UBC Asian Studies Stories

Meet our Students: Kiran Sunar

Ph.D. Student - Punjabi Cultural History/Literature
My research engages the study of gender, sexuality, and the fantastical looking at the multilingual cornucopia of literary traditions in the early modern period (15th to 17th century) and their interactions with each other.

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Meet our Students: Peder Gedda

Ph.D. Student - Sikh History
My research is focused on translating, contextualising and analysing a series of Sikh etiquette manuals (rahitname) composed in the early 18th century in North India. I hope that my research can shed some light on this genre of literature as well as its period of composition, since both deserve more scholarly attention.

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Peter Nosco

A new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. Our fifth¬†interview features Dr. Peter Nosco, Professor in Japanese History and Culture. Quick Facts Dr. Peter Nosco has been teaching at UBC since 2003 Published in (co-ed. with Simone Chambers),¬†Dissent on Core Beliefs: Religious and Secular Perspectives¬†(Cambridge Univ. […]

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Bruce Fulton

A new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. Our third interview features Dr. Bruce Fulton, Associate Professor in Korean literature and literary translation.

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Ross King

A new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. Our second interview features Dr. Ross King, Head of the Department of Asian Studies.

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Asian Studies Faculty Spotlight Interview: Don Baker

The Asian studies Faculty Spotlight is a new series where we ask our instructors about their early lives, career development and proudest accomplishments. Our first interview features Dr. Donald Baker.

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Gurinder Mann, Asian Studies MA Student

Meet our Students: Gurinder Mann

MA Student - Punjabi language and literature
There are a number of reasons why I choose UBC to pursue my studies, the primary of which was the opportunity to work with Dr. Anne Murphy, who is an outstanding Professor, and immensely knowledgeable in South Asian Studies.

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