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2,300-year-old Chinese Philosophy Shows Why We Should Try to Be a Mess

Dr. Edward Slingerland was quoted in a Quartz article about letting go of complete order in our lives. Slingerland explained how Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi wrote about the benefits of releasing the tendency to control everything

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Vancouver Summer Program’s “Global Migration, Local Communities: Asian Canadian Histories” course package

The Faculty of Arts Vancouver Summer Program, 2018 is offering a two-course "Package"on Asian Canadian histories offered jointly by the Department of Asian Studies with the Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program.

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Christopher Rea’s The Age of Irreverence Now Available in Chinese

Dr Christopher Rea's book, The Age of Irreverence has been translated in Chinese by by Hui-Lin Hsu and published in Taipei. The book reveals fascinating insights in to comedy and humor in Chinese history

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Class of 2018: Graduation Reception

Congratulations to the Department of Asian Studies’ class of 2018! Best wishes to all of our graduates on behalf of the whole Department. We hope you are excited for the next step in your journeys and that you stay in touch.

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Khyentse Foundation Gift Announcement

  The University of British Columbia’s Department of Asian Studies will expand its teaching of Tibetan Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Language, thanks to a $524,850 gift from the Khyentse Foundation with support from the Siddhartha’s Intent Society of Canada. This donation funds the hiring of a post-doctoral research fellow or a visiting faculty member in […]

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The 2018 Canadian Museum Association (CMA) Awards of Outstanding Achievement

Congratulations to Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura and her team for recieving the 2018 CMA Award of Outstanding Achievement in the Research (Art category) her project Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia. This long-term project of two decades, creatively challenges conventional ways calligraphy is presented in, with a creative, melodic approach.

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Why a Canadian University is Fascinated by Hong Kong

UBC Asian Studies Associate Professor Leo Shin shares about the birth behind the fresh and intriguing Hong Kong Studies Initiative as well as the fascination behind this East Asian culture.

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Congratulations to Dr. Christina Laffin, a Face of Research at UBC

Congratulations to Dr. Christina Laffin for being honoured as one of UBC's Faces of Research! Dr. Laffin is a Canada Research Chair in Premodern Japanese Literature and Culture.

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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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