Department of Asian Studies 60th Anniversary Campaign
The Department of Asian Studies needs your help to raise $60,000 to support students and programming in celebration of the 60th anniversary.
The Department of Asian Studies at UBC was founded in 1961. Over the last sixty years it has become the leading department of Asian Studies in Canada and is widely recognized as one of the best in both North America and the world. To commemorate this exciting milestone, the Department is embarking on a $60,000 fundraising campaign. This anniversary campaign will raise funds for the Asian Studies Annual Fund, which will be used to ensure the Department’s future growth and development, providing support to graduate students, faculty research, and academic, student-centered, and public-facing programming.
Impact of Your Support
Help Us Celebrate 60 Years
Please make a donation to the Asian Studies Annual Fund to help us celebrate our 60th anniversary. Your gift will provide scholarships to attract the very best graduate students, funding for faculty research projects, support for conferences, seminars, and speaker series, and community initiatives. Our 60th anniversary is your opportunity to have a lasting impact on generations of students and participate in the future growth and success of this “jewel in the crown” of the Faculty of Arts.
About UBC’s Department of Asian Studies
The Department of Asian Studies has over 60 regular faculty, and upwards of 68 graduate students. We offer two undergraduate programs, Asian Area Studies and Asian Language and Culture; and two graduate degree programs, a Master of Arts (MA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
We teach nine Asian languages to thousands of students every year – catering to all levels, perfect for heritage and non-heritage learners. We also offer courses in literature, media, history, religion and philosophy, as well as many other topics. In addition to our foundational areas of study—China, Japan, Korea, and South Asia—we now also include Persianate/Iranian Studies, Himalayan Studies, and soon Arabic and West Asia. Some exciting new areas of focus include cinema, manga and anime, Hong Kong Studies, and Indigenous Asian Studies.
Our faculty are well versed in many Asian Studies areas including Asian thought, religion, history, literature, culture and much more. Their commitment to research has been recognized internationally and they dedicate themselves constantly to teaching and mentoring our students. You can find the list of the most recent faculty publications and research here: https://asia.ubc.ca/publications/.