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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Neoliberalism as Panacea or Problem? A History of Japan and Capitalism from 1980 to 2014

On Thursday, October 30, 2014 Professor Sébastien Lechevalier will be giving a talk on an alternative analysis of the Japanese economic trajectory since the early 1980s, and argues that whereas policies inspired by neo-liberalism have been presented as a solution to the Japanese crisis, these policies have in fact been one of the causes of the problems that Japan has faced over the past 30 years. More details here.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Graduate Student Seminar

On Friday, October 24, 2014 the Centre for India and South Asian Research will be posting a seminar for grauate students to engage with eminent historians from the British, New Zealand, and Austrialian Empire. It will be held at the C. K. Choi Building in room 120 from 2:00-3:30om.  More details here.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Routes to and from the Past: Possibilities for Histories of Empire

On Friday, October 24th, 2014 Antoinetter Burton, Professor of History and Bastian Professor for Global and Transnational Studies at the University of Illinois (Chicago) and Tony Ballantyne, Professor of History at the Department of History and Art History at the University of Otago will be give a speach on the Itineraries of Empire: Commemorating the Komagata Maru. More details here

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Art History and Art Practices in India and their Discontents in Global Times

On Monday, October 27, 2014 Parul Dave Mukherji, Dean of School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi will assess the impact of globalization on art history and art writing and its relevance in Indian and disscuss how an anthropological perspective of art has paved the way for New art history in India and finally for visual studies in its wake. More details here.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Political Economy Analysis in the World Bank: A Participant Observer's Perspective

On Monday, October 27, 2014 Dr. Yasuhiko Matsuda, a Senior Public Specialist (Social Protection and Labour Unit) of South Asia region and who also works at the World Bank will be leading a seminar on the evolution of the use of operational political economy analysis in the World Bank. More details here.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

UPCOMING SEMINAR: Contesting International Society in East Asia

On Wedesday, October 29, 2014 Professor (Emeritus) Barry Buzan, London School of Economics will explore how bringing together international relations theory (English School) and East Asia specialists to investigate whether or not there is a distinctive regional international society in East Asia, and if there is, what its characteristics might be. More details here

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

INTENSIVE CHINESE IN CHINA WITH YUNNAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY

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.

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

CHONGQING, CHINA: THE ROAD TO A GLOBALIZED CHINA WITH THE SOUTHWEST UNIVERSITY OF POLITICS AND LAW

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.

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Monday, October 06, 2014

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS: BELLS, HELLS, AND VENERATING DIZANG IN CHINA

Professor Shi Zhiru (Pomona College) is part of this year's Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series. His lecture on Monday October, 20, 2014 will discuss how pre-modern Chinese Buddhists linked Dizang Bodhisattva, the afterlife deity in Chinese religion, to bell practices. More details here.  

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