Calendar

Oct
10
Tue
Economic Success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia: Identity, Ethnic Cooperation and Conflict: Integrating the Social Sciences with Evolutionary Biology
Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

You are cordially invited to a BOOK LAUNCH:

ECONOMIC SUCCESS OF CHINESE MERCHANTS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA: IDENTITY, ETHNIC COOPERATION AND CONFLICT: INTEGRATING THE SOCIAL SCIENCES WITH EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY  [Springer, December 2016]

Speaker:  Janet T. Landa, Professor of Economics, Emerita, York University
Chair:  Abidin Kusno, Director, York Centre for Asian Research

This book–with a Foreword by Nobel Laureate in Economics, Ronald H. Coase–provides an original interdisciplinary analysis of economic success of Chinese merchants in Southeast Asia. Chinese merchants were able to provide themselves with club goods, e.g. contract enforcement, that were essential to their success.The book has important policy implications for understanding ethnic conflict in multiethnic societies where minority ethnic groups dominate merchant roles.

“In conducting her research on merchants, Janet Landa also becomes a pioneer in engaging economic research with the rich scholarship in the other social sciences….”  (Ronald H. Coase, Foreword)

THE AUTHOR: Law and Economics scholar Janet Tai Landa wrote her doctoral dissertation under James M. Buchanan (Virginia Tech) who won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to ycar@yorku.ca by Friday, 6 October 2017.

 

Oct
19
Thu
Workshopping Philippine Contemporary Dance in the 21st Century with Ruth Pison
Oct 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Talk by Ruth Pison, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of the Philippines, Diliman
Date: Thursday, 19 October 2017

Details TBA

 

Nov
8
Wed
Crossing the Laxman Rekha: One Woman’s Struggles Against Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Bias @ 110 Curtis Lecture Hall
Nov 8 all-day

Book launch with Launch of Vanaja Dhruvarajan (Carleton University)

Details are forthcoming…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov
13
Mon
Talk by Denise Spitzer @ Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes | Keele Campus
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dr. Spitzer is Full Professor with the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. She was the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Migration and Health from 2005-2015. Her talk will broadly engage with critical perspectives on gender, migration, and health in South East Asia.
With discussant Tania das Gupta.

Part of the Gender, Migration and Contemporary (Im)mobilities in Asia series, which is co-sponsored by the Centre for Feminist Research.

*Further details are forthcoming*