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  • Ancient Dragon Painting

    Ancient Dragon Painting
    Location: The Ceiling of Kennin-ji Temple, Kyoto Japan

  • Chinese man fishing with cormorants

    Chinese man fishing with cormorants
    A Chinese man fishing with a trained flock of cormorants. Illustration from "Royal Geographical Readers no. 5" of Asia, Africa, America and Oceania, publ. T Nelson & Sons, London in 1883.

  • Statue of Confucius

    Statue of Confucius
    Statue of Confucius at Confucian Temple in Shanghai, China

  • Shanghai, China - May, 1 2011:

    Shanghai, China - May, 1 2011:
    A foreign tourist standing in the middle of a crowd of Chinese tourists in Nanjing Street during the Chinese May 1st holiday, Shanghai, China.

Welcome to the Asia-Canada Program

This is my desire: to become a bridge across the Pacific sea. 
 -Dr. Nitobe Inazo

We are currently recommending that students do not declare a minor or an extended minor

in the Asia-Canada Program as we cannot guarantee all courses to fulfill the requirements. 

 If you have completed the majority of classes required for the Minor/Extended Minor and still

 want to declare this designation, then, please contact  the Manager, Alice Hartley (ahartley@sfu.ca)

immediately to review your transcript and advise if it is still possible.



The Asia-Canada Program, affiliated with the Department of Humanities, offers students the opportunity to investigate the connections between Asia and contemporary Canadian society. An important part of the program is the study of one or more Asian languages and cultures. The goal of the program courses is to strengthen understanding of the rich and complex relations between Asia and Canada, including the Asian dimension of life in Canada, past and present. Read more...



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