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Winter 2014 Events

Getting to Know You Lunch for graduate students at York working on or interested in Asia or Asian Diaspora
Thursday, 16 January 2014 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm | Room 830, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, Keele Campus

Relief and Reconstruction in the Philippines: The Processes and Politics of Aid
20 January 2014 | Room 519, Fifth Floor, Kaneff Tower

Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop
30-31 January 2014 | Harry Crowe Room | Atkinson Building

To Veil or not to Veil? French Muslim Women and the ‘Tactics’ of Everyday Life under laïcité (secularism) with Roshan Jehangeer, PhD Candidate, Political Science, York University, organized by SARG.
Thursday, 13 February 2013 | Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes

Event with Mahbub Alam who will speak about multiculturalism in Korea based on his experiences as a migrant foreign worker, film director and actor and cultural activist.
18 March 2014

Earlier events

An Incredible Journey with Seongmin Lee, a North Korean defector who testified before the UN Human Rights Committee and first HanVoice Pioneer.
Thursday, 12 December 2013

“Spreading Culture throughout the Empire”: Commercial Woodblock Publishing in Sibao, Fujian, in the Qing with Cynthia Brokaw (Brown University)
Thursday, 14 November 2013

Filipino Pageantry and the Limits of Canadian Multiculturalism with Robert Diaz Jr. (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Thursday, 14 November 2013

Analyzing Farmer Suicides in India with Mohana Kumar S. and Raju Das
Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Japanese Authors at York Part IVwith Mieko Kawakami & Kazushige Abe
Monday, 28 October 2013

Diaspora Film Fest
Thursday, 24 October 2013

State Mediation and the Shift in Cropping Pattern: Analysis of the Shift from Food Crops to Natural Rubber in Tripura, India
with Mohanakumar S. (Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, India)
Tuesday, 1 October 2013

India and the Peace-Building Process in Afghanistan
Friday, 18 October 2013

YCAR's Third Asia Lecture with Vinay Gidwani (University of Minnesota)
8 October 2013

Human Habitats and Ideologies of Sustainability - CANCELLED
with Anne Rademacher (New York University)
Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Impact of Nurse Migration in the Philippines
Tuesday, 24 September 2013

York Graduate Symposium on (Im)migration Research Opportunities
Monday, 23 September 2013

Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada
Book Launch and Discussion
With author The Honourable Dr. Vivienne Poy and responses from Bernard Luk (History) and Guida Man (Sociology)
Thursday 16 May 16 2013

Upcoming Event | Dalit Writing: Conversations with Sharankumar Limbale
Sharankumar Limbale, a major force in Marathi Dalit literature in India, will read from a selection of his writings. This will be followed by a wide-ranging conversation between Limbale and his translator, Alok Mukherjee. The event will provide a rich insight into the politicized aesthetics of contemporary Dalit literature, a compound of art, history and social inequity.
Monday, 6 May 2013

YCAR Annual General Meeting
Monday, 29 April 2013
(Lunch will be served prior to the meeting at noon)

(Re)Constructions: Researching and Rethinking Asia
York Centre for Asian Research International Graduate Student Conference.
26-27 April 2013 | York University

Asian Futures, Old and New
Keynote Lecture for the YCAR International Graduate Student Conference, given by Tania Murray Li (University of Toronto)
Friday, 26 April 2013

Diversity, Rights and Religion in Asia
Issues of cultural, gender and religious diversity, and the rights of minority groups, are prevalent concerns in many Asian societies, and among Asian ethnic communities around the world. In this series of seminars, the York Centre for Asian Research convenes a discussion that addresses issues from ethnic and religious minority rights in China and Burma, to religion and sexual identity in the Philippines, to cultural performance and Islamic identity in the United States. The seminar will include lecture presentations, documentary film showings, and a panel discussion.
Winter 2013 term

Urban Asia Series 2012.2013
A series of talks highlighting urban issues in China, Pakistan, India, Nepal and the Philippines. Co-presented by YCAR and the City Institute
Last Thursday of the month in the 2012.2013 academic year |Room 626, Sixth Floor, York Research Tower | Keele campus | York University

YCAR Korea Speaker Series 2012.2013
The series promotes discussion of emerging research on North and South Korea in their regional and global context.
Winter 2013 | York University

Buddhist Revival under State Watch
A Diversity, Rights and Religion in Asia talk by André Laliberté (School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa)
Friday, 5 April 2012 | 2:30 to 4:30pm | Room 857, Eighth Floor, York Research Tower

Critical Approaches to South Asian Studies Workshop
Friday, 5 April 2013 | Founders College

Disasters, Climate Risk, and Exclusionary Modernity in Manila
An Urban Asia Lecture series talk with Kenneth Cardenas, Department of Geography, York University
Thursday, 28 March 2013 | 12 to 2pm | Room 626, Sixth Floor, York Research Tower  

The New Burma? Religion, Democracy and the Rohingya
A Diversity, Rights and Religion in Asia panel discussion with Anwar S. Arkani (Founder and President, Rohingya Association of Canada), Kabita Chakraborty (York University) and Antoine Nouvet (University of Toronto)
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 | 4 to 6pm | Room 280A, Second Floor,. York Lanes | York University

How to be a Good Socialist in North Korea (1953-1965)
YCAR Korea Speaker Series talk with Andre Schmid, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Monday, 25 March 2013 | 3 to 4:30pm | Room 305, Third Floor, York Lanes | York University

Dance and the Making of ‘Muslim Space’
Screening of ‘Pushpanjali: a sensory invocation’, a documentary by Zulfikar Hirji, Department of Anthropology, York University. This event is a part of the Diversity, Rights and Religion in Asia series.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 | 12:30 to 2:30pm | Room 626, Sixth Floor, York Research Tower

