Posts Tagged ‘china’

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 English Prof. Mary Chapman found pioneering Chinese-American author Edith Eaton’s lost works -- one of the largest literary discoveries in 20 years. Martin Dee Photograph

Meet Mary Chapman, literary sleuth

Feb. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC prof. uncovers lost works by Asian-American author, Edith Eaton

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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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Prof. Yves Tiberghien of UBC's Institute of Asian Research

Changes at the top: China shakes up leaders

Oct. 4, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , ,

Yves Tiberghien discusses the likely challenges facing an October leadership transition.

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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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UBC experts available to speak about North Korean leader Kim Jong-il

Dec. 19, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

With the news of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s death, UBC experts are available to comment on the implications for North Korea, regional security issues and international relations.

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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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