    AKS Hanmun Workshop

    2nd May 2016 to 6th May 2016
    2nd May 2016
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    James Scarth Gale’s ‘Story of Oon-yung’ and『牗蒙續編』 (1904). Conducted in Korean.

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  • Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang on the Reading Life (in Mandarin)

    28th Apr 2016 6:30 pm to 28th Apr 2016 8:00 pm
    28th Apr 2016 6:30 pm

    Life, it’s been said, is one big book.” What can we learn about the reading life from modern China’s most famous literary couple? This talk will explore their remarkable collaboration in life and literature, from Qian’s Written in the Margins of Life (1941) to Arriving at the Margins of Life (2007), which Yang wrote at...

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  • Democracy in Hong Kong: Before and After the Umbrella Movement

    28th Apr 2016 3:00 pm to 28th Apr 2016 5:00 pm
    28th Apr 2016 3:00 pm

    September 2014 protests against brought global attention to grass-roots calls for democracy in Hong Kong. Viewers across the world saw images of people participating in acts of civil disobedience and holding umbrellas to protect themselves from police tear gas, leading the press to dub this the Umbrella Movement. Protests continued for months, and sympathy demonstrations sprung up worldwide. During...

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  • *POSTPONED* The Relevance of Tibetan Buddhism in the 21st Century

    20th Apr 2016 6:30 pm to 20th Apr 2016 10:00 pm
    20th Apr 2016 6:30 pm
    Frederic Wood Theatre

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, HH Chamgon Kenting Tai Situpa's talk must be postponed. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience, and are planning to reschedule His Holiness' visit in the coming weeks.

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  • Shiva Evening Dance. Sanskrit Performance

    SANSKRIT AND THE PERFORMING ARTS: STUDENTS DAY

    9th Apr 2016 1:30 pm to 9th Apr 2016 5:00 pm
    9th Apr 2016 1:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Students in the first and second year Sanskrit classes and Asia 304 (Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts) will give a series of informal student presentations in the Asia Centre Auditorium.

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  • To Touch or Not To Touch

    7th Apr 2016 4:00 pm to 7th Apr 2016 5:00 pm
    7th Apr 2016 4:00 pm
    Museum of Anthropology

    Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Professor, UBC Art History, Visual Art & Theory

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  • Korean Studies Lab Seminar

    7th Apr 2016 3:00 pm to 7th Apr 2016 6:00 pm
    7th Apr 2016 3:00 pm
    Room 506, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall

    Speaker: Professor Kye-young Cho (Seoul National University)
    Language: Korean (한국어)

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  • Adheesh Sathaye Talk: Crossing the Lines of Caste

    6th Apr 2016 4:00 pm to 6th Apr 2016 6:00 pm
    6th Apr 2016 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Visvamitra and the Construction of Brahmin Power in Hindu Mythology

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  • Como: Angry Spirits And Urban Soundscapes In Ancient Japan

    5th Apr 2016 4:00 pm to 5th Apr 2016 5:30 pm
    5th Apr 2016 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Room 231

    UBC Buddhist Studies Forum and the UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies proudly present a lecture by Prof. Michael Como of Columbia University

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  • (In)visible Exhibition Program at MOA: Artists’ Creative Response to the Exhibition

    3rd Apr 2016 2:30 pm to 3rd Apr 2016 4:30 pm
    3rd Apr 2016 2:30 pm
    Museum of Anthropology

    A personal and creative response to the (In)visible exhibition by Jen Sungshine and Sammy Chien, Taiwanese artists-activists based in Vancouver. Don’t miss this exciting closing event for the last day of the exhibition!

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  • Korean Studies Lab Seminar

    29th Mar 2016 3:00 pm to 29th Mar 2016 5:00 pm
    29th Mar 2016 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    “二人の日本人研究者による植民地期朝鮮宮廷音楽の調査:田辺尚雄と兼常清佐の比較 (Research of Korean Court Music by Two Japanese Musicologists in Colonial Korea: A Comparison of Tanabe Hisao and Kanetsune Kiyosuke)”
    Language: Japanese (日本語) and Korean (한국어)

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  • Symposium: “Queer Transfigurations in Postwar Japanese Popular Culture: Manga and Anime”

    29th Mar 2016 9:00 am to 29th Mar 2016 6:00 pm
    29th Mar 2016 9:00 am
    Asian Centre

    Guest speakers will include: Yukari Fujimoto (Meiji University, Japan) James Welker (Kanagawa University, Japan), Mark McLelland (Wollongong University, Australia), Alisa Freedman (University of Oregon, U.S.), Andrea Wood (Winona State University, U.S.), and Patrick Galbraith (Duke University, U.S.).

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  • Korean Studies Lab Conference: Korean Literature, Language and History

    28th Mar 2016 1:30 pm to 28th Mar 2016 6:00 pm
    28th Mar 2016 1:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This conference will be conducted in Korean.

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  • 2016 Asian Studies Annual Careers Night

    21st Mar 2016 6:00 pm to 21st Mar 2016 8:00 pm
    21st Mar 2016 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies is pleased to invite you to our Annual Asian Studies Careers Night on Monday, March 21st. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain advice and network with people who have found exciting careers after an Asian Studies degree.

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  • 2016 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest

    19th Mar 2016 to 19th Mar 2016
    19th Mar 2016

    Registration deadline: March 10th, 2016 midnight.

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  • Lecture on Bushido by Asian Studies Graduate Oleg Benesch

    17th Mar 2016 3:30 pm to 17th Mar 2016 5:00 pm
    17th Mar 2016 3:30 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Oleg Benesch, a Lecturer in East Asian History at the University of York and a graduate of the Asian Studies PhD program, is returning to UBC to offer a lecture based on his book Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan. Please join us on March 17 from 3:30...

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  • Study in Japan

    16th Mar 2016 5:30 pm to 16th Mar 2016 7:00 pm
    16th Mar 2016 5:30 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Information session with the Consulate General of Japan and the MEXT Scholarship Alumni Association

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  • The Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program 2016

    16th Mar 2016 to 17th Mar 2016
    16th Mar 2016
    Asian Centre

    The Eighth Annual Celebration of Punjabi.

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  • Pakistan as an Alternative to the Idea of an Impossible India

    15th Mar 2016 12:00 pm to 15th Mar 2016 2:00 pm
    15th Mar 2016 12:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Atiya Singh (University of Chicago).

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  • 2016 Graduate Student Conference

    12th Mar 2016 to 12th Mar 2016
    12th Mar 2016
    Asian Centre

    View the full conference schedule.

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  • Teaching the Asian Literary Classics: a Roundtable Discussion

    11th Mar 2016 3:00 pm to 11th Mar 2016 5:00 pm
    11th Mar 2016 3:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    The Tale of Genji, Dream of the Red Chamber, The Tales of Ise, The Three Kingdoms–these and other masterworks are required reading for students of Japanese and Chinese literature. But how did these works come to be regarded as “classics”? What makes them significant works of literature? And how can an instructor best convey their artistry–especially in translation? Come...

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  • The Politics of Sound in Modern Hindi/Urdu Poetry

    8th Mar 2016 3:00 pm to 8th Mar 2016 4:30 pm
    8th Mar 2016 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    A. Sean Pue
    Michigan State University

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  • The 28th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

    5th Mar 2016 10:00 am to 5th Mar 2016 5:00 pm
    5th Mar 2016 10:00 am

    Fifteen students from UBC were selected as finalists to participate in the 28th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest held at Simon Fraser University on March 5th. Our contestants were: Joanna Conde, Seungyoung Jung, Hanah Shin, Kevin Chou, Christopher Goeb, Alfred Ko, Thomas Pride, Carmela de Torres, Jerry Fang, Lily Guo, Jingjun Jiang, Eva Qiu, Jeremy...

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  • Digital Textualities in South Asia: A Research Symposium

    4th Mar 2016 to 5th Mar 2016
    4th Mar 2016
    Asian Centre

    This research symposium at UBC will bring together leading international scholars who are actively adopting and developing digital technologies for the study of South Asian textual cultures, in order to share insights, tools, and techniques, to propose broader research questions, and to chart future directions for collaborative inquiry.

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  • Experience Japanese Tea Culture

    29th Feb 2016 3:30 pm to 29th Feb 2016 6:00 pm
    29th Feb 2016 3:30 pm

    The Consulate General of Japan and the Centre for Japanese Research are pleased to present a special Japanese tea ceremony presentation on Monday, February 29th, 2016, at 3:30 pm and also at 5:00 pm at the Tea Gallery, UBC Asian Centre. The presentation features Japanese tea ceremony lecture and demonstration, as well as Matcha and...

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  • Manga Formosa: The Wild World of Taiwanese Comics

    29th Feb 2016 12:00 pm to 29th Feb 2016 2:00 pm
    29th Feb 2016 12:00 pm
    Room 120, CK Choi Building

    Although comics and cartoons (known in Mandarin as manhua) have existed as form of popular entertainment in Taiwan for over a century, in comparison to Japanese manga, they are almost completely unknown to the Anglophone world. Recently, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China has been working to rectify this situation through their...

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  • “Die before you die”: Death and Negative Theology in the Mystical Poetry of Nund Rishi (1378-1440)

    26th Feb 2016 2:00 pm to 26th Feb 2016 3:30 pm
    26th Feb 2016 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Abir Bazaz
    University of Minnesota

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  • “Do Virtual Earthquakes Still Shake Us to the Core? Simulating Survival in Japan’s Disaster Report Video Game” — A talk by Ben Whaley (Ph. D student, Asian Studies)

    24th Feb 2016 12:30 pm to 24th Feb 2016 1:30 pm
    24th Feb 2016 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This talk asks the question of whether a video game might help us better understand the trauma of another through an analysis of the PlayStation 2 game Zettaizetsumei Toshi (2002, Disaster Report, 2003). In the game, players must use limited resources to escape from an earthquake- and tsunami-stricken Japanese city, while rescuing other survivors and...

