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Multispecies Infrastructures in Thailand’s Chao Phraya Delta: Lecture on Floating Rice, Water Management Infrastructures, and Political Interests

December 5, 2014

What do rice, politics, and infrastructures have to do with each other? More than intuition would have us believe, as Atsuro Morita highlighted in his November 28, 2014 talk at the Asian Institute on multispecies infrastructures in Thailand’s Chao Phraya...

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“White Lawyer’s Burden” and Legal Orientalism: Lecture by Teemu Ruskola

November 26, 2014

The English Poet, Rudyard Kipling believed that the western civilization was duty bound to enlighten the more brutish and barbaric parts of the world. His poem, the White Man’s Burden opens by referring to these people as “new-caught, sullen peoples,...

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Afterlives of the Korean War: On Unfinished Wars and The Politics of the Past- Panel Event

November 20, 2014

An unresolved war in the Korean Peninsula continues to affect people’s lives even today. Korea’s geopolitical conditions have justified as state of emergency as a rule governing life. To address this issue, on October 24, 2014 the Centre for the...

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Afterlives of the Korean War – Truth and Reconciliation in Korea Keynote Lecture

November 20, 2014

The Korean War continues to be the longest drawn conflict in the 20th century. Despite relative peace and tranquillity at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas, the war officially is still ongoing sixty-four years from its breakout. Korea thus...

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Afterlives of the Korean War Symposium: Explorations of a Forgotten War

November 14, 2014

Third-year student Fatin Tawfig attended every part of the Centre for the Study of Korea’s recent symposium: read about her experience.

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Strengthening Urban Climate Change Resilience in Southeast Asia

November 5, 2014

Asian Institute affiliated Professor Amrita Daniere co-directs a new multimillion dollar partnership on climate resilience

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“The Babu is Back:” Sameer Saran’s lecture on Modi’s Foreign Policy

November 4, 2014

Nehruvian strong handed centralization coupled with bureaucratic despotism will be the future of India under the newly elected Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Despite being, what many would say, the antithesis of a secular Jawaharlal Nehru, Modi has demonstrated several...

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When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

October 7, 2014

Professor Janet Poole’s forthcoming book discusses Korea’s literary production during Japanese rule

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Living on Your Own

October 7, 2014

Living on Your Own: Young Women and the Pursuit for Independence   Professor Jesook Song, Associate Professor of Anthropology and a faculty affiliate of the Centre for the Study of Korea at the University of Toronto, has published Living on...

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Lynette Ong interviewed for BBC’s Program on China’s Urbanization and Migrant Workers

September 23, 2014

Asian Institute Professor Lynette Ong, a political scientist and China specialist, was interviewed by BBC World on their September 8, 2014 BBC World Service Daily Podcast.  The program was about how the Chinese government is trying to manage internal migration...

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