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October 2014

  • Friday, October 3rd Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

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    Friday, October 3, 201410:00AM - 12:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Series

    Reimaging the Asia Pacific

    Description

    This talk introduces Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor (University of California Press and Hong Kong University Press, 2014). The book, based on over fifteen months of ethnographic research among Filipino and Indonesian migrant workers who become pregnant while working in Hong Kong, makes three main arguments: (1) that temporary workers must be considered people, not just workers; (2) that policies often create the situations they aim to avoid; and (3) that the stigma of single motherhood often causes migrant mothers to re-enter what is called the “migratory cycle of atonement.” Professor Constable will also discuss the current socio-political climate of Hong Kong today, in relation to the book’s recent reception, including attitudes towards outsiders, economic and class anxieties, and relations with mainland China. Questions will also be raised about the role of “public anthropology” and how this book relates to migratory contexts beyond Hong Kong.

    Nicole Constable is Director of the Asian Studies Center in the University Center for International Studies, and professor of anthropology in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She is author or editor of seven books, including:Christian Souls and Chinese Spirits: A Hakka Community in Hong Kong; Maid to Order in Hong Kong: Stories of Migrant Workers; and Romance on a Global Stage: Pen Pals, Virtual Ethnography, and ‘Mail-Order’ Marriages.

    Contact

    Stephanie Taylor
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Professor Nicole Constable
    Professor of Anthropology & Director, Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh


    Main Sponsor

    Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

    Co-Sponsors

    R.F. Harney Program in Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies

    Department of Sociology

    Department of Anthropology

    Asian Institute


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November 2014

  • Friday, November 7th Youth Precarity in South Korea

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    Friday, November 7, 20143:00PM - 6:00PMOISE
    Nexus Lounge
    252 Bloor Street West
    12th Floor
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    Description

    Cho Haejoang is cultural anthropologist in training and feminist in faith. She is a professor emeritus of Yonsei University, Seoul. Her early research focused on gender studies in Korean modern history; her current interests and research are in the area of youth culture and modernity in the global/local and post-colonial context of modern day Korea. She is the author of “Women and Men in South Korea” (1988), “Reading Texts, Reading Lives in the Postcolonial Era”, 3 volumes (1992, 1994), “Children Refusing School, Society Refusing Children” (1996), “Reflexive Modernity and Feminism” (1998), and “Children Searching School, Society Searching Children” (2000), “Talking at the Edge: Letters Between Japanese and Korean Feminists” (2004, coauthored with Ueno Chizuko),”It’s Life-Learning Village Again” (2006), and “Back to the Classroom: Reading Text and Reading Everyday Lives in Neo-liberal Era” (2009). They are all in Korean language. Two books are translated into Japanese; “Korean Society and the Gender” (Hose University Press) and “Can the Words Reach?” (Iwanami Publisher coauthored Book with Ueno).

    Contact

    Stephanie Taylor
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Professor Hae-Joang Cho
    Professor Emeritus of the Department of Cultural Anthropology, Yonsei University, Seoul



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  • Wednesday, November 19th The Territory of Loss

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    Wednesday, November 19, 20142:00PM - 4:00PM108N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    “The Territory of Loss” will interrogate the significance of loss in the modern history of Japan’s contested territories, focusing on the nation’s dispute Korea — Dokdo/Takeshima — islands that today are beyond Tokyo’s reach, yet increasingly central to the government and its supporters’ sense of self. Doing so zeroes in on what Japanese control over this space and forfeit thereof have meant in broad terms to the national narrative during the 20th century. Moreover, to restore some of the history that took place there when these pieces of land were indisputably Japanese by paying attention to broader changes to the meaning of islands in international law.

    Alexis Dudden is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. She has written extensively about Japan and Northeast Asia, publishing recently in Dissent, The Diplomat, and Huffington Post among other venues. Dudden has numerous articles in print, and her books include “Troubled Apologies Among Japan, Korea, and the United States” (Columbia) and “Japan’s Colonization of Korea” (Hawaii), and she is currently writing a book about Japan’s territorial disputes and the changing meaning of islands in international law.

    Contact

    Stephanie Taylor
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Professor Alexis Dudden
    Department of History, University of Connecticut


    Main Sponsor

    Centre for the Study of Korea

    Co-Sponsors

    Asian Institute


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    Please note that events posted on this website are considered to be public events – unless otherwise stated – and you are choosing to enter a space where your image and/or voice may be captured as part of event proceedings that may be made public as part of a broadcast, webcast, or publication (online and in print). We make every effort to ensure your personal information is kept and used in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). If you have any questions please get in touch with our office at munkschool@utoronto.ca or 416-946-8900.


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February 2015

  • Friday, February 27th Balancing Opportunity and Risk: How Multinationals are Viewing China

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    Friday, February 27, 20152:00PM - 4:00PM208N, North House, Munk School of Global Affairs
    1 Devonshire Place
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    Description

    Christian Murck is a member of the International Advisory Council of APCO Worldwide. He is based in New York, NY having returned in August 2013 after twenty-two years in Asia. He is also a trustee of the Yale-China Association, an independent foundation engaged in educational, medical and cultural exchange programs between the U.S. and China, and a trustee of the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia.

    Contact

    Stephanie Taylor
    416-946-8996


    Speakers

    Dr. Christian Murck
    Trustee at United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia Member, International Advisory Council at APCO Worldwide Vice Chair, Board of Trustees at Yale-China Asociation


    Main Sponsor

    Asian Institute

    Co-Sponsors

    Munk School of Global Affairs


    Disclaimer:

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