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Event Photos: The 2018 World Sanskrit Conference

Photos from the 17th World Sanskrit Conference held at the University of British Columbia from July 9-13. 2018.

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Bringing Big Data to Religious History

A new Database of Religious History (DRH) spearheaded by Dr. Edward Slingerland aims to provide a clearer picture on polygamy and Mormon faith.

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Dear Sophie: Undergrad Advising Corner July 2018

July 2018: As registration is nearing, our inboxes are filling with frantic emails regarding all issues registration. So aptly, our inaugural Dear Sophie is here for all of your registration questions and concerns! Take a peek at these questions and hopefully, some of your worries can be wiped away. Well hello! So glad to find […]

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Event Recap: The Second Cantonese Worlds Workshop and the 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics

After two years of preparation, the Second Cantonese Worlds Workshop (CW2) and the 4th Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-4) were successfully held on June 21st through 24th, 2018, at St. John’s College, Richmond Public Library, and the UBC Asian Centre. The four-day series brought together scholars, experts, students, and the general public to discuss all […]

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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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