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Trauma and Visual Art | Suh Yongsun and Jeff Thomas

When: May 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Room 140, YYZ Gallery, 401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8, Canada

6:30pm reception 7:00 to 8:30pm presentation Suh Yongsun is a prominent South Korean artist who has engaged with subjects of history, war, myth, tragedy and […]

Geometry, (Affect)ion, and the City | Pak Sheung Chuen

When: May 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: YYZ Gallery, 401 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8, Canada

6:30pm reception 7:00 to 8:30pm presentation Pak Sheung Chuen is a conceptual and performance artist based in Hong Kong. His practice reflects upon the contradicting […]

Hacking Territory | Park Chankook

When: May 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5V 2L3, Canada

Presented by Park Chankook with Toronto’s art collective, ConverSalon 6:30pm reception 7:00 to 8:30pm presentation Park Chankook is a community artist and paradise planner living […]

What is the Migrant Sense of Place? Reflections on Urban Diversity and Encounters from Singapore | Junjia Ye

When: April 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Room 108, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, 1 Devonshire Pl, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7, Canada

With Junjia Ye, Assistant Professor of Human Geography, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore  The growing “diversity-turn” in the social scientific study of migrant-led urban change is an exciting opportunity […]

A Ballad of Maladies: Film Screening and Talkback

When: April 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Innis Town Hall Theatre, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5, Canada

Of folk, rock and hip-hop, the film is a portrait of different cultural practitioners whose work engages with the political upheavals and its social costs […]

Philippine Arts and Social Studies in the Ontario Curriculum Launch

When: March 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: Boardroom, Catholic Education Center, 80 Sheppard Ave E, North York, ON M2N 6E8, Canada

Please note the change in venue. The Philippine Arts and Social Sciences in the Ontario Curriculum (PASSOC) project is a collaboration between the Toronto Catholic […]

Film Showing: Heart of the City (Puso ng Lungsod)

When: March 16, 2018 @ 12:30 pm
Where: Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility | Munk School of Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Pl, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7, Canada

The 2012 documentary, Puso ng lungsod (Heart of the City), features the struggles of an urban poor community in Manila. The screening will be followed […]

POSTPONED | YCAR Annual General Meeting

When: April 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Room 519, 5th Floor, Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

This event has been postponed. Details about the rescheduled event are forthcoming. YCAR invites its membership to the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM). We will […]

Conference on the Language of Japanese Food

When: May 4, 2018 – May 5, 2018 all-day
Where: 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

In recent years, culinary linguistics, or ‘the language of food’ (Jurafsky 2014), has attracted the attention of scholars, with an increasing number of publications on […]

Thailand Symposium

When: March 10, 2018 all-day
Where: Glendon college, 2275 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M4N 3M6, Canada

Each year, the International Studies Symposium, an end-of-year conference organized by 8 upper year students at Glendon, is held to shed light on a specific […]

The Philippines: A Human Rights Calamity Under President Duterte

When: February 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Room 956, Ninth Floor, Kaneff Tower , 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

With Carlos H. Conde (Human Rights Watch, Asia Division) Since taking office on 30 June 2016, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has carried out a “war on […]

Everyday Justice as Seen in Qing First-Person Casebooks

When: February 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Talk by Pierre-Étienne Will (Collège de France) Abstract: Most casebooks by individual authors in Qing dynasty China (1644-1911) are collections of “judgments” that faithfully reproduce the […]

Urban Citizenship and Migration Panel

When: February 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Room 140, Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies Building (HNES), 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

This panel is part of the Emerging Asian Urbanisms  event series at the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). The series explores the diverse processes […]

Voluntourism: In Pursuit of a Profile Photo?

