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Small Talk, Games, and Tongue Twisters, Oh My: Students and Teachers Celebrate Chinese Fun Night

On Tuesday, Oct 8, 8 sections of CHIN 101 and sections of CHIN 111 students got together for the first ever Chinese Fun Night, organized by the Chinese language program at UBC. The night began with the xuesheng (students) bringing handmade business cards and family photos to exchange or share with other students. They have […]

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The Update October 22nd Edition – Japanese Music Night, Asian Studies Career Series, Awards and Other News

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Dean of Arts Announces $2,000,000 Donation to Sponsor the Development of a Cantonese Studies Program

Last night at the 2013 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture, Gage Averill, Dean of Arts, announced a $2,000,000 donation to sponsor the development of a Cantonese Studies program at UBC. The program will include Cantonese language courses, Cantonese literature courses and is an extraordinarily generous gift by brothers Alex and Chi Shum Watt. We believe […]

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Dean of Arts Announces $2,000,000 Donation to Sponsor the Development of a Cantonese Studies Program

Last night at the 2013 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture, Gage Averill, Dean of Arts, announced a $2,000,000 donation to sponsor the development of a Cantonese Studies program at UBC. The program will include Cantonese language courses, Cantonese literature courses and is an extraordinarily generous gift by brothers Alex and Chi Shum Wat. We believe […]

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UBC Annual Reports Features Dr. Edward Slingerland

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The Update – September 24th Edition

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Regarding Barrie Morrison by Ashok Aklujkar

REGARDING BARRIE MORRISON Ashok Aklujkar On an afternoon in the first week of October 1968, I returned to my apartment 1203 at 24 Peabody Terrace, Cambridge, MA 02138, to find my phone ringing. I had just met my Harvard adviser, Professor Daniel H.H. Ingalls, regarding the first chapter of my Ph.D. dissertation. I was elated […]

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The Update – September 10th Edition – Pai Hsien-yung Coming to UBC, Imagine Day Photos and more…

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New Faculty: Gordan Djurdjevic

Dr. Gordan Djurdjevic, specializing in South Asia, will be joining our Department this fall. Bio: I completed my Ph.D. in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia in 2005 with a Thesis on the Nāth Yogis, approached from the perspective of esoteric studies. I continue to research and write on the […]

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August 22nd Edition of the Update – Events, Courses and Job Postings

Upcoming events, new courses, job postings and other news

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