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  • (In)visible Forum: Art and Religious Diversity in Taiwan

    18th Feb 2016 2:30 pm to 18th Feb 2016 4:30 pm
    18th Feb 2016 2:30 pm
    Michael Ames Theatre, MOA

    We explore the theme of art and religious diversity in Taiwan in relation to the (In)visible exhibition with UBC colleagues. Join us for discussion and a tour of the exhibition with the speakers and the curator. The department’s very own Alison Bailey and Josephine Chiu-Duke will be speaking at the talks.

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  • Upcoming Film Screening: Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance

    17th Feb 2016 6:00 pm to 17th Feb 2016 9:00 pm
    17th Feb 2016 6:00 pm
    Frederic Wood Theatre

    Talk by Professor David Park (Director of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation)

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  • 2016 Lunar New Year Celebration

    5th Feb 2016 10:00 am to 5th Feb 2016 5:00 pm
    5th Feb 2016 10:00 am
    Asian Centre

    Everyone is invited to join us for our event featuring a lion dance, student performances and a delicious lunch (only $2)!

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  • Japanese Rare Books Workshop

    5th Feb 2016 to 5th Feb 2016
    5th Feb 2016

    On February 5th approximately sixty librarians, curators, artists, faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students, and independent scholars gathered in the IK Barber Learning Centre for a two-part workshop led by Professor Takahiro Sasaki of the Keio University Institute of Oriental Classics, chaired and interpreted by Asian Studies Associate Professor Christina Laffin.

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  • Hindi in History

    4th Feb 2016 3:30 pm to 4th Feb 2016 5:30 pm
    4th Feb 2016 3:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Talk by Allison Busch, Columbia University.

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  • The Contemporary Life of Hindi Hagiography in Gujarat: Gender, Authority, and Devotion

    1st Feb 2016 3:00 pm to 1st Feb 2016 5:00 pm
    1st Feb 2016 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Emilia Bachrach, Visiting Assistant Professor at Elon University.

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  • Japanese Program Karaoke Night

    29th Jan 2016 5:00 pm to 29th Jan 2016 8:00 pm
    29th Jan 2016 5:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Japanese Program welcomes its students to a one-of-a-kind karaoke competition on Friday, January 29th at 5 PM.

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  • Upcoming Job Talk: Eiji Okawa

    28th Jan 2016 2:00 pm to 28th Jan 2016 3:00 pm
    28th Jan 2016 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Eiji Okawa, a PhD candidate in our department, has an on-campus interview for a teaching position. Congrats Eiji! To help him get ready, he’s giving a practice job talk next week. We hope that many of you will be able to attend to hear about Eiji’s research and to give him feedback in preparation for the...

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  • “Pus Flowing from Rotten Ulcers,” and Other Love Poems: The De-politicization of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

    26th Jan 2016 3:30 pm to 26th Jan 2016 5:30 pm
    26th Jan 2016 3:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Talk by Sara Hakeem Grewal
    Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

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  • How Huang Zunxian Helped Canadian-Chinese in an Age of Chinese Exclusion (1882-1885)

    25th Jan 2016 12:00 pm to 25th Jan 2016 2:00 pm
    25th Jan 2016 12:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Talk by J. D. Schmidt

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  • Five Long, Short Years: Our World, Our Fukushima Banner

    2014/2015 John Howes Lecture – Five Long, Short Years: Our World, Our Fukushima

    18th Jan 2016 6:00 pm to 18th Jan 2016 8:00 pm
    18th Jan 2016 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The 2016 John Howes lecture in Japanese Studies with guest speaker Dr. Norma Field, Professor of Japanese Studies Emerita at the University of Chicago.

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  • Korean Society Seminar

    11th Jan 2016 3:00 pm to 11th Jan 2016 6:00 pm
    11th Jan 2016 3:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    By Professor Ji Sun Byun (변지선 교수, 덕성여대). This lecture will be in Korean.

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  • Taiwan’s 2016 Elections and the Future of Cross- Strait Relations

    6th Jan 2016 3:00 pm to 6th Jan 2016 5:00 pm
    6th Jan 2016 3:00 pm
    Fairmont Social Lounge, St John's College

    Taiwan will hold general elections to elect the 14th President and 113 members of the 9th Legislative Yuan on 16 January, 2016. Currently, there are three presidential candidates: Hung Hsiu-chu (KMT), Tsai Ing-wen (DPP), and James Soong (PFP). The 2016 elections will significantly change Taiwan’s political landscape and will have consequent impact on relations between Taiwan and China.

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  • Visiting Scholar Seminar – Professor Cho Youngheon

    8th Dec 2015 2:00 pm to 8th Dec 2015 5:00 pm
    8th Dec 2015 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This seminar will be in Korean.

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: “Traveling Civilization: The Sinographic Translational Network and Modern Lexicon Building in Colonial Vietnam, 1890s-1910s”

    26th Nov 2015 4:00 pm to 26th Nov 2015 6:00 pm
    26th Nov 2015 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With guest speaker Dr. Yufen Chang (The National Science Council of Taiwan).

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: “Qing Regional Hegemony in East Asia: War, Diplomacy, and the Pursuit of Power”

    12th Nov 2015 4:00 pm to 12th Nov 2015 6:00 pm
    12th Nov 2015 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Speaker: Professor Yuan-kang Wang (Western Michigan University)

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: “The International Trade in Ginseng and Kaesŏng Merchants”

    5th Nov 2015 4:00 pm to 5th Nov 2015 6:00 pm
    5th Nov 2015 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Speaker: Professor James B. Lewis (University of Oxford)

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  • The Bard in Bombay – Film Festival

    5th Nov 2015 to 8th Nov 2015
    5th Nov 2015

    A festival of films based on Shakespere's plays organised by S.A.F.E.S, the South Asian Film and Education Society.

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  • What’s Queer about Postwar Manga?

    4th Nov 2015 12:30 pm to 4th Nov 2015 1:30 pm
    4th Nov 2015 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series: Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (UBC).

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  • Canadian Premiere of Minako: Last Geisha of the Yoshiwara

    30th Oct 2015 3:30 pm to 30th Oct 2015 6:00 pm
    30th Oct 2015 3:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Documentary movie on the last living geisha of the Yoshiwara district. Brief presentations on geisha and Edo culture by director Makoto Yasuhara and Edo specialist Kenji Watanabe, followed by a screening of Minako.

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  • Movie Screening: Fandry with English Subtitles

    29th Oct 2015 6:00 pm to 29th Oct 2015 9:00 pm
    29th Oct 2015 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    This screening is a precursor to 'The Bard in Bombay' festival of films based on Shakesphere's plays organised by S.A.F.E.S, the South Asian Film and Education Society, Nov 5-8 2015.

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  • Symposium Voices of Kakehashi in Multicultural Canada: Transcultural and Intercultural Experiences

    25th Oct 2015 1:00 pm to 25th Oct 2015 5:00 pm
    25th Oct 2015 1:00 pm
    Asian Centre

    In attempting to keep up with our rapidly globalizing world, companies and individuals have been forced to develop a more global mindset and we are increasingly aware that persons who live and work between cultures play a vital role in this process.

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  • The Maiden at Dōjōji Temple: Performance Interpretations

    22nd Oct 2015 6:00 pm to 22nd Oct 2015 7:30 pm
    22nd Oct 2015 6:00 pm
    Frederic Wood Theatre

    Performer and scholar Nakamura Gankyō offers a lecture comparing the kata and kaishaku, or “form” and “interpretation,” of famous scenes in the play Maiden at Dōjoji Temple (Musume Dōjōji). The event will conclude with a dance-performance.

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  • The Age of Irreverence

    China’s Age of Irreverence: Christopher Rea in Conversation with Timothy Brook

    21st Oct 2015 4:00 pm to 21st Oct 2015 5:00 pm
    21st Oct 2015 4:00 pm
    University Centre, Room 307

    China's entry in modernity was not just traumatic, but uproarious. As its last dynasty fell, political discussion erupted into invective, with critics gleefully jeering rivals in public.

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  • CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series: How Do People Reconstruct Former Disaster Areas?

    21st Oct 2015 12:30 pm to 21st Oct 2015 1:30 pm
    21st Oct 2015 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The Case of Genkai Island : Fukuoka Prefecture Western Offshore Earthquake. featuring Professor Nakano Kiwa (Daito Bunka University; visiting scholar, Department of Anthropology).

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  • Seventy Years after the Asia Pacific War: Interrogating Japan’s War Responsibility

    15th Oct 2015 4:00 pm to 15th Oct 2015 5:30 pm
    15th Oct 2015 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Lecture by Professor Nobuyoshi Takashima (University of the Ryukyus). Lecture will take place in Japanese accompanied by interpretation.

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  • Tuệ Tĩnh

    CANCELLED: One Asia Forum Talk Series: “The Medical, Religious, and Diplomatic Travels of Tuệ Tĩnh 慧靖”

    15th Oct 2015 4:00 pm to 15th Oct 2015 6:00 pm
    15th Oct 2015 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor C. Michele Thompson (Southern Connecticut State University).

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  • The Threat of Revisionism to Japanese History Textbooks: State Intervention and Citizen Resistance

    14th Oct 2015 12:30 pm to 14th Oct 2015 2:00 pm
    14th Oct 2015 12:30 pm
    Neville Scarfe Building - Room 308 A

    Lecture by Professor Nobuyoshi Takashima (University of the Ryukyus).

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  • Rajeev Taranath: A Concert for Nepal

    9th Oct 2015 6:00 pm to 9th Oct 2015 9:00 pm
    9th Oct 2015 6:00 pm
    UBC School of Music, Roy Barnett Recital Hall

    A special evening of Indian classical music to benefit post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: “Kim Chŏng-hŭi 金正喜 (1786-1856) and Late Chosŏn-Qing Dynasty Era Classical Scholarship”

    8th Oct 2015 4:00 pm to 8th Oct 2015 6:00 pm
    8th Oct 2015 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With speaker Professor Benjamin Elman (Princeton University). Open to the public. All are welcome.

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  • CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series: A Third Gender: Beautiful Youth in Japanese Prints

    7th Oct 2015 12:30 pm to 7th Oct 2015 1:30 pm
    7th Oct 2015 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Featuring Joshua Mostow and his upcoming Royal Ontario Museum exhibition co-organized with UBC alumna Asato Ikeda.

