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Event Recap: The Second Annual Cantonese Fun Night (2019)

On Friday, November 22rd 2019, over 150 students from various courses in the Cantonese Language Program spent their evening surrounded by music, food, and movie entertainment with their instructors and teaching assistants. The three-hour event kicked off with karaoke and mahjong, a great way to socialize. Students from different courses connected through the love of […]

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Dr. Christopher Rea Featured in “What Makes China Laugh?” with Kung Fu Komedy

Which Chinese dynasty was the funniest? Which types of humour have stood the test of time in China? And what does Canada have to do with it? Listen to Christopher Rea's opening remarks about 5,000 years of Chinese comedy at a recent China Institute NYC panel on "What Makes China Laugh?"

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Religion and Politics in Bhutan: An interview with Dr. Dagmar Schwerk

Dagmar Schwerk, Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Tibetan Buddhist Studies, was recently interviewed by the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies regarding her recent research and upcoming publication.

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Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke Interviewed by Asia Pacific Foundation

Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke was interviewed by the Asia Pacific Foundation for their 2019 election series focusing on Taiwan.

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Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke Published in CBC on Protests in Hong Kong

Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke published an invited essay on September 30th for CBC's Opinion column on the ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong.

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Event Recap: 2019 Chinese Fun Night

This year, the annual Chinese Fun Night took place on Tuesday, October 1st at the Asian Centre Auditorium. Watch a video and view photos from the event!

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New Publication on Hokkaidō 150: settler colonialism and Indigeneity in modern Japan and beyond

The proceedings from the Hokkaidō 150 Workshop, which took place earlier in 2019, has been published as a roundtable in Critical Asian Studies. This new publication by the Centre for Japanese Research is accessible through UBC library to students and faculty.

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2019 Global Seminar: CHIN234 Learning Chinese in a living classroom in Taiwan

In this year’s summer Global Seminar, UBC's Chinese Language Program allowed students to learn Chinese in a living classroom in Taiwan. Each student was filled with unforgettable experiences!

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Multiple Secularities: Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities

Dagmar Schwerk, Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Tibetan Buddhist Studies, contributed to "The Companion to the Study of Secularity” of the Kolleg-Forschergruppe "Multiple Secularities: Beyond the West, Beyond Modernities"

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Sunera Thobani Honoured at ”Women Who Named the Unnamed: Pakistan’s and Local Women Heroes”

Professor Sunera Thobani was recently honoured as one of 15 exceptional women at the ''Women Who Named the Unnamed: Pakistan's and Local Women Heroes'' event, held at Surrey City Hall on Saturday, September 28

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