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Emergent Futures CoLab


YCAR is pleased to partner with the Emergent Futures CoLab, a laboratory for transdisciplinary experimentation and collaborative future-making. The collective of scholars and artists work on activist, speculative and future-oriented...

YCAR Undergraduate Asia Award 2020 recipient: Athena So


YCAR is pleased to announce that Athena So is the 2020 recipient of the YCAR Undergraduate Asia Award. Athena wrote the winning paper—The Woman Question with Minister of Women’s Affairs,...

Asia Research Brief #34 | Digitizing Ration Cards: Curbing Corruption or Securing Food Security for All?


Guillaume Dandurand (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sherbrooke) examines India's attempts to reduce bureaucratic corruption within the systems used to distribute food rations to poor households across the country through the...

New Voices in Asian Research


We are pleased to introduce the two new papers in our New Voices in Asian Research paper series. Harkit Bhandal and Safa Warsi are the 2019 recipients of the Undergraduate...

Congratulations to 2020 Graduate Award Recipient Jenna Blower


YCAR News | 2020 Graduate Award Recipients YCAR offers or adjudicates nine awards to graduate students at York University on an annual basis. In 2020, 21 students received over $40,000...

YCAR receives $500,000 to support engagement in Hakka research


The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) recently received a $500,000 donation from the Honourable Dr Vivienne Poy to create an endowment to support student engagement in Hakka research and...

Irish stick-fighting, Bruce Lee’s musicality, and Chinese Lion Dances with Colin McGuire


Research Associate Colin McGuire was interviewed by Paul Bowman (Cardiff University) on Irish stick-fighting, Bruce Lee’s musicality, and Chinese Lion Dances for a Martial Arts Studies podcast. A summary of the podcast and a...

Launch of York Left Consortium: Reflections on Capitalism’s Half-Life


The Marxist Studies in a Global and Asian Perspective (MSGAP) blog—York Left Consortium: Reflections on Capitalism’s Half-Life—serves as an accessible location for written interventions of various sorts relating to COVID-19 virus...

Graduate Associate-organized virtual panel focuses on COVID-19 and Afghanistan


YCAR Graduate Associate Rohina Kabir, a graduate student in Interdisciplinary Studies, organized a virtual panel discussion focusing on the current situation of COVID-19 in Afghanistan in April. The talk is available...