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The Private is Political – But so is Just About Everything Else

March 24, 2015

If there is anything that I have learned in my time as an Asian Institute work-study student, it’s that it’s that virtually every issue can be reduced to politics. I know that this may sound like a gross exaggeration. Not...

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Searching for identity: the youth of post-colonial Hong Kong’s expatriate community

March 10, 2015

From bustling wet markets or traditional fishing villages to gleaming skyscrapers and glittering malls, these are some of the imageries provoked when one thinks about Hong Kong. However, many often overlooked a particular feature that the city has maintained throughout...

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I Am a Visitor

March 10, 2015

I spent the better part of last year in East Asia kind of studying, kind of working, kind of traveling. Through Victoria College, I was on an exchange/internship program that started with learning Korean in Seoul, South Korea and ended...

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My “Journey” to Tibet

March 10, 2015

I grew up in northeast China until the age of 13. Since I was little, I have been bombarded with the message that China is a nation consisted of 56 ethnicities. On TV, I would be presented with an exotic...

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Re:locations: Journal of the Asia-Pacific World Call for Submissions

February 11, 2015

On a rolling basis throughout the year, the Re:locations academic forum invites quality submissions from both graduate and undergraduate students

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Your Guide to Understanding the Hong Kong Protests

February 10, 2015

Undergraduate student Yasmine Kerfi writes on the Hong Kong Protests for The Foreign Observer.

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ICM to Burma Fundraisers

February 5, 2015

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

November 13, 2014

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

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Born in Canada and feeling Chinese

August 29, 2014

I speak Dim Sum: chao shao bao.  My Chinese vocabulary is limited to two things: food and ping yin (the Latin of Chinese language).  But my physical appearance states otherwise: dark hair, brown Asian eyes and a modest 5’2” frame....

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2013–14 ICM Series Part 2: Fundraising

March 24, 2014

Hi, I’m Hormuz Dadabhoy, a fourth-year student studying Contemporary Asian Studies and Environmental Studies. You may have read my classmate Melissa Pallarca’s blog post on writing the proposal for CAS400Y’s ICM to the Chinese/ North Korean border and Seoul set...

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