Important exhibition at Index G guest-curated by Asian Institute affiliate

February 25, 2009

Beijing-trained film scholar, Zhu XiaoYi, guest-curated exhibition by Du Haibin, a graduate of the Beijing Film Academy in 2000. He has already made a number of important documentary films, two of which, “Beautiful Men” and “Umbrella”, can be viewed.

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Asian Institute to debut CinemAsia in partnership with Reel Asian

November 8, 2008

This is the 12th edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival (Nov 12-16). CinemaAsia debuts as a preamble to the festival with a Sabu retrospective and academic/industry panels. CinemAsia opens with gala on Nov 11 at Innis Town Hall.

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Asian Institute invites Hong Kong film director Kenneth Bi (“The Drummer”)

November 6, 2008

As part of CinemAsia, Kenneth Bi will be a panellist on “Hong Kong, 100 Years of Films – A Panel on the Centennial. Other panellists are Sam Ho (Hong Kong Film Archive), Jessica Li (York U), Raymond Phathanavirangoon (TIFF); moderated by Bart Testa (UT).

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New staff announcement

November 4, 2008

Annette Courtemanche joins the Asian Institute as the Administrator and Financial Assistant. She will be administering the Collaborative Master’s Program in Asia Pacific Studies in addition to her financial responsibilities.

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Social Capital and Civic Engagement in Asia call

October 1, 2008

Asian Institute’s thematic dissertation workshop seeks to engage scholars whose work explores the impacts of collective action and social capital, and its various component parts.

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Olympic Water Cube exhibit features student work

September 12, 2008

Photographs in the “Water Cube: le Making of” exhibit capture the striking architectural features of Beiing’s two main Olympic venues, the “Water Cube” National Aquatics Center and the adjacent “Bird’s Nest” National Stadium, in their making.

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Francis Cody, new faculty to join the Asian Institute

September 2, 2008

The director of the Centre for South Asia Studies, Professor Chelva Kanaganayakam, is very pleased to announce an appointment of Dr. Cody to the Post Colonial Studies and Empire in Asia position at the Asian Insitute and Anthropology.

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New director for the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies

September 1, 2008

Professor Ito Peng, Department of Sociology, has been appointed the director for 2008-09. This will be Professor Peng’s second term as director, having served in 2005-07.

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Faculty Search for Asian Modernities Assistant Professor

September 1, 2008

The Asian Institute and the Departments of East Asian Studies/Sociology invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Asian Modernities.

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Asian Pacific Reader and East Asia Forum collaboration

July 22, 2008

The Asia Pacific Reader is thrilled to announce a joint effort with the East Asia Forum, a long standing academic journal published by the East Asian Studies Graduate Student Union. The combined efforts will produce an annual journal on East Asia.

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