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The First Annual Cantonese Fun Night (2018)

On Friday, November 2nd 2018, more than 50 students from various courses of the Cantonese Language Program shared a fun evening of music, food, and games with their instructors and teaching assistants.

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Episode 3: Lecturer of the Year, Misuzu Kazama

UBC Lecturer Misuzu Kazama shares her hopes for what students can gain through the study of Japanese and advice for those hoping to learn the language.

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Episode 2: Lecturer of the Year, Xueshun Liu

In our second episode of our UBC Asian Studies Stories series, Dr. Xueshun Liu shares his hopes for what students can gain through the study of Chinese and advice for those hoping to learn the language.

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Event Recap: Chinese Fun Night 2018

In spirit of the Mid-Autumn Festival, this event, hosted on October 1st by the Chinese Language Program, was filled with activities, prizes, and mooncakes. Thanks to all the students, faculty members and volunteers who made the event a success.

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Ben Whaley, PhD ’16, Featured by the Association for Asian Studies

Assistant Professor of Japanese at the University of Calgary, Asian Studies alum Ben Whaley talks about his research, career and engagement with AAS.

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Richard Liu, BA ’93, Receives UBC Alumni Builder Award

Richard Liu has been recognized for his long record of service fostering connections with alumni and students in Beijing and Asia, as well as his dedication to mentoring students in the Faculty of Arts.

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Dr. CedarBough T. Saeji Quoted for K-Pop’s Global Rise and Impact

Following boyband BTS' address to the United Nations General Assembly, the South China Morning Post article titled "Girls’ Generation To BTS: How K-Pop Swept The World – and the UN" explores how and why K-Pop and South Korean soft power is taking over the world.

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Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource Launch

The Centre for Japanese Research and UBC Library at the University of British Columbia are proud to announce the launch of the Meiji at 150 Digital Teaching Resource (DTR), curated and edited by Tristan Grunow and Naoko Kato.

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Video & Photos: 2018/19 Yip So Man Wat Memorial Lecture with Professor Helen F. Siu

This year’s annual Yip So Man Wat Lecture, presented by Professor Helen F. Siu from Yale University, marked one of the first big events of the year at UBC Asian Studies. On the evening of October 3rd, at the Asian Centre Auditorium, 115 attendees participated in the lecture, entitled “The Worldly Engagement of the Greater Pearl River Delta Region.”

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Alumni Spotlight – Jan Jettel

This interview features Jan Jettel, BA ’05, who majored in Economics and Political Science with a minor in Korean. He currently works in San Francisco and is Senior Vice President of National Accounts at Speakeasy Inc.

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