East Asian Research at York | Events
2012.2013 Research Dissemination Activities
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 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 | 626 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.
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
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
The writers are also speaking at two related events in the GTA: http://jftor.org/whatson/20121026_writersinconversation.php for more information.
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
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
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) as part of the YCAR Korea Speaker Series
Monday, 26 November 2012 | 3 to 5pm | 280A York Lanes
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)
Professor Zhou 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 2012 | 2:30 to 4:30pm | 857 York Research Tower | York University
Refuge, Relief, and Resettlement in the Temporary Capital Pusan, 1950-1953
YCAR Korea Speaker Series with Janice Kim (History, York University)
Thursday, 7 February 2013 | 3 to 4:30pm | 280A York Lanes | Keele campus
How to be a Good Socialist in North Korea (1953-65)?
YCAR Korea Speaker Series talk with Andre Schmid, East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
Monday, 25 March 2013 | 3 to 4:30pm | 305 York Lanes
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 | 857 York Research Tower
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 | Glendon College campus, York University
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 | 2 to 5pm | Schulich Private Dining Room | Seymour Schulich Building, York University
2011.2012 Research Dissemination ActivitiesYCAR hosted or supported several events in 2011.2012 on East Asia. These are listed below. Please visit the Event Archive for more information on earlier events.
> 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
> Oriental Modernity Workshop: Translating and Writing Modern Design Histories in East Asia for the Global World
International workshop organized by Wendy S. Wong with the support of YCAR and the Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) and Chelsea Camberwell Wimbledon Graduate School, University of the Arts London
Monday, 19 March 2012 | York University | By Invitation
> International Symposium on Modern China Studies, High Qing through Contemporary China
Pre-conference workshop assocuiated with the conference organized by Joshua A. Fogel on 15 March 2012. By Invitation.
15 March 2012
> The Making of Canada-Asia Relations: The Roles of “Other Diplomacies"
Pre-conference workshop associated with the 2012 Association of Asian Studies Conference in Toronto organized by Mary Young and Susan Henders (By Invitation).
15 March 2012
> Contested Water Issues in the Mekong
Professor Xing Lu (Visiting Scholar, York Centre for Asian Research) will speak on the institutional aspects of water issues in the Mekong, and his own involvement in those institutions. He will also outline the research project he is working on during his time at York. Nga Dao (PhD Candidate, Geography) will comment on water management conflicts in Southeast Asia based on her work with Vietnamese organizations.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 | 2pm | 857 York Research Tower | York University
>Taiwan's Super Saturday: Perspectives on the 2012 Polls from Canadian Election Observers
How is Taiwan's democracy affected by the island's authoritarian past and its relations with China and the United States? Panelists will weigh in on these critical questions in light of Taiwan's recent presidential and legislative elections. Panelists Michael Stainton (President, Taiwan Human Rights Association of Canada) and Susan Henders (Associate Professor, Political Science) will also discuss their participation in an election observation mission organized by the International Committee for Fair Elections in Taiwan. Discussant B. Michael Frolic (Professor Emeritus, Political Science) will speak on the election in light of Taiwan-China relations and democratization in other contexts.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 | 3:30 to 5:30pm | 857 York Research Tower | York University
> Gender Imbalances and Social Development in China: Consequences and Policies
Li Shuzhuo will describe recent trends and pattern in gender imbalance in China and reviews the current knowledge and debates about causes of gender imbalance and its social consequences. Li is professor and director of the Institute for Population and Development Studies at Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi'an. This event is co-sponsored by YCAR.
Thursday, 26 January 2012 | 2:30 to 4pm | 305 Founders College | York University
> What Factors Influence the Direction of Global Brain Circulation: The Case of Chinese Holders of Canada Research Chairs
Qiang Zha (York University) and Ruth Hayhoe (OISE)
As a result of globalization, academics have become more mobile and are tempted to move to institutions that have the most favorable research funding and work environment. The university is now viewed as a global magnet for academic talent, and a key institution that enhances competitiveness by connecting cities and nations to global flows of knowledge and talent. Then, what factors may influence and explain the direction of global brain flows?
This research intends to shed light on the relative strengths of the various factors that prompted a group of Canada Research Chair (CRC) holders originating from China to choose to work in Canadian universities, which is also happening against the backdrop of a gradual shift of the global centre of economic gravity towards Asia.
Wednesday, 9 November | 12:30pm | 626 YRT | York University
> Launch of Sino-Canadian Relations in the 21st Century (Huhua Cao and Vivienne Poy, eds., University of Ottawa Press, 2011)
Co-hosted by YCAR and the Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library at the University of Toronto
18 October 2011 | University of Toronto
> Worker’s’ Trauma through Failed Solidarity: Lessons from a Korean Car Industry
Su-Dol Kang (Koryo University)
5 October 2011 | 2:30-4:30pm | 280A York Lanes | York University
>A Brief History of Taiwanese Film: Three Waves
Film Critic Alice Shih will speak on Taiwanese film as a part of the Taiwanese Film Festival at York University. Ms. Shih is the film critic and program host for Fairchild Radio, Canada’s leading Chinese language radio and television group. She is a board member of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. She has written widely on Asian filmography.
Friday, 7 October 2011 | 2 to 3pm | Room 313, York Student Centre | Keele Campus, York University
>Taiwanese Film Festival
The Festival includes the screening of four Taiwanese films, and a reception and keynote address by film critic Alice Shih.
3-7 October 2011 | Nat Taylor Cinema | N102 Ross Building | York University
> Fear of Extinction: Environmental Protection as Political Metaphor among China's Ethnic Minorities
Nimrod Baranovitch (East Asian Studies, Haifa University, Israel)
21 September 2011 | 1 to 3pm | 626 YRT | York University
> Japanese Literature Today
Readings (in Japanese and English translation) and commentary by four of Japan’s leading literary figures including; haiku poet Minoru Ozawa; novelists Hiromi Kawakami and Hideo Furukawa, and translator/essayist Motoyuki Shibata. For other events celebrating the launch of the journal Monkey Business, click here.
Monday, 12 September 2011 | 12:30 to 2:30pm | Harry Crowe Room | 109 Atkinson | York University