Programmes and Projects

The Centre administers or supports several programmes and projects.

Current programmes and projects (listed alphabetically):

Asian Business and Management Program (ABMP)
Executive Director: Bernard M. Frolic
Training Director: Keri Ewart
Website: https://abmp.info.yorku.ca

Asian International Students to Canadian Universities: Examining the Racialization of Chinese, Indian and Korean Students in Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Winnipeg
Principal Investigator: Jean Michel Montsion (Multidisciplinary Studies)
Co-Investigators at York (core national team): Ann Kim (Sociology, York), Soma Chatterjee (Social Work, York), Shirin Shahrokni (Sociology, Glendon-York)
Co-investigators and collaborators: Elic Chang (Sociology, UBC), Ajay Parasram (International Development Studies and History, Dalhousie), Elizabeth Buckner (OISE, UofT), Marie-Odile Magnan (Éducation, Université de Montréal), and Lori Wilkinson (Sociology, University of Manitoba)
Funding: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)
Website: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/rais/

Asian Urbanism and Environmental Politics: Inundation in Jakarta/Southeast Asia
Principal Investigator: Abidin Kusno (Environmental Studies)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Bernard H.K. Luk Memorial Lecture in Hong Kong Studies
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/bernard-luk-memorial-lecture

Beyond Extraction: A Counter-Conference in the Heart of Extractive Capital
Project Directors: Christopher Alton (University of Toronto) and Devin Holterman (Geography)
Funding: Antipode Foundation
Website: https://www.beyondextraction.ca/

Canada-ASEAN Initiative
Project Director: Julie Nguyen (EAC member)
Website: www.canada-asean.org

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

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

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 (Boise State University)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Website: http://www.ccgc-iaa.ca/

Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies Secretariat
Website: ccseas.ca

China’s Mundane Revolution: Cheap Print, Vernacular Knowledge, and the Common Reader in China’s Long Republic, 1895-1955
Principal Investigator: Joan Judge (History)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Website: ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/programmes-projects/quotidian-concerns-judge

Chittagong-Arakan Modern Buddhist Reformation 1757–1947: Staging Buddhism in Extended Bengal with Transregional Connections
Principal Investigator: D. Mitra Barua (YCAR External Research Associate)
Funding: Robert H. N. Ho Fellowship in Buddhist Studies, American Council of Learned Societies

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

Dissent Design
Project Director: Wendy S. Wong

Dynamics of Trust Before, During and After COVID-19
Principal Investigator: Cary Wu (Sociology)
Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Website: https://trustcovid19.com

Ecologies of Labour: Unpacking Labour Abuse in the Seafood Sector
Co-Investigator: Peter Vandergeest (Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Website: https://melissamarschke.squarespace.com/config/

Extreme Love: Young People’s Experiences at the Intersection of Intimacy and Violence in Urban India
Principal Investigator: Kabita Chakraborty (Children’s Studies)
Funding: The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Filipina Care Workers and COVID-19
Principal Investigator: Ethel Tungohan (Politics)
Funding: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, York University
Website: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/filipina-careworkers-and-covid-19/

GCRF Living Deltas Hub
Co-Investigator: Nga Dao (Social Science)
Funding: Global Challenges Research Fund, UK Research and Innovation
Website: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/globalchallenges/water/living-deltas/

Global Player Production Networks: Canada’s Role in Developing Chinese Hockey
Principal Investigator: Glen Norcliffe (Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Hakka Scholars Network
Funding: Endowed gift of the Honourable Dr Vivienne Poy
Website: http://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/hakka-scholars-network/

How do Asians Experience the COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada?
Principal Investigator: Cary Wu (Sociology)
Funding: Office of the Vice-President, Research & Innovation, York University
Website: https://trustcovid19.com

Intellectual Migration: China-Canada-US Dynamics
Principal Investigator: Lucia Lo (Geography)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Website: https://im.info.yorku.ca/ 

Ishibashi International Symposium: “Modern Japanese Art and China”
Principal Investigator: Joshua Fogel (History)
Funding: Ishibashi Foundation
Website: https://www.ishibashi-ucsd-2018.org/

Korean Office for Research and Education (KORE)
Director: Hyun Ok Park (Sociology)
Deputy Director: Mihyon Jeon (Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics)
Funding: Academy of Korean Studies
Website: kore.info.yorku.ca

Language, Identity and Heritage Preservation in Global Chinese Communities
Principal Investigator: Jean Michel Montsion (Multidisciplinary Studies)
Funding: National Geographic
Website: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/funding-opportunities/grants/where-we-work/map/D160510E

Many Ties of intimacy: Gender and Social Relations of Japanese Women and Men in Hawai’i, 1885–1924
Principal Investigator: Yukari Takai, YCAR External Research Associate
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Website: http://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/ties-of-intimacy/

Marxist Studies in Global and Asian Perspectives
Organizers: Raju Das (Geography) and Robert Latham (Politics)
Website: https://marxiststudies.blog.yorku.ca

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

Mediating Contagion: International Students Negotiating Media, Policy and Institutional Responses to COVID-19
Principal Investigator: Ethel Tungohan (Politics)
Funding: SSHRC Explore Grant, York University
Website: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/mediating-contagion/

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

Seeking New Roads to Peace in Afghanistan: An Integrated National-Regional Approach
Project Directors: Humayun Hamidzada (YCAR External Research Associate) and Sergei Plekhanov (Politics)
Website: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/programmes-projects/new-roads-peace-afghanistan/

The Self-Translation of Eileen Chang
Principal Investigator: Jessica Tsui-yan Li (Languages, Literatures and Linguistics)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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

Staged Identities: Documenting Folk Dance from the Philippines to Canada
Principal Investigator: Russ Patrick Alcedo (Dance)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Sweatshops at Sea: Labour Reform in the Thai Seafood Supply Chain via Hybrid Global Governance
Co-investigator: Peter Vandergeest (Geography)
Funding: Formas
Website: https://www.slu.se/en/departments/urban-rural-development/research/rural-development/ongoing-projects/sweatshops/

Tempat Pertemuan untuk Para Cendekiawan Sulawesi (LOBO)
Editor: (Anthropology)
Funding: York Centre for Asian Research
Website: https://lobo.apps01.yorku.ca/

Territory, Development and the Remaking of the Northwest Uplands, Vietnam
Principal Investigator: Nga Dao (Social Science)

Transcending Babel in East Asia: The Esperanto Movement in China and Japan, 1900–1950
Principal Investigator: Joshua Fogel (History)
Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


For completed programmes and projects, visit our Archive page.