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  • Conference: Paper, Print, and Cyberspace: Interdisciplinary Studies of Buddhism

    4th Oct 2015 to 5th Oct 2015
    4th Oct 2015

    This academic workshop, co-sponsored by Dharma Drum Vancouver Center and the UBC Buddhist Studies Forum, brings together scholars to discuss Buddhism and other East Asian religions from a variety of perspectives. This free workshop will be of interest to all members of the public and academic community who have an interest in this field.

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  • One Asia Forum Talk Series: “Tang China in Multi-polar Asia”

    1st Oct 2015 4:00 pm to 1st Oct 2015 6:00 pm
    1st Oct 2015 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Speaker: Professor Zhenping Wang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) * Open to the public. All are welcome. Tang China existed in a multi-polar world, where power was unevenly distributed among such countries as the Turks and the Uighurs in the north and northwest, the Korean states of Koguryŏ, Silla, and Paekche, the state of Parhae in...

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  • 2015 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

    29th Sep 2015 5:00 pm to 29th Sep 2015 6:30 pm
    29th Sep 2015 5:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    2015 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture with guest speaker Dr. Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong).

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  • Book Launch: Dissent on Core Beliefs

    25th Sep 2015 3:30 pm to 25th Sep 2015 5:00 pm
    25th Sep 2015 3:30 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    The book, co-edited with Dr. Simone Chambers of the University of Toronto, is titled Dissent on Core Beliefs: Religious and Secular Perspectives and compares the ways in which nine ethical and religious traditions have dealt with intramural dissent.

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  • Lab Seminar on Chosŏn Korean Society

    21st Sep 2015 2:00 pm to 21st Sep 2015 5:00 pm
    21st Sep 2015 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Conducted in Korean (한국어)

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  • Japan’s Entry into International Society

    14th Sep 2015 12:30 pm to 14th Sep 2015 2:00 pm
    14th Sep 2015 12:30 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    What effect did Japan’s 19th century entry into international society have on international society itself? What implications does the Japanese experience hold for other countries today?

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  • Upcoming Symposium: Contemporary Buddhist Philosophy

    12th Sep 2015 1:00 pm to 12th Sep 2015 4:30 pm
    12th Sep 2015 1:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Join us for an upcoming symposium on Buddhism and Contemporary Philosophy hosted by Evan Thompson and Jessica Main.

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  • Asian Studies Welcome Back Lunch

    8th Sep 2015 12:00 pm to 8th Sep 2015 1:30 pm
    8th Sep 2015 12:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    All returning Arts Undergraduate students are welcome to join us for our Welcome Back Lunch on Imagine Day (2nd, 3rd and 4th years). Come learn about the Asian Studies Experience and join the Asian Studies community.

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  • AKS Hanmun Workshop

    31st Jul 2015 12:23 pm to 31st Jul 2015 1:23 pm
    31st Jul 2015 12:23 pm

    “Reading the Story of the Western Wing (西廂記) in Late-Chosŏn Korea”

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  • Year Four AKS ‘Sinographic Cosmopolis’ Symposium

    31st Jul 2015 12:20 pm to 31st Jul 2015 1:20 pm
    31st Jul 2015 12:20 pm

    “Accessing ‘Baihua’ in Korea and Vietnam, with a Focus on the Reception of the Xixiangji”

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  • UBC-AKS Lab Workshop Announcement

    15th Jul 2015 12:00 pm to 16th Jul 2015 12:00 pm
    15th Jul 2015 12:00 pm
    University of British Columbia

    This workshop will be conducted in Chinese (汉语) and open to anyone interested in Ming-Chosŏn relations.

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  • UBC-AKS Lab Seminar on Traditional Chosŏn Korea

    18th Jun 2015 2:00 pm to 19th Jun 2015 5:00 pm
    18th Jun 2015 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This special seminar will be conducted in Korean (한국어) and is open to anyone who is interested in traditional Korean society and culture.

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  • Keynote Lecture: Toward a Global History of Buddhism & Medicine

    29th May 2015 7:00 pm to 29th May 2015 8:30 pm
    29th May 2015 7:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

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  • Buddhism and Wellbeing: Therapeutic Approaches to Human Flourishing

    28th May 2015 12:00 pm to 30th May 2015 12:00 pm
    28th May 2015 12:00 pm

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  • Work in Games! — BANDAI NAMCO Info Session

    19th May 2015 3:00 am to 19th May 2015 4:30 am
    19th May 2015 3:00 am
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Work in Video Games! The creators of Pac-Man are hiring! BANDAI NAMCO Studios – The creators behind hit games such as Pac-Man, Tekken, Soul Calibur, Tales of series, and Gundam Next Versus – is hiring new university graduates to work in Japan! An information session is being held on May 19th 3PM-4:30PM at the UBC...

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  • AN EVENING WITH PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD-JA’FAR YAHAGHI ON THE ROLE OF FERDOWSI IN THE FORMATION OF THE IRANIAN NATIONAL IDENTITY

    8th May 2015 6:30 pm to 8th May 2015 9:00 pm
    8th May 2015 6:30 pm

    The Shahnameh, or Persian “Book of Kings,” is a monumental epic of more than 50,000 verses of poetry, completed in 1010 CE by the Persian poet Ferdowsi. It is one of the most important products of the Persian literary tradition, which recounts the history of Iran from the creation of the world and the reign...

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  • 2015 Graduate Student Conference

    11th Apr 2015 9:00 am to 11th Apr 2015 5:00 pm
    11th Apr 2015 9:00 am

    2015 UBC Department of Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference April 11, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (refreshments will be served at 9:00 a.m.)Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall (map) Free and open to the public Come join us for a day of in-house presentations by our very own graduate students and faculty! Refreshments and...

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  • FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS IN CHINESE BUDDHISM – LECTURE BY WENDI ADAMEK

    10th Apr 2015 3:00 pm to 10th Apr 2015 4:30 pm
    10th Apr 2015 3:00 pm

    Although, father-daughter conflict and reconciliation famously drives the plot of The Precious Scroll of Incense Mountain, a 16th-century tale of the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara’s past life as  rincess Miaoshan, much could be said about earlier material on filial Buddhist daughters. In the 7th century, a Buddhist nun named Zhijue dedicated a niche and wrote a memorial for her father, a...

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  • MODERN JAPANESE AND EAST ASIAN POPULAR CULTURE WORKSHOP – MARCH 31ST

    31st Mar 2015 1:00 pm to 31st Mar 2015 4:00 pm
    31st Mar 2015 1:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

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  • BIOGRAPHICAL IMPERATIVES, AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PACTS – LECTURE WITH RAOUL BIRNBAUM

    17th Mar 2015 3:00 pm to 17th Mar 2015 4:30 pm
    17th Mar 2015 3:00 pm

    The elusive monk Hongi Dashi (弘一大師, 1880-1942), one of the pre-eminent Buddhists of twentieth-century China, was a complex man who lived in a complex time. This talk looks to Hongyi’s great interest in studying, editing, and composing biographical and autobiographical texts, as well as his careful visual self-representations through calligraphic works, self-portraits, and posed photographs. What was he doing and...

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  • UBC ASIA ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT PROFESSOR LUNCHEON EVENT SERIES

    17th Mar 2015 12:30 pm to 17th Mar 2015 1:30 pm
    17th Mar 2015 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    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...

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  • Noh Workshop and Demonstration

    7th Mar 2015 8:00 pm to 7th Mar 2015 9:00 pm
    7th Mar 2015 8:00 pm
    Asian Centre

    Join us for an evening with master Konparu noh actor and cultural envoy Yamai Tsunao. A brief performance and demonstration will be complemented by short presentations from specialists, practitioners, and researchers including Maiko Behr, Stefania Burk, Christina Laffin, and Colleen Lanki. We will close the evening with a preview of the noh and chamber opera...

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  • 2015 Japanese Speech Contest Poster Screen Shot

    2015 Japanese Speech Contest

    7th Mar 2015 10:00 am to 7th Mar 2015 5:00 pm
    7th Mar 2015 10:00 am
    Asian Centre

    Prizes! Please register for the 2015 Japanese Speech Contest here. Guidelines for the 2015 Japanese Speech Contest. More information on the Speech Contest

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  • “Mind-Dancing with Language”, an Evening with Shauna Singh Baldwin

    6th Mar 2015 6:00 pm to 6th Mar 2015 8:00 pm
    6th Mar 2015 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies and the Centre for India and South Asia Research, in cooperation with the Program in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies at UBC are thrilled to present: “Mind-Dancing with Language”: A special evening with the acclaimed novelist Shauna Singh Baldwin. Languages our families brought from the old country, and that welled...

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  • SACPAN 2015 || March 6-7, 2015

    6th Mar 2015 10:00 am to 7th Mar 2015 5:00 pm
    6th Mar 2015 10:00 am
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    This year’s instalment of the long-running SACPAN conference is themed “Works in Progress” and involves presentations of current research on South Asia by scholars and graduate students at various institutions across the Pacific Northwest. We are thrilled to announce that SACPAN 2015 will feature three longer lectures by leading scholars in the field—Sumit Guha(University of...

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  • THE HARJIT KAUR SIDHU MEMORIAL PROGRAM 2015

    5th Mar 2015 6:00 pm to 5th Mar 2015 9:30 pm
    5th Mar 2015 6:00 pm
    Dorothy Somerset Studios Theatre

    The Seventh Annual Celebration of Punjabi Presented by the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia At the Juncture of Theatre and Activism A presentation by Punjabi actor and activist Samuel John, in dialogue with Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux), an interdisciplinary performing artist and founder of the Talking Stick Festival for First Nations Performing Arts. Samuel...

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  • Press Start – Culture, Industry and Innovation in Japanese Gaming

    26th Feb 2015 12:00 pm to 27th Feb 2015 12:00 am
    26th Feb 2015 12:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building

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  • 2015 Lunar New Year Celebration

    13th Feb 2015 10:00 am to 13th Feb 2015 3:30 pm
    13th Feb 2015 10:00 am
    Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies presents their Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, a joyous opportunity for heritage and non-heritage learners to demonstrate their Chinese language skills through songs, stories and comical performances. Friday, February 13th, 2015 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall, UBC Free and open to the public Schedule...

