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Event Recap: The 2019 BC Korean Speech Contest

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.

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Event Recap: The 2019 Harjit Kaur Sidhu Memorial Program

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.

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Episode 5: Faculty Spotlight with Dr. Alison Bailey

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.

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2019 Chinese Poetry Night

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.

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Event Recap: Japanese Language Programme Annual Talent Night 2019

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

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Video: Why is Punjabi Studies important at UBC?

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.

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Event Recap: 2019 UBC Lunar New Year Celebration—Year of the Pig

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.

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Leo Shin Quoted in Article on the Emergence of Hong Kong Studies

With growing Chinese state control over Hong Kong universities, Dr. Leo Shin and UBC HKSI are at the forefront of a growing movement to keep Hong Kong studies alive.

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Event Recap: A Conversation on Pop Culture with Artist Anita Lee

On February 7th 2019, CNTO 451 was visited by Fairchild radio host Miss Anita Yuen Wah Lee 李婉華. Miss Lee shared her many years of precious experience working in the entertainment industry in Hong Kong, China, and Canada.

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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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