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Illustrated Cultural Narratives: How creative diversity led to my discovery of the Graphic Novel

The term ‘graphic novel’ is often used to describe a wide variety of forms, including: illustrated memoir, history, and lyric prose, as well as fiction of all types. Beyond its origins in comic book culture, illustrated narrative has hit its stride as a form of literature unto itself, and in a publishing world still adapting … Continue reading

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Before ‘Zainichi’: Korean Communities and Literature in Wartime and Postwar Japan

UBC’s Centre for Japanese Research Lunchtime Lecture Series (LLS) presents a lineup of stimulating talks from scholars and graduate students (with a handful from UBC Asian Studies) on a wide variety of Japan-related research topics. Please bring your lunch and join us for any or all of this spring’s lectures. Talk: Before ‘Zainichi’: Korean Communities and … Continue reading

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UBC Japanese Language Programme Nihongo-ka Bunkasai

Please join us for the first ever Japanese Language Programme Open House (Nihongo-ka Bunkasai) on Saturday, March 22! Explore various aspects of Japanese culture and be inspired to study the Japanese language. The event will be a wonderful celebration of our students’ work at all levels (100 to 400-levels) through brilliant showcases, presentations and performances. … Continue reading

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Datong: The Great Society at Vancity Theatre on March 19

Named 2011 Movie-of-the-Year by China’s progressive Southern Metropolitan Daily for “returning fuller memories and humanity to Chinese history,” Datong: The Great Society focuses on modern China’s first major utopian philosopher and constitutional reformer, Kang Youwei (Liu Kai Chi). After the Qing government’s bloody crackdown on the political reform he initiated in 1889, Kang and his daughter Tung … Continue reading