Programmes and Projects

The Centre administers several programmes and projects.

Current programmes and projects (listed alphabetically):

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

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

Bernard H.K. Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies
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: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/buddhisms-plural-pasts/

Canada-India Project for Research and Innovation (CIPRI)
Project Directors: Nivedita Das Kundu and  Dawn Bazely (Biology)
Website: canadaindiaproject.ca

Canadian Conservation in Global Context: Intersections with Asia and Africa (CCGC)
Principal Investigators: Robin Roth (University of Guelph)
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
Website: ccseas.ca

Designs on Pots: Ban Chiang & the Politics of Heritage in Thailand
Project Directors: Penny B. Van Esterik (Anthropology)
Website: http://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/banchiangpots/

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

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

Naurose Afghan Peace Research Project
Project Directors: Humayun Hamidzada (World Bank, YCAR Research Associate) and Sergei Plekhanov (Politics)
Website: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/programmes-projects/naurose-afghan-peace-research-project/

Neoliberal Industrialization, the Rural Periphery, and Uneven Development in India
Principal Investigator: Raju Das (Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/neoliberal-industrialization/

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)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: ndeg.apps01.yorku.ca

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
Project Director: Philip F. Kelly (Geography)
Project Team: Ethel Tungohan (Politics), R. Patrick Alecdo (Dance)
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, 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
Website: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/ganga-pustak-mala/

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

When Roots/Routes Matter: The Appearance & Disappearance of Asylum Seeking Families from the DPRK in Canada
Principal Investigator: Ann H. Kim (Sociology)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Website: http://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/dprkfamiliescanada/


For completed programmes and projects visit our Archive page.