Visual Culture in Asia and Asian Diaspora | News and Publications
> R. Patrick Alcedo received a Research Creation Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for 'Ati-atihan Festival on the Move: Dancing Culture and Performance of Identity among Filipinos from the Central Philippines to Toronto, Canada'. This project examines the Ati-atihan religious festival in the Philippines and the Filipino diaspora as a form of “strategic essentializing” deployed by Filipinos to negotiate the forces of modernity and to safeguard what they believe to be as a communal expression of their cultural heritage.
> Hong Kal received a Standard Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for Spectacles, Politics and Histories in Korea (2010). The project seeks to understand the changing mode of representations of national identity in contemporary Korea.
> Prof's documentary chosen as gala opener of Sikh film festival (23 September 2009)
> Brown University prof discusses film and Asia at upcoming YCAR conference (19 September 2008)
> Connecting Words and Images hosts Hong Kong designer (9 July 2008)
> Professor Wendy Wong rings in the New Year with celebrations of Chinese design (4 February 2008)
Selected Recent Publications
The following were the publications of YCAR Associates on visual culture in 2010.2011. Earlier publications can be found in the Publications Archive.
McGuire, Colin. “Rhythm Skills Development in Chinese Martial Arts”. The International Journal of Sport and Society 1(3): 209-218.
Sung, Doris (Forthcoming). “Reclaiming the Body: Gender Subjectivities in the Performances of He Chengyao”. In J. Lee-Kalisch, J. Noth, B. Hopfener and F. Koch (eds.) Negotiating Difference: Contemporary Chinese Art in the Global Context. Berlin: Freie Universität & Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Wong, Wendy S. (2010). “Designing Contemporary China: National Design Identity at the Crossroads”. In the 2010 Design Research Society (DRS) International Conference Proceedings. Montréal: University of Montréal.
Wong, Wendy S. (2010). “Globalizing from Japan to Hong Kong and Beyond”, 332-350. In T. Johnson-Woods (ed.) Manga: An Anthology of Global and Cultural Perspectives. New York: Continuum.