Hong Kong Post-1997: Asian Institute Conference

May 1, 2007

Top Hong Kong scholars and community leaders will gather for a one-day conference to discuss the political, social and economic continuities and changes in Hong Kong since 1997 on Friday, May 26, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Munk Centre.

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From the Queen to the Chief Executive: HK Films 10 Years After the Handover

April 17, 2007

Munk Centre’s Asian Institute presents the first Hong Kong Film Festival on May 4-6. The opening film will be the Toronto premiere of director Pang Ho-Cheung’s film, ISABELLA, winner of two music awards and nominated for best actress.

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Asian Institute Partners with Reel Asian to Launch Hong Kong Film Festival

April 12, 2007

The exciting line-up of films and panels of the first University of Toronto Hong Kong Film Festival will be announced on Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m. at a press launch at the Croft Chapter House, 15 King’s College Circle.

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10th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to China

January 1, 2007

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Canada) contributes $11,000 to the Asian Institute in sponsorship of a series called “Hong Kong in 2007: A Prospective Retrospective” to mark the 10th anniversity of the establishment of the Hong Kong SAR.

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Asia Pacific Reader co-sponsors film Little Red Flowers (看上去很美)

November 12, 2006

Asian Institute’s student managed APR co-sponsors feature presentation at this year’s Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival.

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One-on-One with Patrick Tam

November 9, 2006

The Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library and the Asian Institute present, “In the Director’s Chair: A Conversation with Patrick Tam” conducted by Bart Testa, Innis College Cinema Studies, on Nov 16, 7 pm.

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Lecture by Amnesty International’s adopted “prisoner of conscience”

October 30, 2006

Dr. Dante C. Simbulan will speak at the Munk Centre for International Studies on November 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m. on “The Oligarchy and the Continuing Philippine Crisis”. Dr. Simbulan will be available afterwards for a book signing.

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Exciting launch: Linking Asia Bit by Bit

October 2, 2006

The Asia Pacific Reader is proud to announce its inauguration Oct 10, 3-4 p.m. at the Munk Centre. President David Naylor and FAS Vice Dean Meric Gertler will give remarks followed by a presentation given by the editors. A reception follows.

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New director at the Centre for South Asian Studies

September 4, 2006

Kanishka Goonewardena, Professor of Geography, has been appointed as the new director of the Centre for South Asian Studies at the Asian Institute for 2006-2011.

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