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.
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.
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.
At the helm of the Hong Kong Studies Initiative, Shin has been engaging the broader community on and off campus while also encouraging the telling of the story of Hong Kong from both local and global perspectives.
This interview features Kyrie Vermette, a PhD student studying Korean history researching the interactions between Korean women and foreign women living in Korea during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
MA Student - Punjabi Studies
"It is important to explore this topic because they lays close to the hearts of the Sikhs and because the Varran have been called the key to the treasure chest (The main scripture of the Sikhs, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji). If this title holds true, then the Varran serve a far greater purpose than simply being poetry."