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At the Border: An Exhibition of Artists’ Work in Response to the Partition of Punjab

On display until October 1, 2019 at the I.K. Barber Learning Centre (1st floor): Curated by Dr. Anne Murphy and CISAR Research Associate Raghavendra Rao K.V. The works on view on the ground floor of the I.K. Barber Learning Centre resulted from a series of residencies and exhibitions in India and the UK in 2018-9 […]

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Event Recap: UBC Himalaya Program’s Summer Nepali and Tibetan Language Courses 2019

Each summer, the UBC Himalaya Program hosts a set of community-engaged Nepali and Tibetan language courses. These courses that blended classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at various Nepali and Tibetan community sites. Catch a glimpse at what these innovative courses are like!

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Drawing Lines in a Mandala: A Sketch of Boundaries Between Religion and Politics in Bhutan

What could “secularity” mean in the case of Bhutan? Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Dagmar Schwerk’s explores the relationship between religion and politics and “secularity” in pre-modern and modern Bhutan.

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In Memoriam: Alireza Ahmadian (22 Feb, 1981 – 28 June, 2019)

UBC’s Asian Studies’ faculty, staff and students were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Alireza Ahmadian. Alireza was a passionate supporter of our initiative to establish Persian Language and Iranian Studies within the Department, with which he first became acquainted in 2010 as an enthusiastic undergraduate student. Our Head of Department, Professor Ross […]

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Event Recap: 2019 Korean-English Language Exchange Event

To practice their Korean language skills and learn more about Korean culture, the class visited the English Language Institute and shared their experiences about learning a new language and culture with nine Korean students who voluntarily attended the event.

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Zining Wang Student Alumni Interview with Mason Leung

Interested in what you can do with a degree in Asian Studies? For our new video series, our Asian Studies students interview alumni on their career path, how they became interested in Asian Studies and for any advice they would give to current students. In this episode, fourth year Student Mason Leung (BA'20) interviews alumnus Zining Wang (BA '18).

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Event Recap: Assessing Spoken Interaction Workshop

To bring Congress closer to our colleagues, Asian Studies sponsored another annual language teaching workshop on the Assessment of Spoken Interaction for all language instructors in the Department.

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Jimmy Mitchell Student Alumni Interview with Elliott Cheung

Interested in what you can do with a degree in Asian Studies? For our new video series, our Asian Studies students interview alumni on their career path, how they became interested in Asian Studies and for any advice they would give to current students. In this episode, fourth year Honours Student Elliot Cheung interviews alumnus Jimmy Mitchell (MA '95).

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Leo K. Shin Interviewed by Hong Kong Citizen News

Associate Professor Leo K. Shin shares insights about his oral history project on the Umbrella Movement of 2014 (article in Cantonese).

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Don Baker Quoted on “North Korean Women in China Trapped in Sex Trade”

UPI quoted Don Baker, professor of Korean history and civilization, in an article about the exploitation of refugees in China.

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