Published on September 20, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
Yuk-Kuen Annie Cheung (Research Associate) examines Kim Jong-un’s recent behaviour for insight into how North Korea is conducting its foreign policy in an editorial titled “Tradition and rebellion: What is happening in Pyongyang?”
Published on September 19, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
Nadia Z. Hasan, Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, and Nishant Upadhyay are co-authors of “Feminisms, Collaborations, Friendships: A Conversation,” published as part of a special issue of Feminist Studies 42(2) on Women’s Friendships. It is a conversation about feminist friendships and co-authorships that emerged from a collective interview with lead author Richa Nagar, conducted in 2011 by the five co-authors for the Turkish Feminist magazine Kültür ve Siyasette Feminist Yaklaşımlar.
Published on September 16, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
Researcher and YCAR Alumnus Sai Latt has two new articles published in The Irrawaddy, a respected publication founded in 1993 by a group of Burmese journalists living in exile in Thailand. In “Peace and Reconciliation Calls for New Ways of Looking Back,” Dr. Latt considers the role of history in the peace and national reconciliation process. The second article, “How Ultra-Nationalism Undermines Democratization and Reconciliation,” is a summary of a longer researcher titled “Beyond Muslims: Ma Ba Tha’s Impacts on Democratization and Reconciliation,” which will published this month in the Myanmar Quarterly Journal.
Published on September 15, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
On September 1, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau witnessed the signature of 56 new contracts and agreements between Canadian and Chinese companies and institutions during his first official visit to China. The Asian Business & Management Program at York University’s Schulich Executive Education Centre, and the Beijing Institute of Education signed a new Memorandum of Understanding. This five-year agreement—worth CA$ 5 million—is aimed at renewing and expanding education training programs offered by York University in China and Canada to local school teachers, school administrators and principals in China. ABMP collaborates with the Faculty of Education for its progamming. ABMP is a program located at the York Centre for Asian Research.
LT-RT: M. Bernie Frolic, The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, He Jinsong. Photograph provided by the Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Canada
Published on September 15, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
Professor Emeritus Trichy Sankaran (Music) was honoured as a Rhythmfest Legend of Rhythm at this year’s festival in August. An Indian percussionist, one of the foremost virtuosos of the mridangam, and the founding director of Indian music studies at York, this is one many accolades in his distinguished career. Rhythmfest is a one-day celebration of the universal language of rhythm held annually in Barrie, Ontario. The event featured performances by Dr Sankaran and his students.
Published on September 14, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
Policy Options invited Qiang Zha (Education) to write a piece on Canada-China education relations, as part of a special series of articles on Canada-China relations that preceded the Prime Minister’s visit to China and the G20 meeting titled “Canada was once a pioneer in establishing links with Chinese universities. Ottawa should examine what we did right and get back in the game.”
Gregory Chin’s (Political Science) is co-author of two pieces on last week’s events in China. He is co-author of an op-ed on China’s G20 presidency that was published in China Daily on 2 September, the day preceding last week’s G20 Summit. His “What We Can Expect from China at the G20?” is co-authored with Carla Freeman and is part the ChinaFile Conversation, which is a weekly, real-time discussion of China news from a group of the world’s leading China experts.
Published on September 13, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
Harini Sivlaingam (Socio-legal Studies) was co-organizer of a public symposium to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the rescue of Tamil refugees off the coast of Newfoundland. The event was co-organized with Dr Yolande Pottie-Sherman (Memorial University). Jennifer Hyndman (Social Science and Geography) also participated in the panel.
Read more about the event at https://gazette.mun.ca/campus-and-community/migration-by-water/.
A similar event is planned for this academic year at York University.
