Announcement


Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies under new directorship

September 14, 2009

Joseph Wong, director the Asian Institute, is very happy to announce the appointment of Professor Rachel Silvey as the interim Director of the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies.

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Festival of South Asian Literature and the Arts

September 1, 2009

The Centre for South Asian Studies is co-presenting an impressive two days of readings, performances, and discussions with book sales and an art exhibition.

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Bertrand’s “Democracy and Identity in Asia” among newly created courses

July 30, 2009

Joseph Wong will teach a second pan-Asia course, “Asia and the New Global Economy”, in the Spring, and new faculty, Yiching Wu, will teach “Nationalism, Revolution and Reform in Asia: China in Comparative Perspective”, also in the Spring.

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Ryan Pyle shares experience of one year anniversary of Sichuan quake

May 13, 2009

Asian Institute affiliate, Ryan Pyle, has written a blog about what it is like working in the quake zone, as May 12 marked the one year anniversary. It was a horrific experience, and one that is still causing all kinds of problems in China.

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Sessional lecturers wanted for South Asian Studies

May 5, 2009

The Centre for South Asian Studies is hiring sessional lecturers for a number of positions for the newly migrated undergraduate program in South Asian Studies to the Munk Centre.

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Senator Vivienne Poy to open Asian Heritage Month at the Asian Institute

April 13, 2009

Senator Poy will open the conference, “Asian Foodprints: China & Hong Kong”, bringing together academics, researchers, students, industry experts, and food enthusiasts interested in Asian society and culture, and global cuisines and wine.

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“Water Cube: Le Making of” becomes an in-demand exhibition

April 2, 2009

The photographs in Water Cube: Le Making of are currently on exhibit at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre in Hamilton, Ontario [http://www.wahc-museum.ca/].

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Star chef David Lee invited to speak at the University of Toronto

March 25, 2009

The Asian Heritage Month opening event entitled, “Asian Foodprints: China & Hong Kong”, has attracted the attention of chef David Lee of Splendido and Nota Bene. The Asian Institute has invited him to participate in a panel on food as aesthetic project.

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Film collection in Canada Hong Kong Library

March 11, 2009

The Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library has about 500 titles in its media collection. You can now borrow and view the DVD and VCD titles at the media centre of the Library.

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Exhibition by U of T alumni and photo-journalist Ryan Pyle

March 5, 2009

Ryan Pyle will speak and offer a photography exhibition on “Change in China”, essentially a collection of images from his photo journalism work in China over the last 5 years. (Asian Institute and York Centre for Asian Research)

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