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  • UBC ASIA Presents: Our Annual Professor Tea

    UBC ASIA Club’s Annual Professor Tea

    9th Feb 2015 2:00 pm to 9th Feb 2015 4:00 pm
    9th Feb 2015 2:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The UBC Asian Studies Interest Association would like to invite you to our annual Professor Tea event! This is a great opportunity to reconnect with Asian Studies undergraduates, graduates and faculty and discuss ideas, experiences, and potential future opportunities in a casual setting. Refreshments will be provided.

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  • Buddhism and Gagaku

    Public lecture by LeRon Harrison (University of Oregon)

    5th Feb 2015 4:00 pm to 5th Feb 2015 5:30 pm
    5th Feb 2015 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    LeRon Harrison is a visiting assistant professor at the University of Oregon who researches Japanese court poetry and its appropriations of Chinese poetics. He also has been playing gagaku (Japanese court music) for 11 years and researches the […]

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  • CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series

    27th Jan 2015 12:30 pm to 10th Mar 2015 1:30 pm
    27th Jan 2015 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The UBC Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) Lunchtime Lecture Series presents a lineup of stimulating talks from scholars and graduate students on a wide variety of Japan-related research topics. All talks are free and open to the UBC community. Please bring your lunch and feel free to join us for any or all of this spring’s exciting lineup!

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    Upcoming Screenings: ‘Project Fukushima!’ & ‘The Nuclear Village’

    21st Jan 2015 5:00 pm to 21st Jan 2015 7:00 pm
    21st Jan 2015 5:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    As part of the Japanese Language Programme’s efforts to raise awareness of how the Tohoku region residents in Japan strive to cope with the challenges caused by the triple disaster in March 2011, we will be showing two documentaries on January 21st, 2015.

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  • Upcoming Book Launch: Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan’s Fifteen Year War

    13th Jan 2015 5:00 pm to 13th Jan 2015 7:00 pm
    13th Jan 2015 5:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    The Department of Asian Studies and the UBC Centre for Japanese Research (CJR) are proud to co-sponsor a book launch for Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (UBC Asian Studies / Modern Japanese Literature). Join us on January 13th to celebrate the launch of her new monograph Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan's Fifteen Year War (Brill, 2014).

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    The Modern Language Association’s Annual Conference

    9th Jan 2015 8:00 pm to 9th Jan 2015 9:30 pm
    9th Jan 2015 8:00 pm
    UBC Robson Square

    The Modern Languages Association (MLA) is the oldest (founded in 1883) and best known North American organization dedicated to the study of modern languages and literatures. This reception brings attention to Asia in an organization that has traditionally been dominated by European languages, a focus challenged by scholars who have been lobbying for more panels representing other regions.

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    Upcoming Talk – Emotional Registers of The Kagerō Diary

    9th Jan 2015 2:30 pm to 9th Jan 2015 2:30 pm
    9th Jan 2015 2:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    With Dr. Margaret Childs. Abstract: The persistent western interpretation of the Kagerō Diary (Kagerō nikki , 10th century) has been that the author wrote primarily to vent her frustration and disappointment about being married to Fujiwara no Kaneie as the second of his several wives. The […]

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  • Upcoming Talk – Sei Shonagon Gets the Last Word

    8th Jan 2015 4:00 pm to 8th Jan 2015 5:30 pm
    8th Jan 2015 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Sei Shōnagon's exuberant use of allusions to kanbun ("Chinese-style") texts presents a key issue for any reading of the Pillow Book, and more broadly for our understanding of gender and literary culture in the Heian court. Lecture by Jennifer Guest (Oxford)

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  • The 2014 John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies – Full Lecture Now Online!

    5th Dec 2014 7:00 pm to 5th Dec 2014 9:00 pm
    5th Dec 2014 7:00 pm

    What does it mean to translate and how can it be done? And how can we as contemporary readers understand the writings of poets of the distant past from distant cultures? In this talk, Professor Rodd will explore aspects of traditional Japanese poetry as exemplified in the Kokinshū and Shinkokinshū, and link them to approaches to the transmission of and translation of poetry. She will offer examples of the “experiential learning” of later travelers—ranging from Bashō to her own students—as they sought to understand poetry by returning to the scene of earlier compositions.

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    Upcoming Talk by Dr. Joshua Mostow — Courtly Visions: The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation

    20th Nov 2014 4:00 pm to 20th Nov 2014 5:30 pm
    20th Nov 2014 4:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    The Department of Asian Studies and the Centre for Japanese Research are co-hosting a book launch celebrating the publication of Professor Joshua Mostow's Courtly Visions: The Ise Stories and the Politics of Cultural Appropriation.

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  • Upcoming Lecture — Representations of Women in Courtier Journals: Examining the Chuyuki

    17th Nov 2014 10:00 am to 17th Nov 2015 3:00 pm
    17th Nov 2014 10:00 am
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Graduate students, faculty members, and all those interested are invited to workshop led by Professor Yoshida Sanae (Historiographical Institute, University of Tokyo) on women depicted in courtier journals (kokiroku).

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    2014 Korean Speech Contest

    15th Nov 2014 1:00 pm to 15th Nov 2014 5:00 pm
    15th Nov 2014 1:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    1. Date and Venue: ㅇ Date : Saturday, November 15, 2014, 1:00PM-5:00PM ㅇ Venue : UBC Asian Centre Auditorium (607-1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC) 2. Organized by: The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia and the [...]

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    Inspiration from the Plateau: The Art of Tibet

    5th Nov 2014 11:00 am to 14th Nov 2014 6:00 pm
    5th Nov 2014 11:00 am
    Asian Centre

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  • Upcoming Workshop and Lectures with Dr. Charlotte von Verschuer

    3rd Nov 2014 10:00 am to 3rd Nov 2014 3:00 pm
    3rd Nov 2014 10:00 am
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Thanks to the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and the Consulate General of Japan in Vancouver, Professor Christina Laffin will be hosting Dr. Charlotte von Verschuer from the École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) for a weeklong visit as [...]

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  • Upcoming Workshop — Popular Sikhism in History: Text and Identities

    29th Oct 2014 11:00 am to 29th Oct 2014 12:00 pm
    29th Oct 2014 11:00 am
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Workshop Topic: Popular Sikhism in History: Text and Identities, Presenter: Peder Gedda Peder Gedda is a doctoral student in the Department of Asian Studies. He is [...]

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    A Celebration of Yukman Lai’s 50 Years of Brushwork

    25th Oct 2014 11:00 am to 1st Nov 2014 5:00 pm
    25th Oct 2014 11:00 am
    Asian Centre

    An exhibition entitled A Celebration of Yukman Lai’s 50 Years of Brushwork will be held during October 25 – November 1, 2014, daily from 11 am to 5 pm. at UBC Asian Centre. Professor Yukman Lai (1949-2013), a Chinese-Canadian artist, calligrapher [...]

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  • The Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature

    24th Oct 2014 6:30 pm to 25th Oct 2014 8:30 pm
    24th Oct 2014 6:30 pm
    Museum of Anthropology

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  • Failures of Departure and Arrival

    21st Oct 2014 4:00 pm to 21st Oct 2014 4:00 pm
    21st Oct 2014 4:00 pm
    Buchanan Tower 599

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  • Big Gods, Cooperation, and Emergence of Large-Scale Societies

    17th Oct 2014 5:00 pm to 17th Oct 2014 7:00 pm
    17th Oct 2014 5:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building

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    2014 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

    15th Oct 2014 6:00 pm to 15th Oct 2014 7:00 pm
    15th Oct 2014 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The 10th Annual Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture With Guest Speaker Professor Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania). Free and open to the public – registration required. Under the influence of modern information technology, the degree and rate of language change […]

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  • Dr. Slingerland’s New Massive Online Course Begins Today!

    15th Oct 2014 to 15th Oct 2014
    15th Oct 2014

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  • Chinese Fun Night

    Annual Chinese Fun Night – Photos

    6th Oct 2014 to 20th Jan 2015
    6th Oct 2014
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    On Monday, October 6th, CHIN 101 and CHIN 111 students got together for the annual Chinese Fun Night, organized by the Chinese language program at UBC. The night began with the xuesheng (students) bringing handmade business cards and family photos [...]

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  • The Medievel Reception of Firdausi's Shahnama

    The Medieval Reception of Firdausī’s Shāhnāma

    29th Sep 2014 2:30 pm to 29th Sep 2014 4:00 pm
    29th Sep 2014 2:30 pm
    C.K. Choi Building

    Abstract: Firdausī’s Shāhnāma has often been studied as an epic or historical writing, but, it does not quite fit either one of these two [...]

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  • Upcoming talks: Professor Duthie and Professor Arntzen

    25th Sep 2014 4:00 pm to 29th Sep 2014 5:30 pm
    25th Sep 2014 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

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    Upcoming Talks: The Possibilities of Classical Japanese Literature and Cross-Cultural Harmonies

    25th Sep 2014 4:00 pm to 29th Sep 2014 5:30 pm
    25th Sep 2014 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Thanks to the academic exchange agreement signed by the National Institute of Japanese Literature and the Department of Asian Studies, we will be hosting a workshop on September 26 on “Heian Literature as Seen in Translation” and “The Grammatology [...]

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    Parampara: Master/Disciple Tradition in Indian Classical Music

    24th Sep 2014 5:30 pm to 24th Sep 2014 6:30 pm
    24th Sep 2014 5:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies and the Centre for India and South Asia Research at UBC, in cooperation with the Virasat Foundation, proudly present: Parampara: A performance-discussion exploring the master/disciple relationship in Indian [...]

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    The Nikkei and the LARA Postwar Relief Efforts to Japan

    19th Sep 2014 7:00 pm to 22nd Sep 2014 1:30 pm
    19th Sep 2014 7:00 pm
    UBC Robson Square

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    Asian Studies Welcome Back Lunch!

