UBC Asian Studies Stories

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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Episode 4: Why Studying Manga and Anime Matters. Faculty Spotlight with Sharalyn Orbaugh

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.

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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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Episode 1: Faculty Spotlight with Leo Shin

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.

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Meet our Students: Kyrie Vermette

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.

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Meet our Students: Ranbir Johal

This interview features Ranbir Johal, a Ph.D Student specializing in Punjabi literature with a focus on the contribution of women in the field of Punjabi theatre.

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Meet our Students: Cyrus Qiu

This interview features Cyrus Qiu, a Ph.D. student studying Japanese popular culture and modern literature

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Meet our Students: Sukhwinder Gill (MA Student)

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."

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Meet our Students: Julie Vig (Ph.D. Student)

This interview features Julie Vig who will be teaching Sikh Studies as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto this upcoming September.

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