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The Department of Asian Studies at UBC is offering a 12-week intensive Chinese language program taught in China. Students are going to earn a total of 12 credits. Application deadline is January 15, 2015, 3:00pm. An information session is held on October 27, 2014, Buchanan B 319, 1pm - 2pm. More details here.


A special innovative course is offered by UBC’s Department of Political Science Professor Yves Tiberghien (Director of the Institute of Asian Research), in partnership with the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China. Application deadline is January, 15, 2015, 12:00pm. Information Sessions are held on November 4, 2014, and November 5, 2014. More details here.



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 #313
Canada-China FIPA: Just the Facts, Please
Memo #312
After the Massacre of 2011: Challenges to Peace and Security along the Mekong River
Memo #311
The Perilous Start and Uncertian Future of the Jokowi Era in Indoenesia
Memo #310
The Year in Maylaysian Politics: Democracy's Crooked Trajectory 
Memo #309
The Lost Generation: "Barefoot Doctors" in Post-Reform China


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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
Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Graduate Student Seminar
Seminar - The Centre for India and South Asia Research

Friday, Oct 24, 2014
“Routes to and From the Past: Possibilities for Histories of Empire”
Event - The Centre for India and South Asia Research, St. John’s College, and the Asian Canadian and Asian Migrations Program

Monday, Oct 27, 2014
Art History and Art Practices In India and their Discontents in Global Times
Event - The Centre for India and South Asia Research and Art History and Visual Art Department

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
Contesting International Society in East Asia
Event - The IR Colloquium, UBC Department of Political Science and the Institute of Asian Research

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Abenomics Two Years In: Successes, Failures, and Transformations
Event - Institute for Asian Research, Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS, CNRS, Oxford University, Waseda University, Stanford University

Monday, Nov 03, 2014
The Illustrated Biography of the Priest Ippen
Event - Institute for Asian Research, the Centre for Japanese Research, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, Department of Asian Studies, the Department of Asian Studies, Consulate General of France and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies through the French Scholar Series

Friday, Nov 14, 2014
Memories of Karafuto in Hokkaido Philip Seaton, Hokkaido University
Event - Centre for Japanese Research

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