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2018 Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Dog

On Friday, February 9th, 2018, the Department of Asian Studies presented the annual Lunar New Year Celebration – Year of the Dog. The Lunar New Year marks an important holiday and is celebrated by many Asian countries, significantly for China, Korea, Vietnam and Singapore. The spectacular event was sponsored and supported by the Department of Asian Studies & Education Office, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Vancouver and the Consulate General of the Public of Korea.

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Student Karaoke Night hosted by the Japanese Department

On Friday, February 2, the Japanese Department held a Karaoke Night. The event was attended by approximately 170 current JAPN students along with students from Ritsumeikan University and instructors.

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Jinhua Chen awarded UBC Killam Research Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jinhua Chen has been awarded a UBC Killam Research Prize. Established in 1986, the UBC Killam Research Prizes are awarded annually to top campus researchers in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions.

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New Translation by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton

Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton's new translation of author Choi Suchol's work was published in the winter issue of the Asymptote Journal.

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Alumni Spotlight – James Mutter

This interview features James Mutter, BA '05 in Japanese Language and International Relations. Mr. Mutter is currently Vice-Consul at the Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Studies Initiative: 2017 in Review

Here is the 2017 recap of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative.

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Dr Slingerland in the News

Confucius Says Ease Off the New Year's Resolutions, According to Author Edward Slingerland.

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Ajay Bhardwaj, Asian Studies PhD student, helps UBC pave the way for new conceptions of PhD research and theses

In an Op-Ed to the Vancouver Sun, dean and vice-provost for graduate and postdoctoral studies at UBC, Susan Porter, defends doctoral education and highlights the UBC students redifining it with exciting new research.

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A Third Gender, co-conceived by Dr. Joshua Mostow, celebrated as one of the best Art Shows in NYC

Included at #5 on their list of Top 20 NYC Art Shows in 2017, Hyperallergic writes that the show was "Ambitious and in-depth, [while illustrating] the myriad ways wakashu have been depicted, making clear how non-binary expressions of gender in the Edo period were not just widely accepted but regarded as standard."

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Dr. Ross King interviewed by The Korea Herald about K-pop’s influence on Korean studies

Dr. Ross King was recently featured in an interview by The Korea Herald where he discussed how “K-pop is definitely a big motivation for students who want to learn beginner Korean" and about how the modern studies of Korean culture and language have changed over the years.

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