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Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian & Iranian Studies – Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Schedule

Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian & Iranian Studies  Department of Asian Studies University of British Columbia  FREE and open to the public!   Time & Place (unless otherwise indicated): 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.  || Room 120, C.K. Choi Building || 1855 West Mall || UBC|| V6T 1Z2  About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and […]

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2019 Lecturers of the Year

Each year, the Department singles out two individuals who have demonstrated 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 Dr. Clayton Ashton and Dr. Maoreng Cheng as our 2018/19 Lecturers of The Year. Maorong Cheng In recent […]

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Event Recap: The Warrior Atsumori

On September 18th, the UBC community and beyond had the privilege of watching the latter half of the noh play Atsumori performed by Japanese Intangible Cultural Asset Hisa Uzawa and her fellow noh actor and daughter Hikaru Uzawa. Over 300 students, faculty, and community members filled UBC’s Frederic Wood Theatre for this rare and special […]

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Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke Published on The Military Suppression in Hong Kong

Dr. Josephine Chiu-Duke published an invited op-ed essay in the US e-journal The Globe Post on August 23 with the title: "Defending Promised Rights: Can Protests in Hong Kong End Peacefully?”

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Event Recap: 2019 UBC Language Day

In case you could not make it, our friends over at Chinese Language Program put together a small recap of their booth to give you a glimpse of UBC's first ever “Language Day” event!

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At the Border: An Exhibition of Artists’ Work in Response to the Partition of Punjab

On display until October 1, 2019 at the I.K. Barber Learning Centre (1st floor): Curated by Dr. Anne Murphy and CISAR Research Associate Raghavendra Rao K.V. The works on view on the ground floor of the I.K. Barber Learning Centre resulted from a series of residencies and exhibitions in India and the UK in 2018-9 […]

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Event Recap: UBC Himalaya Program’s Summer Nepali and Tibetan Language Courses 2019

Each summer, the UBC Himalaya Program hosts a set of community-engaged Nepali and Tibetan language courses. These courses that blended classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at various Nepali and Tibetan community sites. Catch a glimpse at what these innovative courses are like!

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Drawing Lines in a Mandala: A Sketch of Boundaries Between Religion and Politics in Bhutan

What could “secularity” mean in the case of Bhutan? Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Dagmar Schwerk’s explores the relationship between religion and politics and “secularity” in pre-modern and modern Bhutan.

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In Memoriam: Alireza Ahmadian (22 Feb, 1981 – 28 June, 2019)

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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