Published on September 12, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund recognized York alumnus Dr Nga Dao (Development Studies and YCAR Research Associate ) as one of its 15 ‘Hotspot Heroes’ for outstanding conservation efforts. The Indo-Burma Hotspot Hero, Dr Dao is the co-founder and director of the Center for Water Resources Conservation and Development (WARECOD), a Vietnamese nongovernmental organization that focuses on water resources in the country, primarily rivers. The aim of the organization is to protect not only the biodiversity of water resources, but also the well-being of the communities that depend on those ecosystems.
CEPF selected the Heroes from among the fund’s more than 2,000 grantee organizations around the globe.
Recipients were honoured at a reception at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii, in conjunction with the World Conservation Congress held by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Call for Papers | Asian Connections: Linking Mobilities of Capital and Labour in Theory and Practice
Published on August 10, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
May 12th-13th 2017
Deadline for Paper Proposals: October 31, 2016
Capitalist development in all parts of the world has always been characterized by the restless mobility of both capital and labour, in search of profit and livelihood respectively. Capital, in the form of transnational corporate organizations, may relocate or outsource production for various reasons including supply chain configurations, market access, regulatory considerations or labour cost, skill and availability. Workers may move in search of employment, security, career advancement or entrepreneurial opportunities. These two forms of mobility are not, however, unconnected: capital flows may attract inward migration to employment opportunities; transnational corporations may rely on the mobility of expatriate staff; the new jobs and wealth that rounds of corporate investment bring, along with disruptions of social structures, may enable or induce outward migration; new corporate investment patterns may follow earlier migrations; and capital and labour mobility may be controlled through the same regulatory frameworks such as trade agreements, albeit in different ways. The mobilities of capital and labour are, then, often linked and yet they are usually researched as separate phenomena. Saskia Sassen’s comment almost three decades ago, that the two processes of capital and labour mobility “have been constructed into unrelated categories” (1988:12), still largely holds true.
This workshop seeks to reunite the study of corporate and migrant transnationalisms by exploring how they are causally or structurally connected in the context of cross-border mobilities of capital and labour into, out of, and within, Asia. The workshop aims to generate new insights by bringing together scholars working in diverse theoretical frameworks, disciplinary traditions, methodologies, historical periods and geographical contexts.
Questions and topics might include (but are not limited to):
• How does temporary migrant labour central to corporate strategy in certain sectors?
• How is development in sites of new industrialization connected to processes of outmigration?
• How do multi-level institutions influence the processes of capital and labour mobility into, from and within Asia?
• How do the interactions of capital and labour mobilities compare across North-South versus South-South flows? How do migrations shape investment patterns?
• How do large diasporas shift corporate strategies in sending countries?
• Is corporate mobility dependent on expat employee mobility?
• What are the historical legacies of historical transnational corporate structures on post-colonial mobilities of capital and labour?
The format of the workshop will feature detailed discussion and feedback on 12 individual papers over two days. The goal of the workshop is to produce an edited collection or journal special issue from a selection of papers presented.
Travel and accommodation expenses for selected participants in the workshop will be covered.
We hope to attract participants at all career academic career stages with a strong track record of research and publication related to the theme of the workshop.
Submission of Proposals
Paper proposals can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and should include:
1) a title and abstract (250 words maximum) and 2) a CV or personal statement indicating a record of research and publication related to the workshop theme. The deadline for submission of these items to the workshop organizers is October 31, 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by December 1, 2016 and will be asked to send in a completed draft paper (5,000-8,000 words) by April 1, 2017.
Dr Preet Aulakh, Professor of Strategy and International Business
Pierre Lassonde Chair in International Business, Schulich School of Business, York University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Philip Kelly, Professor of Geography, and Director, York Centre for Asian Research York University. Email: email@example.com
Published on July 8, 2016 and filed as Uncategorized.
The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is now accepting proposals for panels, roundtables, workshops, and individual papers for its 2017 conference to be held in Toronto. The deadline for submissions is 9 August 2016. Submissions can be made electronically on their website.
For more information, visit http://www.asian-studies.org/Conferences/AAS-Annual-Conference-2017/Call-for-Papers-Annual-Conference