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New Publication by Yves Tiberghien

On Monday, April 13, 2015, Yves Tiberghien was in Beijing for the launch of his new book in Chinese (亚洲与世界的未来), published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The book is an expanded and updated version of his 2012 publication with Sciences Po Press in France (l’Asie et le Futur du Monde).

Yves Tiberghien book was also featured in the following online newspapers (in Chinese):


Work Learn Summer posting at IAR

For qualified and eligible UBC students, please check out a Work Learn summer posting at here.  Applications and recruitment will be processed on a rolling basis and search may be closed at any time.  For those interested in the opportunity of working with administrative staff and faculty of the Institute during the summer, kindly send in your applications as early as possible. 

New Publication by Sara Shneiderman

Sara Shneiderman's new book Rituals of Ethnicity Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India was recently published by University of Pennsylvania Press. Sara's new book is an ethnography focusing on the cross-border circulation of Thangmi people and their ideas about ethnic, national, religious and political identity.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. Learn more about the program.





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 #332
Avoiding the Resource Curse in Mongolia

Memo #331
Regional Vitalization: Japan at the Crossroads

Memo #330
A New Look at Chinese Liberalism Among Elite Students

Memo #329
Going off the Rails?

Memo #328
The Future of the Renminbi and the Next Steps for Canada

Memo #327
The AAP's "Clean Sweep" in Delhi Assemby Elections

Memo #326
Nepal's Citizenship Challenges: Gender and Sovereignty in the Himalayas


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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, May 29, 2015
In Conversation: Frances Wood and Tim Brook
Discussion - Centre for Chinese Research, the Institute of Asian Research

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