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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 screenings, and a panel discussion.

Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information: ycar@yorku.ca.

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Minority Rights in China: Policy Debates and Learning from the Outside World
A talk by ShaoQing Zhou, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Visiting Scholar, York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR)
Dr Zhou will offer a general picture of minority policy in China and discuss in detail the current debate on China’s ethnic policy.  He will also consider what might be learned from Canadian and American models of multiculturalism in dealing with ethnic minority issues in China.
Thursday, 24 January 2013 | 2:30 to 4pm | 857 York Research Tower
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Ati-atihan Lives
Screening of the documentary by R. Patrick Alcedo
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
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Dance and the Making of ‘Muslim Space’
Screening of ‘Pushpanjali: a sensory invocation’, a documentary by Zulfikar Hirji
Thursday, 21 March 2013 | 12:30 to 2:30pm | Room 626, Sixth Floor, York Research Tower

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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
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The Question of Religious Policy between Chinese Buddhists and Tibetan Buddhists
A talk by André Laliberté (School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa).  
Friday, 5 April 2012 | 2:30pm to 4:30pm | 857 York Research Tower


For more information, contact us at ycar@yorku.ca.


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