We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Jinhua Chen has been awarded a UBC Killam Research Prize. Established in 1986, the UBC Killam Research Prizes are awarded annually to top campus researchers in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions.
In an Op-Ed to the Vancouver Sun, dean and vice-provost for graduate and postdoctoral studies at UBC, Susan Porter, defends doctoral education and highlights the UBC students redifining it with exciting new research.
Included at #5 on their list of Top 20 NYC Art Shows in 2017, Hyperallergic writes that the show was "Ambitious and in-depth, [while illustrating] the myriad ways wakashu have been depicted, making clear how non-binary expressions of gender in the Edo period were not just widely accepted but regarded as standard."
Dr. Ross King was recently featured in an interview by The Korea Herald where he discussed how “K-pop is definitely a big motivation for students who want to learn beginner Korean" and about how the modern studies of Korean culture and language have changed over the years.
As an Asian Studies department that covers not only East Asia, but other parts of Asia as well, UBC Asian Studies has been particularly keen to add courses in Persian language and Iranian Studies for many years because of the centrality of Persian language, literature and literary culture for more than a thousand years to Central and South Asia.
PhDivas interviews Asian Studies PhD student Kiran Sunar about Rupi Kaur and the power of Instagram poetry, disgraceful Canadian histories, and the importance of ice cream to queer trans people of color friendship.