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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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.
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 […]
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.