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July 23rd Edition of the Update – Extra Seats in Popular Classes and Other News…

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New Faculty Member – Christina Yi

Dr. Christina Yi, specializing in modern Japanese, will be joining our Department from August. Bio: I recently completed my Ph.D. in modern Japanese literature at Columbia University. My dissertation, entitled “Fissured Languages of Empire: Gender, Ethnicity, and Literature in Japan and Korea, 1930s–1950s,” investigates how Japanese-language literature by Korean writers both emerged out of and […]

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July 9th Edition of The Update – Dr Ross King is Back and Other News…

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New Faculty Member – Bruce Rusk

Bruce Rusk I joined the Department of Asian Studies in 2012, but spent the 2012–13 academic year on leave at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the National Humanities Center in North Carolina and will be teaching in the Department for the first time in 2013–14. My main areas of research and teaching […]

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Princess Takamado Visits Asian Studies – Photo Gallery

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Professor Anne Murphy Recently Awarded SSHRC Grant of $74,997

Congratulations to Professor Anne Murphy for her recent SSHRC Insight Development Grant in the amount of $74,997. Anne Murphy is Assistant Professor and Chair of Punjabi Language, Literature, and Sikh Studies at the University of British Columbia. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University’s Department of Religion and her Master’s degree in Asian Languages and Literature […]

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Graduation Reception Pictures Now Up

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Professor Joshua Mostow to Hold Keynote Speech for International Workshop in Jerusalem

The workshop “Passages: Continuity and Change in Edo Art Works” brings together scholars from around the world, whose work contributed to new modes of interpretation, contextualization, and understanding of Japanese arts. The keynote speaker, Joshua Mostow of the University of British Columbia, is a leading scholar of Japanese classical poetry and its visual interpretations throughout […]

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The Hanmun and Kanbun Workshops at UBC

In June 2012 and May 2013, the Department of Asian Studies hosted two reading workshops on hanmun/kanbun materials. In 2012, we were joined by Professor Kim Dongwook (Sangmyung University) and Professor Fukuda Takeshi (Musashi University and elsewhere). The hanmun workshop, convened by Professor Ross King, considered “The problem of ‘vernacular’ in Yadam: Readings from parallel […]

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Professor Barrie Morrison Memorial Service – May 2nd

Dear Colleagues: I am saddened to write that Professor Barrie Morrison passed away on North Pender Island on April 26, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on May 2, 2013 at the Community Centre on North Pender Island. It was a great honour to have Professor Morrison as a colleague, mentor […]

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