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UCRSEA Urban Climate Resilience Workshop


May 6, 2016

Opening the Second Annual Meeting and Workshop of Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership program (UCRSEA) in Hanoi, H.E. David Devine, Canadian Ambassador to Vietnam, highlighted the importance of building resilient urban futures for the countries in the Mekong...

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South Asia


October 8, 2015

South Asia: The Journal of South Asian Studies put together an Editor’s Choice Collection of influential articles, in part to run concurrently with the Annual Conference on South Asia, held at the University of Wisconsin.  One of the 10 articles selected is by...

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Francis Cody

Mediating the People: Newspapers and Mass Politics in South India

September 16, 2015

Professor Francis Cody received a SSHRC Insight Grant for his project Mediating the People: Newspapers and Mass Politics in South India. Read more about the project below. This project examines the role of newspapers in shaping political life in Tamil Nadu, India....

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Somnio: The Way We See It

September 16, 2015

Doctoral student in Comparative Literature and South Asian Studies Pushpa Acharya recently published a book of Poetry, Somnio: The Way We See It. Read an interview with him and the other authors from the Edmonton Arts Council Blog.

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Nicole Constable

“We asked for workers. We got people instead.”

March 24, 2015

“We asked for workers. We got people instead.” Such is the nature of the lives of migrant women in Hong Kong. On March 2, 2015 Nicole Constable, director of anthropology and Asian studies at the University of Pittsburg, visited the...

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Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier

February 9, 2015

What does a transition from subsistence agriculture to capitalist agriculture look like? At the January 23, 2015 book launch for Tania Li’s new book, Land’s End: Capitalist Relations on an Indigenous Frontier,  co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Development...

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land of many palaces

Migration, Ecology, and China’s New Urban Space: A Screening of The Land of Many Palaces

February 9, 2015

Picture this: A sprawling metropolis situated in the middle of a barren desert, comprised of a multitude rows of glimmering, but empty apartment blocks. Welcome to Ordos City.

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Special Issue of the Journal of Korean Studies co-edited by CSK Faculty

February 7, 2015

Judy Han, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, and Jennifer Jihye Chun, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, were guest editors for a special edition of the Journal of Korean Studies on “Gender and Politics in Contemporary Korea.”

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Modern Chinese Intellectual History: Diversity Hidden Under Dissent

February 6, 2015

In the West, when we think of Chinese intellectuals, the figures that come to mind are dissidents and democrats, activists and idealists. Often, the ones on our radar are those who have been imprisoned or persecuted for their ideas and...

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Professor Takashi Fujitani on Racism in America, War Memory, and Clint Eastwood

January 15, 2015

Undergraduate student Rachel Ball-Jones sat down with Professor Takashi Fujitani to talk about his research on Japan in World War II and how Hollywood plays a role shaping memory.

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