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New Asia Research Brief | Languages of Wisdom: Multi-lingual Poetry in the Guru Granth Sahib


In our latest Asia Research Brief, “Languages of Wisdom: Multi-lingual Poetry in the Guru Granth Sahib,” Amardeep Kaur (Geography) explores the vernacular pluralism of the sacred text of Sikhi. She...

Penny and John Van Esterik Establish Graduate Award for Southeast Asian Studies


The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Penny and John Van Esterik Award for Graduate Research on Southeast Asia. The Award was...

CCSEAS/CCEASE Call for Submissions/Appel à contributions


CCSEAS Newsletter - Spring 2018
Call for Submissions - Deadline: April 30th, 2018 The Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) is currently looking for submissions for its 2018 Spring/Summer Issue...

*** AGM Postponed ***


YCAR’s AGM, scheduled for next Wednesday, 25 April 2018, has been postponed until further notice. The meeting will be rescheduled post-strike to ensure we can meet this constitutional requirement. Thank...

TCDSB teachers and York professors launch Filipino curriculum


York Centre for Asian Research faculty associates and Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) teachers and staff launched the final products of the Philippine Arts and Social Sciences in the...

YCAR Is Now Accepting Funding Proposals for Events & Activities


YCAR is accepting the first round of proposals for activities from our Associates for the 2018-2019 academic year. Activities can include: 1.    Lecture Series 2.    Community Research Engagement Initiatives 3.   ...

Photos from the Salween Studies Workshop


26-27 February 2018, University of Yangon This research workshop on “Salween Thanlwin Nu Studies” (“Salween Studies”) built on the work and momentum of previous Salween Studies with the aim to...

York Indonesian-language journal only one of its kind


Professor Albert Schrauwers (Anthropology) launched Lobo: Annals of Sulawesi Research, an Indonesian-language open-access journal that features English‐language social science research translated to Indonesian and peer-reviewed Indonesian-language research. “The purpose of...

Stephen Lee talk now available on YouTube


On 30 November 2017, Taiwanese human rights lawyer Stephen Lee gave a talk at York University on "National Independence Movements & International Human Rights Law: Perspectives from Taiwan." The event...

Asia Colloquia Paper | Should the Chinese Language be Taught in Putonghua? Contested Identities in Post-1997 Hong Kong


Our latest Asia Colloquia Paper is based on a talk by Po King Choi given at the inaugural Bernard H. K. Luk Memorial Lecture on 27 April 2017. Choi’s lecture...