When: December 13, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: Room 901, Ninth Floor, Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

With Kaylan C. Schwarz, Nanyang Technological University Abstract: My research examines the contemporary cultural trend of short-term international volunteering, which has become a prominent fixture within […]

Screening | Pungudutivu: A Disintegrating Island by Thanges Paramsothy

When: November 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

The documentary is based on an anthropological field research study undertaken in Pungudutivu, located in Jaffna peninsula, northern Sri Lanka, by Thanges Paramsothy, a doctoral […]

Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age

When: November 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Room 2101 Vari Hall, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

With Ranabir Samaddar Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group and O’Brien Residency Fellow, McGill University Professor Samaddar’s research focuses on the […]

Intersections of social and environmental change in Southeast Asia

When: November 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Where: Room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Presentations by Piti Srivongchai and Ly Quoc Dang, Graduate Fellows of the Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA). Guidelines to Reduce Individual Greenhouse […]

Screening of Khoon Diy Baraav (Blood Leaves its Trail)

When: November 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Palmerston Library, 560 Palmerston Ave, Toronto, ON M6G 2P7, Canada

Iffat Fatima’s film Khoon Diy Baraav (Blood Leaves its Trail) provides an account of state enforced disappearances in Kashmir through narratives of families of “disappeared” […]

Unsettling Canada at 150: Memory Discourses in Transnational Contexts

When: November 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Where: Room 519, Fifth Floor, Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

YCAR co-sponsored event… Please join us for a one-day workshop titled “Unsettling Canada at 150: Memory Discourses in Transnational Contexts” sponsored by Canada 150@York with […]

Indonesian Film Screenings

When: November 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: Media Commons Theatre, 3rd Floor, Robarts Library, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5, Canada

YCAR co-sponsored event… Screening of two short documentaries and discussion with the filmmakers, Citra Aryandari and Koes Yuliadi of the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI), based […]

Common Fears and Hopes: Asean and Canada at 50 Roundtable

When: October 26, 2017 @ 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Room 519, Fifth Floor, Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Is ASEAN at 50 in decline or reaching full stride? Where is the best fit between Canadian interests and the Association’s agenda? Is there common […]

Luzviminda: The Philippines Dances for Canada 150

When: October 26, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – October 28, 2017 @ 1:30 pm

“Luzviminda: the Philippines Dances for Canada150” is a dance concert on October 26-28, 2017 at Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan Theatre, York University. A portmanteau, […]

CCSEAS Opening Reception Dinner and a Performance by Kayonan Gamelan

When: October 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Underground Campus Kitchen, Student Centre, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Performance: Under the direction of Keiko Ninomiya, the Gamelan Kayonan will perform Puspa mekar, a welcome dance ensemble piece. Founded in 2009, Gamelan Kayonan is […]

CANCELLED – Performing Politics: The Student Unrest in India

When: October 24, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Room 143, North Ross Building, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

CANCELLED – TO BE RESCHEDULED NOTE ROOM CHANGE: This event will take place in Room 143, North Ross Building (York University). India has been witnessing […]

Vanished Archives – Film Screening

When: October 23, 2017 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Nat Taylor Cinema, Room 102, North Ross Building , 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Join us for a screening of Vanished Archives, an acclaimed documentary film about the historically significant 1967 anti-colonial riots in Hong Kong. Executive producer Connie […]

In Conversation with author Hideo Furukawa

When: October 23, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Where: Room 205, Second Floor, Accolade West Building, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Hideo Furukawa (b. 1966) is one of the most innovative writers in Japan today. His novels Belka, Why Don’t You Bark? and Horses, Horses in the End Light Remains […]

Canada India Symposium

When: October 13, 2017 all-day
Where: Harry Crowe Room (109), Atkinson Building, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Facing the Future Together: Exploring New Pathways for Canada-India Collaborations This year Canada is marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Canada and India have long-standing […]

YCAR’s Welcome Back Meet & Greet 2017

When: September 28, 2017 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: YCAR, Common Area, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, Keele Campus

YCAR warmly invites all York students and faculty interested in  Asia/Asian diaspora to meet with members of our research community and learn more about what […]

Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies Information Session

When: September 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Room 857, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, Keele Campus

The Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies (GDAS) is tailored specifically for students conducting their graduate research in Asia and Asian Diasporas. With support from a […]

Race and Feminist Care Ethics – Intersectionality as Method

When: September 21, 2017 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Room 140, Health Nursing and Environmental Studies Building, Keele Campus, York University, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3K 1P3, Canada

Parvati Raghuram is Professor of Geography and Migration at the Open University. She has published widely on gender, migration and development and on postcolonial theory. […]

Provisional Notes on Semi-Urbanization

When: September 20, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Where: 140 HNES, Keele Campus

Abidin Kusno, Environmental Studies Scholars working on Asian cities have argued that urban expansion in the region is taking a unique shape. In contrast to […]

