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In Memoriam: Alireza Ahmadian

UBC’s Asian Studies’ faculty, staff and students were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Alireza Ahmadian. Alireza was a passionate supporter of our initiative to establish Persian Language and Iranian Studies within the Department, with which he first became acquainted in 2010 as an enthusiastic undergraduate student. Our Head of Department, Professor Ross […]

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Event Recap: 2019 Korean-English Language Exchange Event

To practice their Korean language skills and learn more about Korean culture, the class visited the English Language Institute and shared their experiences about learning a new language and culture with nine Korean students who voluntarily attended the event.

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Zining Wang Student Alumni Interview with Mason Leung

Interested in what you can do with a degree in Asian Studies? For our new video series, our Asian Studies students interview alumni on their career path, how they became interested in Asian Studies and for any advice they would give to current students. In this episode, fourth year Student Mason Leung (BA'20) interviews alumnus Zining Wang (BA '18).

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Event Recap: Assessing Spoken Interaction Workshop

To bring Congress closer to our colleagues, Asian Studies sponsored another annual language teaching workshop on the Assessment of Spoken Interaction for all language instructors in the Department.

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Jimmy Mitchell Student Alumni Interview with Elliott Cheung

Interested in what you can do with a degree in Asian Studies? For our new video series, our Asian Studies students interview alumni on their career path, how they became interested in Asian Studies and for any advice they would give to current students. In this episode, fourth year Honours Student Elliot Cheung interviews alumnus Jimmy Mitchell (MA '95).

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Leo K. Shin Interviewed by Hong Kong Citizen News

Associate Professor Leo K. Shin shares insights about his oral history project on the Umbrella Movement of 2014 (article in Cantonese).

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Don Baker Quoted on “North Korean Women in China Trapped in Sex Trade”

UPI quoted Don Baker, professor of Korean history and civilization, in an article about the exploitation of refugees in China.

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CedarBough Saeji Interviewed by BBC: How Did K-Pop Conquer the World?

In a recent episode of BBC's weekly podcast The Inquiry, Postdoctoral Fellow CedarBough Saeji addresses how the Korean government has capitalized on the soft power created by their booming music industry.

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Mostafa Abedinifard Published in “Asian Cinema”

Assistant Professor Mostafa Abedinifard's article draws on feminist and masculinities theories to examine representations of gender in the films of Academy Award-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.

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Professor Christopher Rea teaching in the classroom

Episode 6: Faculty Spotlight with Christopher Rea

Over the last decade, Professor Christopher Rea has expanded UBC's course offerings on modern Chinese literature and cinema. Check out this video feature!

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