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Dr. CedarBough T. Saeji Quoted for K-Pop’s Global Rise and Impact

Following boyband BTS' address to the United Nations General Assembly, the South China Morning Post article titled "Girls’ Generation To BTS: How K-Pop Swept The World – and the UN" explores how and why K-Pop and South Korean soft power is taking over the world.

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Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource Launch

The Centre for Japanese Research and UBC Library at the University of British Columbia are proud to announce the launch of the Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource (DTR), curated and edited by Tristan Grunow and Naoko Kato.

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Video & Photos: 2018/19 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture with Professor Helen F. Siu

This year’s annual Yip So Man Wat Lecture, presented by Professor Helen F. Siu from Yale University, marked one of the first big events of the year at UBC Asian Studies. On the evening of October 3rd, at the Asian Centre Auditorium, 115 attendees participated in the lecture, entitled “The Worldly Engagement of the Greater Pearl River Delta Region.”

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Alumni Spotlight – Jan Jettel

This interview features Jan Jettel, BA ’05, who majored in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Korean. He currently works in San Francisco and is Senior Vice President of National Accounts at Speakeasy Inc.

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Episode 1: Faculty Spotlight with Leo Shin

At the helm of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative, Shin has been engaging the broader community on and off campus while also encouraging the telling of the story of Hong Kong from both local and global perspectives.

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Surviving the Airpocalypse

Asian Studies alum Liam Bates and his partner, Jessica Lam, were featured in Trek Magazine for their innovative work tackling air pollution problems in Beijing and beyond.

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Alumni Spotlight – Michelle Kim

This interview features Michelle Kim, BA' 02. Kim focused her studies on Korean language, cinema, and literature and now owns her own multimedia company, Hapaness Media. Kim is a writer, producer, actor, and director.

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Meet our 2018 Winter Work Learn Students

You may have noticed a bunch of friendly young faces in the Asian Studies office. As of September, we have six 2018W Work Learn Students! An invaluable component of our administrative team, we are happy to introduce you to our new part-time staff.

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Chinese University of Hong Kong Delegation Visits UBC

The global tour of the Cantonese drama performance “My Love” made its first stop in Vancouver after premiering in Hong Kong. The event was organized by the Federation of Alumni Associations of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (FAACUHK) and the Alumni Association of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (British Columbia), commemorating the 40th […]

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2018 Lecturers of the Year

Each year, the Department singles out two individuals who have excelled in teaching excellence, taken new risks in their pedagogy, and/or otherwise distinguished themselves in their service to the Department. It is with great pleasure that we announce Liu Xueshun and Kazama Misuzu as our 2017-2018 Lecturers of the Year.

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