    2nd Sep 2014 12:00 pm to 2nd Sep 2014 1:30 pm
    2nd Sep 2014 12:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    You are invited! All returning Arts Undergraduate students are welcome to join us for our Welcome Back Lunch on Imagine Day (2nd, 3rd and 4th years). Come learn about the Asian Studies Experience and join the Asian Studies community. Meet with [...]

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  • Forum on Traditional Korean Society

    Forum on Traditional Korean Society

    2nd Sep 2014 9:30 am to 2nd Sep 2014 5:00 pm
    2nd Sep 2014 9:30 am
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

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  • Test Event

    5th Aug 2014 to 5th Aug 2014
    5th Aug 2014
    C.K. Choi Building

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    Video Messages for Tohoku Residents Project

    15th Jul 2014 3:30 pm to 15th Jul 2014 5:30 pm
    15th Jul 2014 3:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Please come join the video message project to show our love and support for the people who are still affected by the 3.11 earthquake.

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  • Korean Studies Lab Seminar

    19th Jun 2014 2:00 pm to 19th Jun 2014 5:10 pm
    19th Jun 2014 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Professor Kyungjin Hur (허경진) at Yonsei University will present the following talks and lead discussion. This event is open to UBC members interested in premodern Korean society and culture. Please note that all will be conducted in 한국어 (Korean). Venue: Room 604, Asian Centre Date: June 19 (Thursday), 2014 Program 2:00-3:30 pm: “한자문화권과 한국문학” 3:40-5:10...

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  • Spotlight Taiwan: Cosmopolitanism & Tradition Forum

    1st May 2014 to 1st May 2014
    1st May 2014
    Department of Asian Studies

    Dr. Chris Rea will be speaking at an afternoon forum on cosmopolitanism and tradition in Taiwan.

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  • A Book Reading and Discussion with Dr. Slingerland

    15th Apr 2014 to 15th Apr 2014
    15th Apr 2014

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  • Japanese Pedagogy Workshop and Book Fair at UBC

    12th Apr 2014 10:00 am to 12th Apr 2014 4:30 pm
    12th Apr 2014 10:00 am
    Asian Centre

    Saturday April 12th, 2014 Speaker: Mayumi Oka (The University of Michigan) Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm Location: Asian Centre, The University of British Columbia Workshop: Bridging the gap between beginner and intermediate levels Designing classroom [...]

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  • Sita-Virodhana-Prahasanm, the Revolt of Sita, a Farce

    10th Apr 2014 7:00 pm to 10th Apr 2014 7:00 pm
    10th Apr 2014 7:00 pm
    Department of Asian Studies

    This short play represents the final project for the students of first year Sanskrit at the University of British Columbia.

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  • Translation and the Colonial Desire for Transparency

    7th Apr 2014 4:00 pm to 7th Apr 2014 5:30 pm
    7th Apr 2014 4:00 pm
    Department of Asian Studies

    Dr. Serk-Bae Suh, associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, will be giving a talk co-hosted by the Asian Studies Department and CJR on April 7th. By focusing on the translators featured in short stories written during the [...]

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  • 2014 Graduate Student Conference

    5th Apr 2014 10:00 am to 5th Apr 2014 5:00 pm
    5th Apr 2014 10:00 am
    Asian Centre

    2014 Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference With Keynote Speaker Daisuke Miyao (University of Oregon) Saturday, April 5th, 2014 10:00 AM Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall (map) Free and open to the public – registration required Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Conference! Registration is now closed. If you have any questions or […]

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    Asian Studies Graduate Conference 2014

    2nd Apr 2014 10:00 am to 2nd Apr 2014 10:00 am
    2nd Apr 2014 10:00 am
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    With Keynote Speaker Daisuke Miyao (University of Oregon) Saturday, April 5th, 2014 10:00 AM Auditorium, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall (map) Free and open to the public – registration required Thank you for your interest in the Graduate Conference! Registration is now closed. If you have any questions or concerns about the conference tomorrow please...

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  • UBC ASIA Academic Department Afternoon Tea Event

    31st Mar 2014 2:00 am to 31st Mar 2014 5:00 pm
    31st Mar 2014 2:00 am
    Department of Asian Studies

    The UBC ASIA Academic Department would like to extend an invitation to all Asian Studies Department Faculty members, graduate and undergraduate students to join us for our end-of-term afternoon tea event. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet [...]

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  • UBC Japanese Programme Open House

    22nd Mar 2014 1:00 pm to 22nd Mar 2014 5:00 pm
    22nd Mar 2014 1:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Please join us for the first ever Japanese Language Programme Open House (Nihongo-ka Bunkasai) on Saturday, March 22! Explore various aspects of Japanese culture and be inspired to study the Japanese language. The event will be a wonderful [...]

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    Special Lecture: The Whole Empire in a Single Palace

    13th Mar 2014 6:00 pm to 13th Mar 2014 6:00 pm
    13th Mar 2014 6:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies invites you to join us for a special lecture by guest speaker Michel Vieillard-Baron, Professor of Japanese Literature and Language, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, Paris. Lecture: The [...]

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    2014 Japanese Speech Contest

    1st Mar 2014 10:00 am to 1st Mar 2014 5:00 pm
    1st Mar 2014 10:00 am
    Simon Fraser University

    Please register for the 2014 Japanese Speech Contest here. Guidelines for the 2014 Japanese Speech Contest More information on the Speech Contest [...]

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  • Shunga: How J-Porn Became Academic – Lecture on February 27th

    27th Feb 2014 6:00 pm to 27th Feb 2014 8:00 pm
    27th Feb 2014 6:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    UBC ASIA’s Academic Department is proud to present a once-in-a-lifetime evening lecture on Shunga with the UBC Asian Studies Department’s Dr. Joshua Mostow! Shunga is an erotic art form which had its origins in the Heian period and flourished in [...]

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  • Diseases and Healing in Korean History

    12th Feb 2014 2:00 pm to 12th Feb 2014 4:00 pm
    12th Feb 2014 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    A Symposium on the History of Medicine in Korea

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  • 2014 Lunar New Year Celebration

    7th Feb 2014 10:00 am to 7th Feb 2014 4:00 pm
    7th Feb 2014 10:00 am
    Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies presents their Annual Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration, a joyous opportunity for heritage and non-heritage learners to demonstrate their Chinese language skills through songs, stories and comical performances.

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  • 2014 Asian Studies Careers Night

    4th Feb 2014 6:00 pm to 4th Feb 2014 10:00 pm
    4th Feb 2014 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Annually, we invite some of our most notable alumni back to UBC. Our Careers Nights are famous for our free and scrumptious catered dinners, invaluable advice from our amazing alumni, and our awesome free Asian Studies swag!

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    Civil Society Engagement with North Korea

    24th Jan 2014 11:00 am to 24th Jan 2014 1:00 pm
    24th Jan 2014 11:00 am
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Matthew Reichel will discuss civil society engagement efforts within the DPRK. He will largely speak from a practitioner perspective and will discuss the different types of engagement efforts, the effectiveness of such efforts and common pitfalls [...]

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    Kameyama lecture

    16th Jan 2014 to 16th Jan 2014
    16th Jan 2014
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Professor Andrew Goble from the University of Oregon will be visiting us tomorrow to give the Kameyama lecture, and to do a guest-lecture in Dr. Peter Nosco‘s ASIA 314 class. The particulars are as follows: Thursday January 16, 2014 “Depicting [...]

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    A Celebration of the Life of Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank

    7th Dec 2013 to 7th Dec 2013
    7th Dec 2013

    On December 7th, 2013, the Pulleyblank Family and The Department of Asian Studies held a memorial service in honour of the late Edwin G. Pulleyblank (August 7, 1922 — April 13, 2013). Dr. Pulleyblank was a distinguished sinologist, linguist, and administrator. He joined the Department of Asian Studies in 1966 and served as the Head of the...

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  • Asian Studies Holiday Potluck

    3rd Dec 2013 5:00 pm to 3rd Dec 2013 7:00 pm
    3rd Dec 2013 5:00 pm
    Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies is pleased to invite you to our annual holiday potluck this year! Come mingle with the rest of the Department and enjoy the beginning of the holidays.

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    UBC ASIA Academic Department Afternoon Tea Event

    25th Nov 2013 2:00 pm to 25th Nov 2013 5:00 pm
    25th Nov 2013 2:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Want to meet fellow students who are interested in Asia? Not sure what classes to take next year? Thinking of doing a major/minor in the Asia? Come to our end-of-term Afternoon Tea event! We’ve sent invitations to all members of the Asian Studies [...]

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  • The 2013 John Howes Lecture – Watch the Full Lecture

    21st Nov 2013 6:30 pm to 21st Nov 2013 6:30 pm
    21st Nov 2013 6:30 pm

    On November 22, 2012, the Department of Asian Studies welcomed more than 140 alumni, professor emeriti, current students, faculty, and members of the community to the inaugural John Howes Lecture in Japanese Studies.

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    UBC ASIA Academic Department Professor Luncheon Event Series

    14th Nov 2013 11:30 am to 14th Nov 2013 12:30 pm
    14th Nov 2013 11:30 am
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This year, 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 Studies Department’s lovely professors!

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  • Tsugaru Shamisen workshop with Hiroshi Yamaguchi

    12th Nov 2013 6:30 pm to 2nd Jul 2014 10:00 pm
    12th Nov 2013 6:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    UBC Asian Library, Asian Studies Department and Mokuyokai co-present a Shamisen workshop with renowned Tsugaru Shamisen artist Hiroshi Yamaguchi.

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    Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize

    11th Nov 2013 7:00 pm to 11th Nov 2013 7:00 pm
    11th Nov 2013 7:00 pm

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    Workshop and Lecture with International Tabla Master Sandeep Das

    31st Oct 2013 1:30 pm to 31st Oct 2013 3:00 pm
    31st Oct 2013 1:30 pm
    UBC School of Music, Roy Barnett Recital Hall

    Thursday October 31, 2013 Time: 1:30 to 3:00 PM Location: UBC School of Music, Roy Barnett Recital Hall Free [...]

