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2015 Lunar New Year Festival

On Tuesday, February 24, 2015 come celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Institute of Asian Research at the C.K. Choi Building. Welcome the year of the sheep with music, food and entertainment! More details here.

Lunar New Year Photo Contest

Capture the Lunar New Year Through the Lens of Your Camera! Submit photos for our inaugural Lunar New Year Photo Contest. Find images that best answer the question: What does the Lunar New Year look like to you? Deadline: February 17, 2015 at 5pm. Full contest details here.

Multipolarity and Globalization: Incompatible Pairing?

Join us on Friday, January 30, 2015 with Mr. Marko Papic for a talk on "Multipolarity and Globalization: Incompatible Pairing?" More details here.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS- Buddhism and Wellbeing Conference

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society, University of British Columbia, will host the fifth annual Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Conference at UBC’s Point Grey campus on May 28 - 30, 2015. Abstracts must be received by no later than February 1, 2015. More details here.

New Graduate Program: Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

The Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program prepares future policy leaders with an informed perspective, critical and creative thinking skills, and professional networks. Graduates will have a deeper understanding of policy-making processes, the interconnectedness of global networks, and a cross-sectoral understanding that will foster a healthier, more sustainable future.





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 #324
Fighting for Myanmar's Child Soldiers

Memo #323
Pakistani Taliban: The Fault in their Narrative

Memo #322
Will the Asean Economic Community (AEC) Transform Southeast ASian Economies in 2015?

Memo #321
Integrating Sexual  Minorities in South Korea

Memo #320
In Myanmanr, Let's Make a Deal 


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
Monday, Feb 02, 2015
Xi Jinping's 'New Normal' in China: Assessing the 4th Plenum of the CCP
Discussion - Centre for Chinese Research, Faculty of Law

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015
What Did Panasonic Learn in China? Japanese Electronics Firms and the Greater China Market
Event - Centre for Japanese Research, Department of Asian Studies

Thursday, Feb 05, 2015
Oil price drops to $50: What is the Impact on Asian Economies?
Event - MAAPPS Student Association, Institute of Asian Research

Friday, Feb 06, 2015
Centre for Japanese Research Open House
Event - Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015
True to Buddha and Country: Understanding Shin Buddhist Boy Scouts in Prewar Japan

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
Bridge of Friendship: Mori’s Design of Nitobe Memorial Gardens

Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015
2015 Lunar New Year Festival
Other - Institute of Asian Research

Friday, Feb 27, 2015
Press Start: Culture, Industry, and Innovation in Japanese Gaming

Monday, Mar 02, 2015
Conference on Future of National Security / National Defense of Japan
Conference - Centre for Japanese Research

Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015
Mushin in Yamazato Augusto’s The Seven Migrant Laborers

Thursday, Mar 19, 2015
Consuming Civility: Writings on Tea Culture for Women, 1720-1920
Event - CJR, Asian Studies, SABI Tea Arts

Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

The MPPGA program prepares future policy leaders with an informed perspective, critical and creative thinking skills, and professional networks. Learn more about the program.

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