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Stefania Burk is Awarded the Killam Teaching Prize

The Department of Asian Studies is pleased to announce that Professor Stefania Burk is one of this year’s winners of the Killam Teaching Prize. Every year, a select number of UBC undergraduate and graduate instructors are honored for their teaching excellence with the prestigious award. Nominated by their colleagues, students, and alumni, the candidates are […]

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Professor Jerry Schmidt is awarded $92,585 SSHRC grant

Congratulations to Professor Jerry Schmidt on his recent $92,585 SSHRC grant for his project entitled  “Classic poets of Shanghai (1700-1940) and the Rise of Chinese Modernity“.

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Assistant Professor Anne Murphy receives Hampton Research Grant

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Anne Murphy on her recent $39,808 Hampton Research Grant for her project entitled “Performing the Komagata Maru: Theatre and the Work of Memory“.

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Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank (1922-2013)

Dear Colleagues, I am saddened to write that Professor Edwin G. Pulleyblank (1922-2013), passed away in Vancouver on Saturday, 13 April, 2013 at 4.36 PM.  He  was a distinguished Sinologist, linguist, and administrator.  Professor Pulleyblank joined the Department of Asian Studies in 1966 and served as the Head of the Department from 1968 to 1975. […]

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Government of Japan MEXT Research Student Scholarship: Applications Now Available

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2014 Research Student for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. The Research Student Scholarship is aimed at university graduates, born on or after April 2, 1979 (for the 2014 scholarship year) who wish to study as […]

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Professor Don Baker on CTV News discussing the North Korean situation

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Conference Volunteer Opportunity for Undergraduates! May 31 to Saturday, June 2, 2013

The UBC Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program will be hosting a conference titled The Pure Land in Buddhist Cultures from Friday, May 31 to Saturday, June 2, 2013. They are now recruiting student volunteers who are interested in assisting with the event logistics.

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UBC ASIA Club Elections Results!!

Meet your prospective 2013-2014 UBC ASIA Club Executive team.

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Christopher Rea Discusses Chinese Humor on “The Coast”, CBC Radio

Christopher Rea, Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature, made an appearance on CBC Radio’s “The Coast” on March 15th, 2013. To listen to his discussion click here. He starts just after minute 12:30

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Demand for Chinese Studies Soaring at UBC

Xinhua News Agency, Vancouver video platform video management video solutionsvideo player The University of British Columbia expects enrollment in its Chinese language program will increase by 50 percent within five years. On the 10th anniversary of the university’s Department of Asian Studies Chinese Lunar New Year celebration at the weekend, Professor Harjot Oberoi told Xinhua there were […]

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