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Event Recap: 2018 Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference

Thank you to everyone for making the 2018 Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference a great success! We want to thank all of our presenters and those who came to support them with questions and discussion.

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Event Recap: John Howes Lecture videos and photos now available

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Event Recap: The 29th Canada National Japanese Speech Contest at the University of Alberta

The winners of the 30th BC Japanese Speech Contest from UBC, Jack Hwang and Xiuyi Liu were invited to present their speeches at the 29th Canada National Japanese Speech Contest held at the University of Alberta on Saturday, March 24th. Xiuyi won  2nd place for her speech entitled “In the Fragrance of Ink” in the Intermediate […]

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Event Recap: 2018 Asian Studies Careers Night

On March 6th, 10 alumni were invited to our Annual Asian Studies Careers Night to share their stories and wisdom with over 60 student participants.

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Event Recap: the first UBC Cantonese Singing Contest

With a packed AMS Nest Lower Atrium, the historic inaugural UBC Cantonese Singing Contest was successfully held on March 9, 2018. The event began with a welcome message from President Santa Ono as well as Dr. Duanduan Li, the Associate Head of the Department of Asian Studies. The competition had three categories, Cantonese as First […]

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Event Recap: Professor Sze-Wing Tang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong visits UBC

A Chinese teaching workshop entitled “When Teaching Grammar Meets Formal Syntax” was offered to the faculty members of the Chinese Language Program on February 28, 2018, presented by Professor Sze-Wing Tang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In addition to insights on the teaching of Chinese syntax, Prof. Tang engaged the workshop participants in […]

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Recap: the 2018 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

The Tenth Annual Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program was held 2-4 March 2018. It was held at a larger scale than usual this year with the support of additional partners: the Dean of Arts Office, the Centre for India and South Asia Research, the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, the Department of Theatre and […]

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Recap: The 30th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest

Twelve students from UBC were selected as the finalists to participate in the 30th Annual BC Japanese Speech Contest held at Simon Fraser University on March 3rd. Our contestants were: Xinyan Hou, Kristine Hui, Iris Liao, Xiuyi Liu, Jana Salameh, Chi Lok Cheung, Crystal Fan, Jiahao Niu, Kyoungmin (Kelub) Roh, Rock Gao, Alisa Guo, and Jack Hwang. Eight of them won prizes in various categories.  6 UBC students, Cynthia Carty, Jack Hwang, Jeremy Sit, Joelle Lee, Sewit Yemane and Alice Zhou , who participated in the Kakehashi project, a youth program promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, divided into the Language Stream and Pop-Culture Stream, were invited to make presentations on their experiences in Japan.

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Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation awards scholarship to UBC Asian Studies’ student

The Vancouver Korean-Canadian Scholarship Foundation annually offers a scholarship to a graduate student majoring in Korean studies at UBC. In February 2018, members of its Board of Directors, including Eunice Oh (Chair), Dr. Yul Kwon (Director) and Ms. Kyungae Kim (Director), visited UBC and awarded a scholarship to Kyrie Vermette, PhD student, in the Department […]

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New Publication: Colonizing Language, by Dr. Christina Yi

In Colonizing Language, Christina 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 1950.

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