Gold Mining & Agrarian Transformation

When: June 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Room 280N York Lanes, Keele Campus, York University

A free public lecture by Nancy Lee Peluso (UC-Berkeley). She is a longtime contributor to political ecology, the critical approach to the study of socio-ecological […]

Tamil Culture: Past, Present and Future

When: May 25, 2017 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Where: York University, 109 Accolade West Building (ACW 109), Keele Campus

Asian Heritage Month Education Roundtable & Arts Performances   Tamil Culture: Past, Present and Future   FEATURED SPEAKERS   Ananya Mukherjee-Reed (Dean, Faculty of Liberal […]

2017 YCAR Annual General Meeting

When: April 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Room 519, Fifth Floor, Kaneff Tower, 4700 Keele St, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

YCAR invites its membership to the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). We will be reviewing our activities over the past year, making plans for the […]

A Multilingual Nation: Translation and Language Dynamics in India

When: April 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Glendon Hall- BMO conference room , 2275 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M4N 3M6, Canada

CRCLC 
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Public Lecture A Multilingual Nation : Translation and Language Dynamics in India. Public lecture by Rita Kothari. This lecture will […]

Migrant Exclusion: The Case of Domestic Workers in the Middle East

When: March 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Room305, Third Floor, Founders College, 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Most migrant workers confront conditions of non-citizenship, discriminatory policies and exclusionary contexts of reception. This joint keynote will compare the experiences of Filipino and Indonesian […]

The Intimacies of Asian Publics

When: February 3, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Where: Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes, York University

Christine Kim, Department of English, Simon Fraser University Friday, 3 February 2017 | 3 to 4:30pm | Room 280N, York Lanes | Keele Campus In […]

Presenting Koom Kankesan’s Tamil Dream

When: January 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University

In celebration of Tamil Heritage Month in January, Koom Kankesan will read from his book, The Tamil Dream. Koom Kankesan was born in Sri Lanka. […]

No Going Back: The Political Ethics and Ecologies of the Anthropocene

When: November 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University, Toronto, ON M3J, Canada

Paul Robbins, Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Robbins has years of experience as a researcher and educator, specializing in human […]

Singapore Inc. and Vancouverism: Hazards of Modelling City Growth

When: November 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Room 141, Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building (HNES), York University, Toronto, ON M3J, Canada

Charles Greenberg, Capilano University Over the past decade there has been a growing understanding that both Singapore and Vancouver are successful models of urgan growth. […]

Science, Philosophy and Non-Western Traditions of Knowledge

When: November 7, 2016 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Room 626, Sixth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University, Toronto, ON M3J, Canada

Sundar Sarukkai, Professor of Philosophy, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore In this presentation Professor Sarukkai asks why intellectual traditions from other cultures are not part […]

Human Kinds, Animals and Global Geography in Early Modern China

When: November 3, 2016 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Room 305, Third Floor, Founders College, York University, Toronto, ON M3J, Canada

Yuming He, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Davis This talk explores the specific pathways through which a burgeoning literature on the […]

Gender Issues in India Symposium

When: October 5, 2016 – October 6, 2016 all-day

Call for Papers: The two-day symposium on 5-6 October 2016 will showcase Canadian research on gender issues in India and bring together researchers across disciplines with […]

Welcome Back | 2016 Meet and Greet

When: September 21, 2016 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

YCAR warmly invites all York students and faculty interested in Asia/Asian diaspora to meet with members of our research community and learn more about what […]

South China Sea: Impact on ASEAN | Jim Placzek

When: July 7, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Jim Placzek, Thammasat University When China expanded dramatically into the South China Sea in 2015, there was little reaction.  Now, approaching one year later, scholars and […]

The BJP and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy in India

When: May 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St, Toronto, ON M6G 2L8, Canada

  The BJP and the Crisis of Liberal Democracy in India The Extreme Right and the Indian Working Classes Thursday, 26 May 2016 at 7pm […]

Engaging Caste in the Diaspora

When: May 12, 2016 – May 17, 2016 all-day

Commemorating the 125th birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the South Asia Research Group (SARG at York University is hosting a first of its kind […]

Asian Heritage Month: Community Event Listings

When: May 1, 2016 – May 31, 2016 all-day

Asian Heritage Month Festival 2016 The Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) is organizing a series of art and photo exhibitions, performances, and talks […]