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  • Asia Club Career Night – Working in Government

    30th Oct 2013 6:00 pm to 30th Oct 2013 8:00 pm
    30th Oct 2013 6:00 pm

    We are glad to announce that the Department of Asian Studies has teamed up with UBC’s ASIA Club to provide a series of mini themed careers nights throughout the year!

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  • Japanese Music Night – Oct 30th

    30th Oct 2013 5:30 pm to 30th Oct 2013 7:00 pm
    30th Oct 2013 5:30 pm

    The Japanese Language Program will hold a Music Night with special guest performers Yamato Kono and Ken’ichi Tokuzato.

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  • Interested in Going Abroad? Info Session October 23rd

    23rd Oct 2013 2:00 pm to 23rd Oct 2013 3:00 pm
    23rd Oct 2013 2:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies has teamed up with Go Global to provide an Asia specific information session on Wednesday, October 23rd!

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  • Artless Song Through Cherry Lips: Writing the Child in Colonial Korea

    11th Oct 2013 3:30 pm to 11th Oct 2013 5:00 pm
    11th Oct 2013 3:30 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    The magazine for young readers Ǒrini, published from 1923-1931, appeared at a time of political, social, and economic transformations taking place on the Korean peninsula.

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  • The Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize

    8th Oct 2013 7:00 pm to 8th Oct 2013 10:00 pm
    8th Oct 2013 7:00 pm
    The Golden Jubilee room

    The Dhahan International Punjabi Literature Prize has been founded to celebrate the rich history and living present of Punjabi language and literature, around the globe.

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  • 2013 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture – Father and the Republic

    2nd Oct 2013 7:00 pm to 2nd Oct 2013 7:00 pm
    2nd Oct 2013 7:00 pm

    Father and the Republic is a photobiography devoted to the life and career of the late General Pai Ch’ung-hsi (Bai Chongxi; 1893–1966).

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  • September 24th – Public Lecture Featuring Mr. Anna Hazare

    24th Sep 2013 4:00 pm to 24th Sep 2013 5:30 pm
    24th Sep 2013 4:00 pm
    Frederic Wood Theatre

    Mr. Hazare is a renowned activist and leader in the movement to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and put an end to instances of official corruption.

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  • Celebrating the Life and Work of Dr. Barrie Morrison

    21st Sep 2013 to 21st Sep 2013
    21st Sep 2013
    C.K. Choi Building

    We invite you to join in celebrating the life and work of Dr. Barrie Morrison on September 21st.

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  • Shigin – A Recital of Ancient Poetry

    6th Sep 2013 7:00 pm to 2nd Jul 2014 10:00 pm
    6th Sep 2013 7:00 pm
    VSO School of Music

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  • Asian Studies Imagine Day Event

    3rd Sep 2013 11:39 am to 3rd Sep 2013 2:00 pm
    3rd Sep 2013 11:39 am
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    We will be throwing a Welcome Back Lunch on Imagine Day, hosted in the Asian Studies auditorium at 12:30 pm, September 3rd. All Arts students are welcome to attend.

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  • (Re)imagining Taiwan – A Journey with Chiang Hsun.

    29th Aug 2013 7:30 pm to 29th Aug 2013 9:30 pm
    29th Aug 2013 7:30 pm
    UBC Chan Centre

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  • Symposium on Early Modern Japanese Values and Individuality

    28th Aug 2013 to 30th Aug 2013
    28th Aug 2013
    Asian Centre

    The Symposium is free and open to the public.

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  • UBC JA x ASIA Summer Exchange Program 2013

    11th Aug 2013 to 25th Aug 2013
    11th Aug 2013

    UBC ASIA is collaborating with UBC JA’s Summer Exchange Program (1963) to host for UBC students and students from Japanese universities.

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  • Join Asian Studies for a Roundtable Lunch!

    11th Jul 2013 1:00 pm to 11th Jul 2013 2:30 pm
    11th Jul 2013 1:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    We’re looking for students taking Asian Studies courses to discuss events, communications, social media and swag with Asian Studies staff! Thursday, July 11th, 2013, 1:00-2:30 pm at the Asian Centre, Rm 604 1871 West Mall a free lunch will be catered by Crème de la Crumb Please RSVP to Julia Lovely at julia.lovely@ubc.ca by Monday, […]

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  • Rabindra-Nazrul Sandhya

    6th Jul 2013 5:00 pm to 6th Jul 2013 9:30 pm
    6th Jul 2013 5:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    A cultural evening celebrating Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam, two of the greatest icons of Bengali literature and culture. There will be music, dance and poetry by the talented local artists, including the children. Light refreshment before and dinner after the cultural program.

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  • Celebrate the Great Urdu Poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz

    6th Jul 2013 2:00 pm to 6th Jul 2013 5:00 pm
    6th Jul 2013 2:00 pm
    Asian Centre

    A small and informal gathering in celebration of the great Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz.

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  • Koryo Saram Studies Workshop

    27th Jun 2013 5:00 pm to 27th Jun 2013 8:00 pm
    27th Jun 2013 5:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building

    You’re cordially invited to the first Koryo Saram Studies Workshop held at the University of British Columbia, this Thursday, June 27th, from 5 – 8 PM. Koryo Saram are ethnic Koreans living in Russia and Central Asia. It’s the oldest Korean diaspora in the world. And this workshop is a rare opportunity to learn about Koryo Saram […]

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  • An Evening of Sitar Music

    7th Jun 2013 7:30 pm to 7th Jun 2013 9:00 pm
    7th Jun 2013 7:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Mishras – admission by donation

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  • The Pure Land in Buddhist Cultures

    31st May 2013 to 2nd Jun 2013
    31st May 2013
    University of British Columbia

    May 31 – June 2, 2013 – This conference aims to examine sectarian traditions of Pure Land Buddhism, as well as the “pure land” within Buddhism generally.

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  • UBC ASIA Presents: Japanese Folk Dance Workshop with Jean Maeda

    10th Apr 2013 6:00 pm to 10th Apr 2013 8:00 pm
    10th Apr 2013 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Are you interested in Japanese Festivals? Going to Japan in the summer? How about learning some Japanese folk dance and actually participating in a festival? UBC ASIA is honoured to invite Folk Dance Instructor Jean Maeda to teach us Japanese folk dance! Japanese folk dancing, which has been called “line dancing done in a circle,” […]

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  • Mandarin Tone Learning Workshop

    9th Apr 2013 1:00 pm to 9th Apr 2013 3:00 pm
    9th Apr 2013 1:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Tuesday, April 9th – Find out secrets and tricks, and play games to improve your Mandarin tones

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  • Ritual Culture in Early India: The 2013 Junior-Senior Scholarly Symposium in Sanskrit Studies

    4th Apr 2013 5:00 pm to 4th Apr 2013 6:30 pm
    4th Apr 2013 5:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Thursday, April 4 – Omens in the Fire: the Ritual Formation of Astrological Vedism Friday, April 5 – How Brahmins Invented Themselves 3306 Times

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  • India in the Chinese Buddhist Imagination – Buddhist Studies Forum

    28th Mar 2013 4:30 pm to 28th Mar 2013 6:00 pm
    28th Mar 2013 4:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    UBC’s Tzu-chi Buddhist Studies Forum, along with the UBC’s TLKY Program on Buddhism and Contemporary Society, is pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Professor Stuart Young of Bucknell University. "In this talk I discuss the ways in which Indian Buddhism was adduced and deployed in the context of medieval China."

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  • Two Talks by Anita Anantharam

    27th Mar 2013 4:00 pm to 27th Mar 2013 6:00 pm
    27th Mar 2013 4:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    “Private and Communal Kitchens as Spaces for Rethinking Gender, Identity, & Citizenship” and “Cosmopolitanism and Vernacular literature: The Poems of Gagan Gill”

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  • Chasing China Dreams and Telling China Stories With Speaker Geremie R. Barmé

    26th Mar 2013 4:30 pm to 26th Mar 2013 6:30 pm
    26th Mar 2013 4:30 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    In recent times the ‘dream’ has been been used metaphorically in discussions of the country’s re-emergence as a major power, and to describe contemporary party-state-led national aspirations.

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  • Public Lecture – National Amnesia and Literary Memory

    25th Mar 2013 12:00 pm to 25th Mar 2013 1:30 pm
    25th Mar 2013 12:00 pm
    Fairmont Social Lounge, St. John's College

    Public lecture and Book Signing with Yan Lianke, author of Lenin’s Kisses

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  • UBC students represent proudly in 2013 BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest

    23rd Mar 2013 to 23rd Mar 2013
    23rd Mar 2013

    On Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 the BC “Chinese Bridge” Mandarin Speech Contest for University Students was held at BCIT. This contest was sponsored by the Consulate General of People’s Republic of China in Vancouver and organized by the Confucius Institute at BCIT and the Canadian TCSL Association. Seventy-three students from UBC, SFU, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, […]

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  • Persian Potluck Party

    21st Mar 2013 2:00 pm to 21st Mar 2013 4:00 pm
    21st Mar 2013 2:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Thursday, March 21st – Hosted by the Persian Programme at UBC Asian Studies

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  • The Gadar Movement and the Quest for Freedom

    18th Mar 2013 6:00 pm to 18th Mar 2013 9:00 pm
    18th Mar 2013 6:00 pm
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

    Monday, March 18th – The Films of Ali Kazimi Tuesday, March 19th – Panel on the Gadar Movement and its Local Significance

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  • The Virani Lecture Series of Islamic Studies

    14th Mar 2013 6:15 pm to 14th Mar 2013 9:00 pm
    14th Mar 2013 6:15 pm
    Liu Institute for Global Studies

    Thursday, March 14th – The Pity of Partition, Manto’s Life, Times and Work across the India-Pakistan Divide Friday, March 15th – Separating at Close Quarters, a seminar on interpreting partition violence

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  • “Light Up NIPPON” – 3.11 Documentary Film

    14th Mar 2013 5:30 pm to 14th Mar 2013 8:30 pm
    14th Mar 2013 5:30 pm
    Buchanan D219

    The Japanese Consulate of Vancouver and students of UBC are hosting a showing of “Light Up NIPPON,” a documentary film about the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake at UBC. It has been 2 years since the massive earthquake hit Japan on March 11th 2011. This documentary showing is held in hopes of providing an opportunity for many […]

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  • A Life of Journal Writing: Fujiwara no Munetada and the Chūyūki

    13th Mar 2013 6:30 pm to 13th Mar 2013 8:00 pm
    13th Mar 2013 6:30 pm
    Asian Centre

    Wednesday, March 13 – From the mid-Heian period of the ninth to tenth centuries onward male courtiers recorded journals in Sino-Japanese that are now known as kanbun nikki…

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  • 2013 Graduate Student Conference

    9th Mar 2013 10:00 am to 9th Mar 2013 3:00 pm
    9th Mar 2013 10:00 am
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    2013 Graduate Student Conference On March 9, 2013, Asian Studies MA and PhD students hosted the second annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. The conference included more than thirty graduate student presenters and faculty discussants whose papers encompassed the fields of anthropology, art history, drama, history, linguistics, literature, political science, and religious studies. This...