Ati-atihan Lives
Screening of the documentary by R. Patrick Alcedo (Dance). This event is part of the Diversity, Rights and Religion in Asia series.
Sunday 17 March 2013 from 2 to 4pm | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 from 4 to 6pm | Both screenings in McLean Studio, Studio F | Accolade East Bulding | York University

Theory and Practice of Social Policy Application and Innovations from South Asia
With Zahir Sadeque, development practitioner and YCAR Research Associate.
Thursday, 14 March 2013 | 2:30 to 4:30pm | Room 303, Third Floor, Founders College | York University

Refuge, Relief, and Resettlement in the Temporary Capital Pusan, 1950-1953
YCAR Korea Speaker Series talk with Janice C.H. Kim (History, York University)
Thursday, 7 February 2013
| 3 to 4:30pm | 280A York Lanes | Keele campus

Precarious Work and Persistent Poverty in a Resettlement Site: A Study of Kannagi Nagar, Chennai
An Urban Asia Lecture series talk with Karen Coelho, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Tamil Nadu, India
Thursday, 31 January 2013 | Noon to 2pm | 626 York Research Tower

Book Launch | Between Empires: Sheikh-Sir Mbarak al-Hinawy 1896-1959
Launch of the new book by Zulfikar Hirji (Anthropology)
Wednesday, 30 January 2013 | 4 to 5:30pm | 519 York Research Tower

Minority Rights in China: Policy, Debate and Learning from the Outside World
With ShaoQing Zhou, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Visiting Scholar, York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)
Thursday, 24 January 2012 | 2:30 to 4:30pm | 857 York Research Tower | York University

Socialities of Indignation: Denouncing Party Politics in Karachi, Pakistan
Urban Asia Lecture Series talk with Tania Ahmad (Anthropology, York University)
Thursday, 29 November 2012 | Noon to 2pm | 626 York Research Tower

Reflections on Race for Empire: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans during WWII
With Takashi Fujitani (Dr. David Chu Professor and Director in Asia Pacific Studies, University of Toronto)
YCAR Korea Speaker Series
Monday, 26 November 2012 | 3 to 5pm | 280A York Lanes

Contested Indigenousness in the Urban Art Images in Hong Kong
With Minna Valjakka (Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Helsinki and Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto)
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 | 12:30 to 2:30pm | 857 York Research Tower

The Intermediary Trap: International Labour Recruitment, Transnational Governance and State-Citizen Relations in China  
2012 Asia Lecture with Xiang Biao (Social Anthropology, University of Oxford). Celebrating 10 years of YCAR!
Monday, 5 November 2012 | 2:3pm reception, 3pm Lecture | 519 York Research Tower

Novelist, Poet, Translator: Three Japanese Writers at York
With Hiromi Kawakami, Hiromi Ito and Motoyuki Shibata.
Monday, 29 October 2012 | 12 to 2pm | 519 York Research Tower

Both Spectacular and Mundane: The Greening of Urban China, 1990-2010
Urban Asia Lecture Series talk with Alana Boland (Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Program of Planning, University of Toronto)
Thursday, 25 October 2012 | 12 to 2pm | 626 York Research Tower

Global Events and Local Narratives: 9/11 and the Folk Artists of Bengal
With Roma Chatterji, 2012 Indian Council of Cultural Relations Visiting Chair
Monday, 22 October 2012 | 5 to 7pm | Senior Common Room (305), Founder College | York University

Human Rights in the Philippines: A Continuing Struggle
Marking the 40th anniversary of martial law, this panel features Filipino-Canadian community leaders who will tell their own stories of political imprisonment, and human rights activists who continue to advocate against abuses in the Philippines.The images from the From Martial Law to Today: Human Rights in the Philippines photo exhibition are available here. A video of the panel discussion is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0q59GzMYlo.
Tuesday. 16 October 2012 | 6 to 8pm | 280N York Lanes | York University

The Political Empowerment of the Poor in Bangladesh: Donors, NGOs and 'the Road Not Taken' with Naila Kabeer (SOAS)
Friday, 5 October 2012 | 11:30 am to 1:30pm | 305 Founders College | York University

Outwards and Upward Mobilities: Families from South Korea in a Transnational Era workshop
27-28 September 2012 | York University (By Invitation)

The Canadian ODA in the Period of the Trudeau Government with Jiantao He
Thursday, 20 September 2012 | 2:30 to 4:30pm | 305 Founders College | York University  

YCAR Welcome Back Luncheon
Tuesday, 11 September | 1 to 2pm | 830 York Research Tower | York University

Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (GDAS) Information Session
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 | 12:30 to 1pm | 857 York Research Tower | York University

An Afternoon with Mahesh Dattani - Indian Playwright, Director and Filmmaker
A reading from two plays, Dance Like A Man and Seven Steps Around The Fire, followed by a discussion of gender hierarchies and sexualities in these works. One of India’s best known playwrights,Mahesh Dattani has long focused on dissident gender practices and sexualities. His work casts a critical eye on the effects of wider social norms on intimate human relationships in contemporary India.
Friday, 15 June 2012 | 1 to 3pm | 280A York Lanes | York University

Constellations, Confrontations, and Aspirations: Reflections on Diaspora and Transnationalism Through the Lens of Youth Formations (By Inivitation)
22-23 May 2012 | York University

Crossing Boundaries: Challenges of Combining the Roles of Activist, Scholar, Filmmaker and Journalist
With Peter Kwong (Professor, Asian American Studies and Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College)
Friday, 11 May 2012 | 3:15pm to 5pm | Harry Crowe Room (109 Atkinson) | York University

YCAR Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 | 1 to 3pm | 280N York Lanes


A list of 2011.2012 YCAR Events can be found here.
Find a complete listing of YCAR events since 2007 in the YCAR Events Archive.

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