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Dignitaries and scholars to discuss ASEAN-Canada relations at York roundtable

24-10-2017

On 26 October, Southeast Asian dignitaries and scholars will visit York to participate in the Common Fears and Hopes: ASEAN and Canada at 50 Roundtable. As one of the featured...

Judith Nagata and Penny Van Esterik to be honoured at CCSEAS Conference

10-10-2017

York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) faculty associates and Emeriti Professors of Anthropology, Judith Nagata and Penny Van Esterik, will be honoured at the 33rd Biennial Canadian Council for Southeast Asian...

Peter Vandergeest and Laura Schoenberger's special issue of Journal of Peasant Studies

05-10-2017

Over the last ten years, activists, scholars and development agencies have been discussing large scale land grabs—a major wave of cross-border land acquisitions set off by the 2007/08 food price...

YCAR Associates launch video podcast on frontline responses in Duterte’s Philippines

27-09-2017

Political turmoil and state violence has created difficult challenges for grassroots movements in Duterte’s Philippines. York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) Graduate Associates, Kenneth Cardenas, C.J. Chanco and Chaya Ocampo...

Graduate fellows of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership join YCAR

26-09-2017

YCAR welcomes Ly Quoc Dang (Can Tho University, Vietnam) and Piti Srivongchai (Khon Kaen University, Thailand) who joined the Centre as Graduate Fellows of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA). Ly Quoc Dang is from Soc Trang...

YCAR welcomes CCKF Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Studies, Lianbin Dai

25-09-2017

Historian of late imperial China (1368 – 1911), Lianbin Dai, joined the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) earlier this month as the 2017 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCKF) Postdoctoral Fellow....

Patrick Alcedo receives "Pinoy of the Year" Award

19-09-2017

Professor Patrick Alcedo was presented the "Pinoy of the Year" award at the Golden Balangay Award Ceremony on 9 September 2017 in Toronto. Alcedo is a Professor of Dance and a Faculty Associate...

Congratulations to the 2017 YCAR Graduate Award Winners!

15-09-2017

Twelve York graduate students won the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) awards for research on Asia or Asian diasporas. Selected through a competitive application process, the YCAR graduate associates...

Interdisciplinary symposium will explore transnational Tamil identities

06-09-2017

The theme of this year’s Tamil Studies Symposium, Transnational Configurations of Tamil Identities, will create a space for interdisciplinary discussions on how transnational Tamil identities have been documented historically and...

Alicia Turner awarded Robert H. N. Ho Fellowship in Buddhist Studies

06-09-2017

Buddhism is commonly understood as a religion of peace and tolerance. However, as Alicia Turner points out, Buddhist nationalism has led to egregious violence against religious minorities, such as the...