Published on February 19, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
Rethinking ‘South Asia’ in a New Imperial Age, a keynote lecture presented by Saadia Toor at the second Critical Approaches to South Asia Studies workshop, is now available online.
The video can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrlO-jf-9k4&feature=youtu.be
Dr Toor is Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She has written extensively on issues of gender/sexuality, nationalism, neoliberal globalization and the War on Terror. Her book The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan was published by Pluto Press in 2011.
Her talk was presented on 30 January 2014.
The third Critical Approaches to South Asia Studies workshop will take place on 26-27 February 2015. For more information, visit: https://casasw2015.wordpress.com/
Published on February 6, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
The New Directions in Environmental Governance project team met together in January for the first project workshop. The team includes Canadian, Australian, Chinese and Thai researchers.
The workshop was held in Waterloo at the Balsillie School of International Affairs on 16-17 January 2015 and organized by Derek Hall (Wilfrid Laurier University).
The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
For more information about the project, please click here.
Published on January 30, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
Cities are sites of intense social, economic and cultural change, and youth are at the forefront of these transformations. Youth have distinctive experiences of: economic and labour market restructuring; innovative forms of connectedness through social media; new family structures; changing forms of social belonging; cultural creativity and experimentation; and transformations in urban space. Major metropolitan centres that have seen rapid demographic change and deepening ethno-cultural diversity, provide particularly interesting and complex environments for youth development.
In the context of rapidly changing multicultural metropolises, this workshop will examine and compare Canadian and Chinese experiences with, and conceptual approaches to, the intersections of youth, diversity and social development.
Discussions may include, but need not be limited to:
- Youth attitudes towards, and engagements with, multiculturalism;
- The role of institutions (e.g. schools, social services, community organizations) in social reproduction and managing ethnic diversity;
- Contemporary forms of discrimination;
- Youth employment and socio-economic outcomes;
- Youth and social exclusion;
- Youth and the use of urban public space;
- Cultural production and the arts in youth identity formation;
- Changing family relations, especially among migrant youth;
- Patterns of youth educational achievement in diverse ethnic communities;
- Patterns of intergenerational socio-economic mobility in diverse communities;
- Youth experiences of migration and settlement.
This workshop is a joint initiative between the York Centre for Asian Research and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. It is part of an ongoing series of academic engagements between the two institutions begun in 2011.
The workshop will be held on 27-28 May 2015 at York University. It will consist of 12 papers presented and discussed over two days, including up to six delivered by visiting scholars from CASS.
We are seeking expressions of interest from the York community (and beyond) among those whose research addresses the experiences of urban youth and falls within the broad terms of reference laid out above.
If you are interested, please submit a CV and a 200-300 word abstract of your proposed paper, by 6 February 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published on January 30, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
Research presented in a summer 2014 workshop series co-hosted by YCAR will be published as a special issue in the journal Gender, Place and Culture.
The Emotion of Migration was a two-part workshop series investigating the transnational affect and the emotions of migration within and throughout Asia. It was organized by Kabita Chakraborty (Children’s Studies, York University), Janarthani Arumugam (Gender Studies, University of Malaya) and Shanthi Thambiah (Gender Studies, University of Malaya).
Papers from the first workshop comprise the GPC special issue. This workshop was hosted by the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Malaya in early August 2014. It focused on women’s experiences of migrating for work across South and Southeast Asia.
Presenters in the second workshop shared research on the experiences of children and youth migrating for work and schooling, and took place at YCAR in late August. Papers presented at this YCAR-hosted workshop are currently being reviewed for the journal Children’s Geographies.
For more information about the project, click here.
Published on January 26, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
A recent Philippine Reporter article offers a detailed look at a panel that was organized at YCAR in December concerning the new set of regulations that have drastically changed the Live-in Caregiver Program (LCP) in Canada.
The panel, Assessing the Changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program: Improving Security or Deepening Precariousness?, was organized by Philip Kelly (Geography) and featured Petronila Cleto, Gabriela Ontario; Fay Faraday, Lawyer, Packer Chair in Social Justice, York University, and Visiting Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School; Avvy Go, Director, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic; Deanna Santos, Founder, Santos Law Office, Markham; and Pura Velasco, Former Domestic Worker/ Caregiver.
“Advocates speak out against policy changes” was written by Jennilee Austria and is available here: http://philippinereporter.com/2015/01/30/advocates-speak-out-against-policy-changes/
Published on January 23, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
York University students who are engaged in research on Asia and/or Asian diaspora are invited to apply to several awards offered by YCAR.
The deadline for all awards is 4pm on Monday, 9 February 2015.
Sivalingam Award in Tamil Studies
Tamil language, history, culture, society or the Tamil diaspora (comparative research is also eligible)
Dr. Sangdeok Woo and Mrs. Kwisoon Lim Woo Memorial Graduate Award
Korean history, culture or society
Young-Rahn Woo Memorial Graduate Award
Korean language or culture studies or whose research may require them to travel to Korea
Vivienne Poy Asian Research Award
Field research in Asia
YCAR Language Award
Albert C.W. Chan Foundation Fellowship
Field research in East and/or Southeast Asia
David Wurfel Award for Philippine Studies
Filipino history, culture or society
More information on awards and the application process, please visit: http://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/research/research-fellowships-awards/
Published on January 14, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
Wendy Wong (Design) commented on creative works such as cartoons and posters as indicators of the freedom of speech found in a society during an interview Omni News on 9 January 2015. The story, aired in Cantonese, included reactions of the Chinese community in the GTA on the Paris shootings at the Charlie Hebdo office. The interview is available at http://www.omnitv.ca/on/yue-can/videos/3980695912001/ (under National News).
Published on January 13, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
A reminder to YCAR Graduate Associates that the deadline for application to the YCAR Professional Development Fund is Monday, 19 January by 9am.
The York Centre for Asian Research’s Professional Development Fund subsidizes its Graduate Associates’ travel costs to present their scholarly or creative work. Amounts awarded will range from $50 to $500 with the expectation that they will be used in conjunction with other awards.
For more information about how to become a Graduate Associate, visit www.yorku.ca/ycar/Researchers.html.
The application form is available online at: www.yorku.ca/ycar/Awards/YCAR_Professional_Development_Fund.html.
Published on January 12, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
The first 2015 edition of the Asia Research Briefs considers how creative expression impacts and extends human rights discourse.
Global Asia’s Human Rights Challenges: The Prisms of the Arts can be accessed on the Asia Research Briefs page.
The essays and translations of literary and dramatic works—published in Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia and Human Rights and the Arts: An Anthology — show that contexts are not limited to the more familiar worlds of culture, civilization, and nation. They also extend to histories and intergenerational lives; the human body in its physical and psychological dimensions; the spiritual and religious; everyday life; social relationships; and ecologies.
The brief is written by Lily Cho (English), Theodore W. Goossen (Humanities), Anindo Hazra (English) and Susan Henders (Political Science) and stem from a project initiated at YCAR, involving scholars from Canadian, Asian, and European universities and from humanities, fine arts, and social science disciplines.
Published on January 9, 2015 and filed as Uncategorized.
Thanks to everyone who attended the launch of Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia and Human Rights and the Arts: An Anthology on 8 January 2015.