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

Naurose Afghan Peace Research Project
This is a collaborative initiative within the framework of the South and Central Asia Project at YCAR. It is focused on Afghanistan in the context of new regional trends. Its goal is to develop innovative approaches to the interrelated tasks of achieving lasting peace in the country and modernization of the Afghan state.
Project Directors: Humayun Hamidzada (World Bank, YCAR Research Associate) and Sergei Plekhanov (Faculty Associate, Politics, York University)
Website: Forthcoming

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.