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Our administrative office will be closed on December 24, 2014 and will reopen on January 5, 2015.  Wishing you all a safe and enjoyable holiday.


The Master of Arts Asia Pacific Policy Studies (MAAPPS) students are looking for presenters for their annual conference to be held on April 10-12, 2015 on the UBC campus. All graduate students are encouraged to apply using the application form online (see here). Abstracts must be received by no later than December 31st, 2014. More details here.



Asia Pacific Policy Project
This student-run blog focuses on annually rotating graduate projects

Mongolia Today
Information and analysis of contemporary Mongolia

High Peaks Pure Earth
Translations of blogs from Tibet and People's Republic of China


Asia Pacific Memo

Memo #319
Understanding Kashmir, Tackling the Kashmir Problem

Memo #318
Mongolia – From Sino-Russian Buffer to Conversion Zone 

Memo #317
Restoring Indonesia’s Direct Regional Elections: Stability in a Divided Society


Interested in current issues in Asia and across the Pacific? We invite you to look at the Asia Pacific Memo series. It's the Institute of Asian Research's communications initiative to feature accessible scholarly knowledge about contemporary Asia.

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My Father and the Republic" (Video Interview with Novelist, Dramatist, and Historian Pai Hsien-yung)

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Upcoming Events
Thursday, Jan 08, 2015
“Sei Shōnagon Gets the Last Word: Loyalty, Humour, and Chinese-style Learning in the Pillow Book”
Event - Centre for Japanese Research

Friday, Jan 09, 2015
The Religious Life of the Emperor’s Beads: A Brief History of the Buddhist Rosary
Seminar - Institute of Asian Research, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation

Friday, Jan 09, 2015
Emotional Registers of the Kagero Diary

Monday, Jan 12, 2015
Policy Making and Governance Undering Xi Jinping: Outcomes of the 4th Plenum
Event - Centre for Chinese Research, Centre for Asian Legal Studies

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015
Propaganda Performed: Kamishibai in Japan's Fifteen Year War
Event - Centre for Japanese Research, Asian Studies

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