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  • The Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

    7th Mar 2013 5:00 pm to 7th Mar 2013 8:00 pm
    7th Mar 2013 5:00 pm
    Frederic Wood Theatre

    Rajinder Singh Bedi as Moral Philosopher: Domesticity as Political Frontier

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  • 2013 Kameyama Buddhism Seminar Series

    7th Mar 2013 4:00 pm to 7th Mar 2013 6:00 pm
    7th Mar 2013 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Thursday, March 7th – Consumerism and Popular Culture in Contemporary Japanese Buddhism

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  • Fiction in History and History in Fiction – By Professor Weirong Shen

    4th Mar 2013 4:30 pm to 4th Mar 2013 6:00 pm
    4th Mar 2013 4:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Monday, March 4th – “The Secret Meditation of Supreme Bliss” as represented and interpreted in various contexts of religion and literature.

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  • Revitalizing Tohoku, Japan After the 3.11 Earthquake and Tsunami

    4th Mar 2013 12:00 pm to 4th Mar 2013 2:00 pm
    4th Mar 2013 12:00 pm
    C.K. Choi Building - Conference Room #120

    Monday, March 4th – Workshop for the Tohoku 3.11 disaster in 2011 with a focus on the reconstruction program, use of special economic zones and implications for public policy making and local governance.

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  • Asian Studies Focus Group

    26th Feb 2013 12:30 pm to 26th Feb 2013 1:30 pm
    26th Feb 2013 12:30 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    Tuesday, February 26th – Have your say on the department’s website, swag and communication methods!

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  • 2013 Lunar New Year Celebration

    8th Feb 2013 10:00 am to 8th Feb 2013 3:30 pm
    8th Feb 2013 10:00 am

    On Friday, February 8, 2013, the Department of Asian Studies and The Institute of Asian Research welcomed The Year Of The Snake. The 10th Annual Chinese Lunar New Year festival included lion dance performances, UBC Chinese language students performances and a complimentary lunch at the Asian Centre.  

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  • 2013 Asian Studies Careers Night

    5th Feb 2013 6:00 pm to 5th Feb 2013 8:30 pm
    5th Feb 2013 6:00 pm

    2013 Careers Night The Annual Asian Studies Careers Night is your chance to ask questions and learn about experiences from those who have graduated in the field of Asian Studies! The event serve as a great way to get involved with the department, meet and mingle with the Alumni and fellow students, and enjoy delicious...

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  • UBC ASIA Academic Department Professor Luncheon Event Series

    3rd Feb 2013 12:30 pm to 17th Mar 2014 1:30 pm
    3rd Feb 2013 12:30 pm
    Asian Centre

    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 […]

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  • Buddhist Rulers and Rulers of Buddhists: Buddhist Relic Veneration in Medieval China

    24th Jan 2013 5:00 pm to 24th Jan 2013 6:30 pm
    24th Jan 2013 5:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    During the Five Dynasties (10th Century), the principality of Wuyue 吳越國 distinguished itself through its peace and prosperity, and its self-avowed identity as a Buddhist kingdom.Wuyue rulers styled themselves as Buddhist monarchs modeled on the role the Indian King Aśoka played in supporting and spreading Buddhism throughout his kingdom. The stūpa [...]

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  • Rethinking Korean Family and Gender in the 21st Century

    13th Jan 2013 4:00 pm to 13th Jan 2013 5:30 pm
    13th Jan 2013 4:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    2011 Korean Studies Seminar by Professor Okpyo Moon, The Academy of Korean Studies “Rethinking Korean Family and Gender in the 21st Century” Time and Date: 4:00-5:30 P.M., Thursday, 13 January 2011 Venue: Asian Centre Auditorium Speaker: Professor Okpyo Moon, Academy of Korean Studies Abstract East Asian societies, or societies in the East in general for […]

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  • Origins of Modern Iranian Cuisine

    23rd Nov 2012 7:00 pm to 23rd Nov 2012 9:30 pm
    23rd Nov 2012 7:00 pm
    UBC Robson Square

    UBC Persian Club proudly invites you to join us in celebrating the success of the UBC Initiative for Persian Language and Iranian Studies with an evening of history, mystery and Iranian food, blended together in perfection!

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  • 2012/2013 – John Howes Lecture: Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature, Literature, and the Arts

    22nd Nov 2012 to 22nd Nov 2012
    22nd Nov 2012

    Elegant representations of nature and the four seasons populate a wide range of Japanese genres and media—from poetry and screen paintings to tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and annual observances. Dr. Haruo Shirane will show how, when, and why this practice developed and explicate the richly encoded social, religious, and literary meanings of this imagery. On...

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  • Suzuki Lecture: Language Policy and Modernism

    21st Nov 2012 6:00 pm to 21st Nov 2012 8:00 pm
    21st Nov 2012 6:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    This talk examines how the discourse and practice of literary language evolved in response to shifting state language policy in an expanding industrial mass society [...]

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  • Captured Buddha: Kawabata Ryushi’s “Rakuyo Koryaku”

    19th Nov 2012 12:00 pm to 2nd Jul 2014 2:00 pm
    19th Nov 2012 12:00 pm

    This lecture considers Kawabata Ryushi's (1885-1966) monumental painting, 'The Capture of Luoyang (Rakuyou kouryaku; 1944)', part of the important and controversial corpus of Japanese War Painting (Sensou kiryokuga).

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  • LECTURE in BUDDHIST NARRATIVE AND POETRY

    7th Nov 2012 5:00 pm to 7th Nov 2012 6:30 pm
    7th Nov 2012 5:00 pm
    Coach House, Green College

    LECTURE in BUDDHIST NARRATIVE AND POETRY Panelists: Adheesh Sathaye, Asian Studies, UBC; Jessica Main, Asian Studies, UBC; Sam Hamill, poet and founder of Copper Canyon Press and Poets Against War Date: 5-6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Location: Coach House, Green College, UBC (6201 Cecil Green Park Road) Description: Sathaye and Main explore the role […]

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  • PUNJAB ON FILM: Works by Ajay Bhardwaj

    6th Nov 2012 6:00 pm to 6th Nov 2012 9:00 pm
    6th Nov 2012 6:00 pm
    Laserre 102

    Tuesday 6 November 2012, 6-9 p.m. In Laserre 102 Featuring Rabba Hun Kee Kariye/Thus Departed Our Neighbors on the partition of Punjab, in memory and mourning AND Kitte Mile Ve Mahi on Dalit religiosity and the life of Sufism in the Indian Punjab today. Wednesday 7 November 2012 6-8 […]

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  • Call for Papers – 2nd Annual UBC Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

    1st Nov 2012 to 31st Dec 2012
    1st Nov 2012
    Asian Centre

    As one of the largest and most recognized Asian Studies departments in Canada, we hope to foster multi-regional and interdisciplinary discussion while providing students with an opportunity to present their research and exchange ideas with their peers and UBC faculty members.

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  • 2012 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

    3rd Oct 2012 6:00 pm to 3rd Oct 2012 9:00 pm
    3rd Oct 2012 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia is pleased to invite you to attend the 2012 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture with featured speaker Professor Wang Fan-sen, Vice President of Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Place: UBC Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mall Time: The lecture will begin at 7pm, […]

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  • Association for Asian Studies Pacific Conference

    15th Jun 2012 to 17th Jun 2012
    15th Jun 2012
    Gonzaga University

    On behalf of the Executive board of the Association for Asian Studies Pacific (ASPAC), we’d like to provide you with a reminder of the upcoming ASPAC conference at Gonzaga University in Spokane Washington later this spring (June 15-17, 2012). We’ve extended the Call for Papers deadline and will be accepting paper and panel submissions until […]

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  • The Hanmun and Kanbun Workshops at UBC

    1st Jun 2012 to 1st Jun 2012
    1st Jun 2012
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    In June 2012 and May 2013, the Department of Asian Studies hosted two reading workshops on hanmun/kanbun materials. In 2012, we were joined by Professor Kim Dongwook (Sangmyung University) and Professor Fukuda Takeshi (Musashi University and elsewhere). The hanmun workshop, convened by Professor Ross King, considered “The problem of ‘vernacular’ in Yadam: Readings from parallel […]

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  • Towards Understanding Thai Buddhism

    18th May 2012 4:00 pm to 18th May 2012 6:00 pm
    18th May 2012 4:00 pm
    Michael Ames Theatre, MOA

    UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program presents a lecture by Barend Jan Terwiel. “Toward Understanding Thai Buddhism” Date: Friday, 18 May 2012 Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Place: Michael Ames Theatre, Museum of Anthropology (MOA), 6393 NW Marine Drive Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Doors […]

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  • Shamisen & Odori: The Music and Dance of Kabuki

    12th May 2012 8:00 pm to 12th May 2012 10:00 pm
    12th May 2012 8:00 pm
    Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

    May 12 (8pm) & May 13 (2pm) Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre Goldcorp Centre for the Arts / 149 West Hastings / Simon Fraser University Featuring guest artists from Japan: FUJIMA Shôgo and TOKIWAZU Mozibei V with local dancer: FUJIMA Sayû Presented by: TomoeArts in association with SFU Woodward’s Cultural Programs […]

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  • 2012 Graduate Student Conference

    12th May 2012 9:00 am to 12th May 2012 5:30 pm
    12th May 2012 9:00 am
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Graduate Student Conference Saturday May 12th, 2012 9:00am – 5:30pm UBC Asian Centre Auditorium 1871 West Mall Keynote address by: Dr. Melek Ortabasi

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  • You’re invited to the explorAsian 2012!

