The Department of Asian Studies offers programs of study that lead to degrees in the Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and a Ph.D. Our programs offer students the opportunity to learn about the impact of Asian cultures and develop their linguistic competencies in up to nine Asian languages.
On behalf of the Faculty of Arts, it is a pleasure to bring news that the Ahmadian family and friends have provided funding to support the Department of Asian Studies annual Lectures in Iranian and Persianate Studies. This generous gift will see these important academic and community engagement events fully supported through to the end of the 2025/2026 academic year.
University of Chicago Press recently published Professor Laurie Patton’s book, Who Owns Religion? Scholars And Their Publics in the Late Twentieth Centuries, which includes references to writings by Asian Studies Professor Harjot Oberoi (South Asian Social and Religious History).
This week’s In Media Res (August 31-September 4) features pieces from UBC graduate students Rosaley Gai, Lilian Higashikata, Ai Yamamoto, Jaylene Laturnas, Oğuzhan Kaya, and Alisa Guo. Designed as a public-facing platform to introduce and discuss contemporary new media texts, In Media Res is a multi-modal form of online scholarship with a wide readership and online presence.