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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
On January 15th about 25 students, instructors and TAs from the Japanese Department gathered at the Asian Library for the first meeting of the Tadoku Club. Tadoku is a method of language study that aims to increase learners' skills and enjoyment of reading in Japanese.
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 Republic of Korea.