    9th May 2012 to 9th May 2012
    9th May 2012

    May is around the corner and it marks the 16th annual ExplorAsian festival.

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  • 2012 Careers Night

    22nd Mar 2012 6:00 pm to 22nd Mar 2012 8:00 pm
    22nd Mar 2012 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    With catering from Afghan Horseman Restaurant, seven alumni and over 50 undergraduate participants, the event was a great success as students were able to get some personal time with each alumni in small groups. Note that not all undergraduates had already declared […]

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  • Lunch With a Prof! – Hosted by UBC ASIA Club

    13th Jan 2012 12:00 pm to 13th Jan 2012 1:30 pm
    13th Jan 2012 12:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    'Lunch with a Prof' sessions are organized by the UBC ASIA Club and hosted by the Department of Asian Studies in order to provide a casual and relaxing atmosphere where students can meet and talk to Asian Studies professors over delicious food.

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  • 2011 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

    5th Oct 2011 6:00 pm to 5th Oct 2011 9:00 pm
    5th Oct 2011 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Transformative Identities: Literary Adaptation and Cultural Negotiation in Hong Kong Cinema of the 1950s Leung Ping-Kwan (Ye Si) Chair Professor of Comparative Literature, Lingnan University, Hong Kong A recording of the lecture can be found here. Wednesday, October 5 19:00-21:00 (Reception 18:00) Auditorium, Asian Centre, UBC RSVP to ubcasianstudies(at)gmail.com Events in Conjunction Oct 3: Research Seminar Oct 6: Chinese and […]

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  • Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series: Sajida Shroff

    14th Apr 2011 6:00 pm to 14th Apr 2011 9:00 pm
    14th Apr 2011 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Opening Doors to Contextualized Social Entrepreneurship Presented by the Department of Asian Studies Thursday, April 14th UBC Asian Centre Auditorium 1871 West Mall 6:15 Catered Reception 7:00 Lecture and Q&A 8:00 Closing Reception Sajida Hassan Shroff is an international educationist with 18 years of experience that bridges the worlds of education and business. […]

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  • The 2011 Junior/Senior Sanskrit Symposium

    6th Apr 2011 12:00 pm to 6th Apr 2011 1:30 pm
    6th Apr 2011 12:00 pm
    Asian Centre

    Presented by the Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia Sanskrit in the Vernacular Millennium Jesse Knutson, University of California, Berkeley: “Courtly Crepuscule: The End of the Early Medieval in Sanskrit Verse” Wednesday, April 6, 2011 :: 12-1.30PM Asian Centre Room 604 1871 West Mall :: Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 (map: http://bit.ly/ed52OR) Daud Ali, […]

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  • The Third Annual Celebration of Punjabi

    2nd Apr 2011 2:00 pm to 2nd Apr 2011 5:30 pm
    2nd Apr 2011 2:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    In honour of the memory of Harjit K. Sidhu Saturday, April 2, 2011 :: 2-5:30PM Arvind-pal Singh Mandair, University of Michigan “Beyond Secular and Religious Apologetics: Re-evaluating the Concept of Shabad Guru” UBC Asian Centre Auditorium 1871 West Mall :: Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 (map:http://bit.ly/ed52OR) Dr. Arvind Mandair is Associate Professor and S.B.S.C. Chair of […]

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  • YSMWML: 2010-2011 David Der-wei Wang

    9th Mar 2011 7:00 pm to 9th Mar 2011 9:00 pm
    9th Mar 2011 7:00 pm

    Writing History after “Post-History”: On Contemporary Chinese Fiction Wednesday, March 9th at 7:00 PM UBC Asian Centre Auditorium 1871 West Mall, Vancouver Reception to Precede event (6:00PM Asian Centre foyer) Fiction was taken up by enlightened Chinese intellectuals as a vehicle of reforming politics and remaking history as early as the turn of the […]

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  • Autumn Gem: A Documentary on Modern China’s First Feminist

    1st Mar 2011 7:00 pm to 1st Mar 2011 9:00 pm
    1st Mar 2011 7:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    “With all my heart I beseech and beg my two hundred million female compatriots to assume their responsibility as citizens. Arise! Arise! Chinese women, arise!” – Qiu Jin Meet the “Chinese Joan of Arc” Qiu Jin (1875-1907), a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. She attempted […]

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  • Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series: Blake Bromley

    24th Feb 2011 2:08 pm to 24th Feb 2011 3:08 pm
    24th Feb 2011 2:08 pm
    Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

    Want a chance to explore the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden’s but couldn’t attend the Dora Nipp event? Well here’s your chance! The next speaker in our Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series is Blake Bromley an authority on Canadian charity law that has traveled the world aiding governments in drafting laws governing rights and tax […]

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  • Celebrating 100 Years of Qian Zhongshu and Yang Jiang

    10th Dec 2010 4:30 pm to 10th Dec 2010 6:00 pm
    10th Dec 2010 4:30 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Friday, December 10, 2010 UBC Asian Centre Auditorium 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC “Life, it’s been said, is one big book…” Come celebrate the centennial anniversary of two of modern China’s most outstanding cultural figures. As scholars and writers, husband and wife, Qian Zhongshu (1910-1998) and Yang Jiang (b. 1911) radically transformed what it meant […]

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  • Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series: Dora Nipp

    25th Nov 2010 6:00 pm to 25th Nov 2010 9:00 pm
    25th Nov 2010 6:00 pm

    Dora Nipp UBC Asian Studies graduate, 1980 Human rights lawyer and cultural historian 2040 Rolex Awards winner From “Ni hao ma?” to “Hao ji le”: a 2010 Asian Studies Odyssey A descendant of a CPR labourer and head-tax payers, Dora has always had a penchant for Chinese Canadian history. UBC’s Asian Studies program was […]

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  • UBC Kameyama Lecture Series 2010

    28th Oct 2010 4:00 pm to 28th Oct 2010 5:30 pm
    28th Oct 2010 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The UBC Kameyama Lecture Series on Buddhist Studies Proudly Presents: Professor Eun-su Cho, Seoul National University “Late 19th Century Korean Buddhism – A Missing Link” 4:00-5:30 P.M., October 28 (Thursday), 2010 Room 604 Asian Centre Eun-su Cho is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Seoul National Universty. She has received her Ph.D. in 1997 […]

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  • Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series – Andrew Horvat

    22nd Oct 2010 6:00 pm to 22nd Oct 2010 9:00 pm
    22nd Oct 2010 6:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Twenty years ago, Japan’s name was synonymous with success. Today the country is undergoing political turmoil and territorial disputes. Ties with US and China are a mess. The Nikkei stock market stands at a quarter of 1989 levels and life-time employment has been replaced by mass lay-offs of temporary workers who pitch tents in public parks. At the same time, life has never been better for the average Japanese: affordable housing is now available for many couples, the gender gap is disappearing, borders are being opened up for immigration. Which is the real Japan? Or are there [...]

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  • UBC Kameyama Lecture Series – Prof. James Benn

    7th Oct 2010 4:00 pm to 7th Oct 2010 5:30 pm
    7th Oct 2010 4:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    The UBC Kameyama Lecture Series on Buddhist Studies Proudly Presents: Professor James Benn of McMaster: “Buddhist Episodes from the Prehistory of Tea in China.” 4pm-5:30pm, October 7 (Thursday), 2010 Asian Centre (1871 West Mall), Room 604 James A. Benn (PhD, UCLA 2001) is Associate Professor of Buddhism and East Asian Religions at McMaster University. He […]

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  • Building Towards a Persian Language Program at UBC

    1st Oct 2010 6:30 pm to 1st Oct 2010 9:00 pm
    1st Oct 2010 6:30 pm
    Kay Meek Centre

    An Evening with Dr. Abbas Milani Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm Location: Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver. The Department of Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at UBC cordially invites you to an evening of Iranian music and academic dialogue at the Kay Meek Centre in West […]

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  • Asia Voila 2010

    10th Apr 2010 12:00 pm to 10th Apr 2010 4:00 pm
    10th Apr 2010 12:00 pm
    University of British Columbia

    Saturday, April 10, 2010 12:00pm – 4:00pm Various locations in UBC Come to UBC’s beautiful northwest quadrant and enjoy some of the Asia- related cultural resources on campus. You have the great opportunity to: see some Japanese dance and listen to Indian songs, Bhangra, Gamelan or Chinese traditional music savor different Asian foods watch a […]

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  • The Early South Asian Community in Britain and the Making of London’s “Oriental Quarter”

    14th Mar 2010 12:00 pm to 14th Mar 2010 1:30 pm
    14th Mar 2010 12:00 pm
    Room 604, Asian Centre

    March 14, 2010 Time: 12:00-1:30pm Place: Room 604, Asian Centre, 1871 West Mall Please reserve seats by emailing: stefcoop@interchange.ubc.ca (Kindly write under the subject heading: Professor Fisher’s Talk) Michael Fisher holds the Robert S. Danforth Chair in History at Oberlin College. In 2007, he was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award for the Social Sciences. He […]

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  • 2010 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture

    9th Mar 2010 7:00 pm to 9th Mar 2010 9:00 pm
    9th Mar 2010 7:00 pm
    Auditorium, Asian Centre

    Writing History after Post-History: On Contemporary Chinese Fiction With guest speaker David Der-wei Wang. Tuesday, March 9th at 7:00 PM UBC Asian Centre Auditorium 1871 West Mall, Vancouver Reception to precede event (6:00PM Asian Centre foyer) Fiction was taken up by enlightened Chinese intellectuals as a vehicle of reforming politics and remaking history as early as...

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