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Ann Kim awarded grant to study North Korean refugees in Canada


For a little more than a decade (2003 to 2015), there was a small bump in the numbers of North Koreans in Canada, many of them seeking asylum. But the...

Graduate research awards application deadline is 12 Feb 2018


The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) is accepting applications for graduate awards for students conducting research related to Asia or Asian diasporas. The Centre offers eight awards to support...

Lily Cho launches website about Chinese head tax certificates and surveillance


Professor Lily Cho (English) launched in December 2017, a website presenting analyses of a digitized collection of Chinese Canadian head tax certificates known as Chinese Immigration 9 (CI 9)....

Asia Research Brief | International Education: An Untapped Archive of Canadian Nation Formation


In our latest Asia Research Brief, “International Education: An Untapped Archive of Canadian Nation Formation,” Soma Chatterjee (Social Work) highlights key directions in her ongoing research on the politics of...

Baohua Wang joins YCAR as visiting scholar


Baohua Wang (Communication University of China, Beijing), joined YCAR as visiting scholar in October 2017. He is currently working with Qiang Zha (Faculty of Education) focusing on media literacy and crisis...

Winner of 2017 YCAR Undergraduate Essay Award announced


Wardah Behzad (Politics) was named the winner of the 2017 York Centre for Asian Research Undergraduate Essay Award. Shobna Nijhawan (DLLL) nominated Behzad’s essay, “A Spell to Empower Women: Religion,...

Patrick Alcedo's film wins awards at Reel Asian Film Festival


Patrick Alcedo (Dance) was awarded the National Bank Best First Feature Film Award and the Centennial Best Canadian Film Award at the 2017 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival award ceremony....

YCAR to host Inaugural Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture at York


Professor Vivek Kumar (Jawaharlal Nehru University) will deliver the Inaugural Dr. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture at York on 15 November 2017. The event at York is part of a series of...

Ruth Pison joins YCAR as Research Collaboration Fellow


Ruth Pison, Professor of English and Comparative Literature (University of the Philippines, Diliman) joined YCAR as a Research Collaboration Fellow this October.  Dr. Pison's research on Philippine dance is informed by...