Posts Tagged ‘asia’

Global companies beware: Rude customer treatment depends on culture

Mar. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study reveals that North American service workers are more likely to sabotage rude customers, while Chinese react by disengaging from customer service altogether.

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UBC experts comment on North Korea’s rocket launch

Dec. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

UBC experts on North Korea are available to comment on its launch of a rocket into space.

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UBC experts comment on China’s leadership changes

Nov. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

On Nov. 8 – just days after the U.S. election – China will hold its 18th National Party Congress, a week of high-level meetings that will culminate with new leadership for the superpower. UBC Asia scholars are available to preview the event and discuss its outcomes.

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A new Asian language app by (left-right) faculty members Ross King, Duanduan Li and Rebecca Chau combines resources for Mandarin, Japanese and Korean. Martin Dee Photograph

Want to learn Chinese characters? UBC has an app for that

May. 10, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The UBC Asian Studies App is the first university Asian language mobile application and boasts 10,000 digitally animated Chinese characters.

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One year later: UBC remembers Japan’s earthquake, explores lessons learned

Mar. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Hot Topics, Media Release, News Feed, News Tip, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC experts and community members are available to comment on the March 11 anniversary of Japan’s “triple disaster” – the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown.

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Leading chronicler of China and Taiwan makes first Vancouver public appearance at UBC

Oct. 16, 2009 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags: , ,

A leading chronicler of China and Taiwan will make her first public appearances in Vancouver this weekend at UBC.

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