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.
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.
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.
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."
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.