Dear Colleagues, I am saddened to write that Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank (1922-2013), passed away in Vancouver on Saturday, 13 April, 2013 at 4.36 PM. He was a distinguished Sinologist, linguist, and administrator. Professor Pulleyblank joined the Department of Asian Studies in 1966 and served as the Head of the Department from 1968 to 1975. […]
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2014 Research Student for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1979 (for the 2014 scholarship year) who wish to study as […]
The UBC Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program will be hosting a conference titled The Pure Land in Buddhist Cultures from Friday, May 31 to Saturday, June 2, 2013. They are now recruiting student volunteers who are interested in assisting with the event logistics.
Christopher Rea, Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature, made an appearance on CBC Radio’s “The Coast” on March 15th, 2013. To listen to his discussion click here. He starts just after minute 12:30
Xinhua News Agency, Vancouver video platform video management video solutionsvideo player The University of British Columbia expects enrollment in its Chinese language program will increase by 50 percent within five years. On the 10th anniversary of the university’s Department of Asian Studies Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at the weekend, Professor Harjot Oberoi told Xinhua there were […]
The Application Guide and Forms are now available for the Government of Japan’s, 2013 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship. These documents can be downloaded from the Consulate General of Japan’s website: http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/en/culture/mext.htm. The Japanese Studies Scholarship is aimed at undergraduate students attending university, who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Japanese language, culture and affairs. […]