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Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard’s Publishes Encyclopedia Entry on “Transgendered Subjectivities in contemporary Iran”

Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard's encyclopedia entry titled has recently been published in The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History.

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Video + Photos: 2019 Asian Studies Careers Night

We hope you enjoyed this year's annual Asian Studies Careers Night. Thank you to our students, staff, faculty, and alumni who made this event possible.

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Video: 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration

On February 8th, the Department of Asian Studies and the Chinese Language program welcomed the Year of the Pig at their 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration. Replay the highlights from our Lunar New Year.

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Event Recap: The 1st Korean Movie Night

The 1st Korean Movie Night featuring 신과 함께 (Along with the Gods: the Two Worlds, 2017) was held successfully on Friday January 18. We thank everyone who came!

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Dr. Edward Slingerland Publishes New Book “Mind and Body in Early China” Through Oxford University Press

In the book, Slingerland argues that Orientalist accounts of China as a radical, holistic other are fatally flawed.Through digital humanities methods demonstrating that the early Chinese saw the mind and body as separate, he advocates for a view of human cognition and culture that integrates the sciences and the humanities

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Dr. Douglas Ober Publishes Article to Cambridge University Press

Ober's article, titled "From Buddha Bones to Bo Trees: Nehruvian India, Buddhism, and the poetics of power, 1947–1956" details the strategies and ideologies that India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his cabinet employed vis-à-vis Buddhism from the mid-1940s to late 1950s.

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Dear Sophie, How do I Apply to a Majors in Asian Studies?

This month’s advice is especially for our Asian Studies majors and minors, though this information will be valuable for anyone taking our courses.

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Episode 4: Why Studying Manga and Anime Matters. Faculty Spotlight with Sharalyn Orbaugh

Dr. Sharalyn Orbaugh teaches Japanese manga and anime to hundreds of students every year at UBC.  An expert in Modern Japanese Literature, she has spent her career researching how stories have been fundamental to the way we understand our lives and create our identities.

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Dr. Tom Hunter Publishes Article on love and beauty in the talk of Krishna and Rukmini

Dr. Tom Hunter recently published an article comparing the beauties of nature and love as found in the Old Javanese court epic Krishnayana in InSitu magazine, an online journal devoted to the work of contemporary musicians of Bali.

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Dr. Joshua Mostow gives Keynote Lecture on Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art

On December 7th, Dr. Joshua Mostow gave a keynote lecture for a symposium in conjunction with the Poetic Imagination in Japanese Art exhibition at the Portland Art Museum.

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