UBC Asian Studies Stories

Zining Wang Student Alumni Interview with Mason Leung

Interested in what you can do with a degree in Asian Studies? For our new video series, our Asian Studies students interview alumni on their career path, how they became interested in Asian Studies and for any advice they would give to current students. In this episode, fourth year Student Mason Leung (BA'20) interviews alumnus Zining Wang (BA '18).

READ


Jimmy Mitchell Student Alumni Interview with Elliott Cheung

Interested in what you can do with a degree in Asian Studies? For our new video series, our Asian Studies students interview alumni on their career path, how they became interested in Asian Studies and for any advice they would give to current students. In this episode, fourth year Honours Student Elliot Cheung interviews alumnus Jimmy Mitchell (MA '95).

READ


Professor Christopher Rea teaching in the classroom

Episode 6: Faculty Spotlight with Christopher Rea

Over the last decade, Professor Christopher Rea has expanded UBC's course offerings on modern Chinese literature and cinema. Check out this video feature!

READ


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.

READ


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.

READ


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.

READ


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.

READ


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.

READ


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.

READ


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.

READ