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Government of Japan MEXT Research Student Scholarship: Applications Now Available

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 […]

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Professor Don Baker on CTV News discussing the North Korean situation

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Conference Volunteer Opportunity for Undergraduates! May 31 to Saturday, June 2, 2013

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.

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UBC ASIA Club Elections Results!!

Meet your prospective 2013-2014 UBC ASIA Club Executive team.

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Christopher Rea Discusses Chinese Humor on “The Coast”, CBC Radio

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

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Demand for Chinese Studies Soaring at UBC

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 […]

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2013 MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship

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. […]

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Winter 2012 Newsletter

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Call for Papers! Topics: “Women in Chosŏn and Colonial Korea” and “‘Publicness’ in the Confucian Tradition of Korea”

August 14th (Wed) -15th (Thu), 2013 At University of British Columbia There will be a Yonsei-UBC joint-conference on two topics (“Women in Chosŏn and Colonial Korea” and “Publicness in the Confucian Tradition of Korea”) which will be to be held in August 2013 at UBC. 6-7 faculty members in the fields of Korean history, Korean […]

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Still looking for a Term 2 course?

Seats are still available in the following courses! ASIA 208: Cultural Foundations of South Asia ASIA 330: Islam in South Asia ASIA 360D: A Specific Asian Literature in Translation (focusing on the “Tale of Genji”, by Murasaki Shikibu) ASIA 365:  Punjabi Cinema ASIA 441B:  Masterworks of Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation ASIA 457: The […]

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