As a Wall Scholar, Dr. Turin will see one book project through to completion and embark on a new one. Both of these research projects coincide with the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages 2019, a welcome declaration that brings international visibility to the precarious state of the world’s linguistic diversity.
Sadhu Binning is a Canadian Punjabi-language author, editor, educator and advocate for the Punjabi language. As a faculty member from 1987 to 2008, he founded UBC’s Punjabi language program, in which he developed original curriculum materials and pedagogical models that remain widely used and influential.
The 2019 BC Korean Speech Contest was held at Asian Centre Auditorium on Saturday March 15. The event was presented by the Department of Asian Studies, the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and UBC UNIK (U and I Korea). Twenty-six final contestants including twenty-one UBC students participated.
This year, UBC Asian Studies hosted the eleventh annual Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program on March 14th, 2019. The Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program celebrates the rich life of Punjabi language and culture and its importance in BC, in memory of a woman who shared such passions.
Perhaps best known as the instructor for the immensely popular course, Hong Kong Cinema, Dr. Alison Bailey discusses her current research on the cultural history of filial revenge in Chinese literature and law. Recently promoted to Assistant Professor in Pre-modern Chinese Literature, Bailey hopes she can give students the same sense of respect that she has developed for Chinese culture.
On Thursday, February 28, the Chinese Language Program hosted the 2019 UBC Lantern Festival Chinese Poetry Night to celebrate the fifteenth day of the first Chinese lunar month at the UBC Asian Centre.
On Friday, March 8, the Japanese Language Programme held its annual Talent Night. The event was attended by nearly 200 students, instructors and friends who enjoyed a record 24 performances in Japanese including karaoke, live musical performances, videos
At the University of British Columbia, the Punjabi language occupies a central place in our South Asia program, and represents one of the largest and longest-standing Punjabi-language programs in the world, outside of South Asia. In this video, hear from students why Punjabi Studies has been integral to their experience at UBC.
On February 8th, the Chinese Language program welcomed the Year of the Pig at their 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration. Students, teachers and other curious participants gathered at the Nest to explore Chinese and Korean cultures through engaging cultural activities and entertainment.