‘Peace’ as ‘peace for business and development’ or ‘peace’ as ‘an end to violence, oppression’ and ‘presence of justice’?: Understanding Karen people’ assertion of ‘genuine’ peace and peacebuilding process through the Salween Peace Park

Friday, 25 November 2022 | 10:00 to 12:00 EST | Room 830, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University and via Zoom with Sheila Htoo, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University For Zoom attendees, register at: www.tinyurl.com/Peace-25Nov Employing Wood’s (2011) concept of “ceasefire capitalism,” this paper examines and discusses how ceasefire and […]

Meet and Greet for YCAR Graduate Associates 

York Centre for Asian Research

Wednesday, 30 November 2022 | 14:00 to 15:00 EST | Common Area, Eighth Floor, Kaneff Tower, Keele campus   YCAR Director Shubhra Gururani invites you to our first Meet and Greet for Graduate Associates. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information: ycar@yorku.ca.  

Reimagining South Asian Dance

Saturday 3 December 2022  |  17:00 PM – 19:00 EST  |  75 St. George Street, Morrison Hall, Toronto Arpita Bajpeyi (PhD student, York University) and Meera Kanageswaran (PhD student, University of Toronto) invite you for a performance salon with choreographies and works-in-progress that explore how we can make South Asian ‘classical’ dances more inclusive. Sharings […]

Exhibition Launch | Crossing Time Zones: China-Canada-Australia Exchange

Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts (Shenyang, China) and the Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce the launch of Crossing Time Zones: China-Canada-Australia art exchange. The exhibition will run from October to December 2022, with bi-weekly social media posts featuring emerging artists from Canada, China, and Australia. To view the exhibition, […]

Norman Bethune and Montréal

Via Zoom

Wednesday, 11 January 2023 | 14:00 to 16:00 EST | Zoom Register for the event at: https://yorku.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvdemvpjwpHNPwbvBVse1ACrugOEtbshj0 With Chengjiao Zhang, Visiting Doctoral Candidate in Comparative Literature, York University According to Mao Zedong’s article, ” ln Memory of Norman Bethune,” Dr. Bethune was a famous, caring surgeon and selfless internationalist, expressed through his altruistic commitment to […]

Canada and China: A Fifty-Year Journey

Canada and China: A Fifty-Year Journey Wednesday, 18 January 2023 | 15:00 to 17:00 EST Room 519, Fifth Floor, Kaneff Tower | York University and virtually Launch of the book by B. Michael Frolic (Professor Emeritus, Politics, York University) and panel discussion on past, present and future Canada-China relations with: Susan Gregson, University of Ottawa […]

York University Annual Chinese Culture Day 2023 約克大學中國文化日

Founders Assembly Hall, Founders College, York Univerity

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 | 11:00 to 14:30 EST | Founders Assembly Hall (Room 152), Founders College, York University Keynote Address: China and Chinese Diaspora: Interrogating Identities in Sinophone Theatre Performances with Dr. Kwok-kan Tam, 譚國根博士, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS), Chair Professor of English, The Hang Seng University of […]

“Back from the field?” Insights from Emerging Scholars

Via Zoom

Friday, 27 January 2022 | 14:00 EST | Virtually via Zoom Emerging scholars will share their experiences with learning a different language for fieldwork, the challenges they faced doing research, and a host of related topics. Moderated by Eve Haque, York Research Chair in Linguistic Diversity and Community Vitality and YCAR Faculty Associate. This is […]

Decolonizing the Canon: The Significance of W. E. B. Du Bois

Room 519, Fifth Floor, Kaneff Tower, York University

Friday, 27 January 2023 | 14:30 to 16:30 EST | Room 519, FIfth Floor, Kaneff Tower | York University With Michael Burawoy, Department of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley Decolonization is spreading across academia, but it’s happening at different rates in different disciplines in different countries.  I shall be focusing on sociology, but the […]

The Flip Side—Film screening and discussion

Room 102, North Ross Building, York University

11:30 to 13:00 EST  | Wednesday, 01 February 2023 | Room 102, North Ross Building, York University Join us for a film screening and discussion of The Flip Side, Winner of “Best Short Documentary” at the DisOrient Asian American Film Festival.   A documentary short of Daqi, a Chinese circus artist who leaves home at age 9 […]

Film Screening: We Have Not Come Here To Die

Tuesday, 11 April 2023 | 17:00 to 19:00 EST | Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes, York University We Have Not Come Here To Die powerfully chronicles how a Dalit student and activist is driven to suicide after years of harassment and discrimination by both his university administration and right-wing Hindu supremacists. What transpired after […]