University of British Columbia Associate Professor Bruce Rusk shares his personal experience of being in Taiwan throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in to hear more about his thoughts on the differences between Canada and Taiwan in terms of the handling of the pandemic, diversity, and facing stereotypes in these two countries. As a scholar of Chinese cultural history, we get to hear from his perspective on these topics, and find out what advice he has to offer for Canadians looking to visit Taiwan.
Bruce Rusk is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia in the Department of Asian Studies. Having previously also taught at the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University, his main areas of interest are the cultural history of china, in particular the Ming through early Qing dynasties. He returns to Vancouver and continues his research into classical Chinese literature, its practices of authentication, and digital humanities, among other intriguing topics.
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Air Date on Sep 9th