Programmes and Projects

The Centre administers several programmes and projects by YCAR Faculty Associates.

Current programmes and projects:

An Empire Dances Back: Nationalism, Postcoloniality and the Canadian Diaspora Through Philippine Folk Dance Traditions
Principal Investigator: R. Patrick Alcedo (Dance)
Funding: Government of Ontario Early Researcher Award
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/empire-dances-back

Asian Business and Management Program (ABMP)
Executive Director: Bernard M. Frolic (Politics)
Website: seec.schulich.yorku.ca/about-us/centres-of-excellence/asian-business-management-program-abmp

Asian Connections: Linking Mobilities of Capital & Labour in Theory & Practice
Principal Investigators: Preet Aulakh (Schulich) and Philip F. Kelly (Geography)
Funding: Schulich School of Business, York Centre for Asian Research
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/asian-connections

Asian Urbanism and Environmental Politics: Inundation in Jakarta/Southeast Asia
Principal Investigator: Abidin Kusno (Environmental Studies)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/asian-urbanism-and-environmental-politics

ATE: Canada-Philippines Alternative Transnational Economies Project
Principal Investigator: Philip F. Kelly (Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ateproject.wordpress.com

Bernard Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies (Endowed Lecture)
Funding: Dr. Vivienne Poy
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/bernard-luk-memorial-lecture

Buddhism’s Plural Pasts: Religious Difference and Indifference in Colonial Burma
Principal Investigator: Alicia Turner (Humanities)
Funding: Robert H. N. Ho Fellowship in Buddhist Studies, American Council of Learned Societies
Website: Forthcoming

Canada-India Project for Research and Innovation (CIPRI)
Principle Investigator: Dawn Bazely​​ (Biology)
Project Director: Nivedita Das Kundu (YCAR)
Website: canadaindiaproject.ca

Canadian Conservation in Global Context: Intersections with Asia and Africa (CCGC)
Principal Investigators: Robin Roth (University of Guelph, Geography)
Co-Investigators: Peter Vandergeest (Geography) and Elizabeth Lunstrum (Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/ccgc

Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Secretariat
Funding: Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies, Global Affairs Canada
Website: ccseas.ca

Ecologies on the Edge
Programme Directors: Peter Vandergeest (Geography) and Shubhra Gururani (Anthropology)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/programmes-projects/ecologies-on-the-edge

Eve-Teasing: Young Women and Men Discuss Public Harassment in the Urban Slums of India
Principal Investigator: Kabita Chakraborty (Children’s Studies)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/eve-teasing

Intellectual Migration: The China-Canada-US Dynamics
Principal Investigator: Lucia Lo (Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/intellectual-migration

Mass Capture: Making Non-citizens and the Chinese Head Tax in Canada
Principal Investigator: Lily Cho (English)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: masscapture.ca

Matching Policies, Institutions and Practices of Water Governance in the Salween-Thanlwin-Nu River Basin
Principal Investigator: Vanessa Lamb (YCAR / University of Melbourne)
Funding: CGIAR
Website: wle.cgiar.org/project/mk-21-matching-policies-institutions-and-practices-water-governance-salween-thanlwin-nu

Neoliberal Industrialization, the Rural Periphery, and Uneven Development in India
Principal Investigator: Raju Das (Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: Forthcoming

New Directions in Environmental Governance: Remaking Public and Private Authority in Southeast Asia
Principal Investigator: Peter Vandergeest (Geography)
Co-Investigator: Robin Roth (University of Guelph, Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ndeg.apps01.yorku.ca

“Other Diplomacies”: Making of Canada-Asia Relations: The Roles of “Other Diplomacies Workshop
Programme Directors: Susan J. Henders (Politics) and Mary Young (YCAR)
Funding: York Centre for Asian Research, Asia Pacific Foundation
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/other-diplomacies

Outward and Upward Mobilities: Families from South Korea in a Transnational Era
Principal Investigator: Ann Kim (Sociology)
Funding: Academy of Korean Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, YCAR, York University
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/programmes-projects/outward-upward-mobilities-southkorea

Philippine Arts and Social Studies in the Ontario Curriculum
Programme Director: Philip F. Kelly (Geography)
Funding: Canadian Heritage Canada 150 Fund, York University Canada 150 Fund, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada 150 | Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada
Website: passocblog.wordpress.com

Quotidian Concerns: Everyday Knowledge and the Rise of the Common Reader in China, 1860-1940
Principal Investigator: Joan Judge (History)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/programmes-projects/quotidian-concerns-judge

South and Central Asia Project
Programme Director: Sergei Plekhanov (Politics)
Funding: York University SSHRC Small Grant, York Centre for Asian Research
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/programmes-projects/south-and-central-asia-project

Towards a History of the Publishing House Ganga Pustak Mala
Principal Investigator: Shobna Nijhawan (Languages, Literatures & Linguistics)
Funding: York University SSHRC Small Grant
Website: Forthcoming

Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership
Co-Investigator: Lisa Drummond (Urban Studies)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, International Development Research Centre
Website: urbanclimateresiliencesea.apps01.yorku.ca


For completed programmes and projects visit our Archive page.