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Spotlight on Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library

January 26, 2012

The Library houses the largest research collection on Hong Kong and Canada-Hong Kong studies outside of Hong Kong. The Asian Institute is a collaborator of the Library’s speaker and cinema series. View the Library video here.

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The University of Toronto’s Independent Weekly: The future of the Chosen Un

January 20, 2012

North Korea, to borrow Winston Churchill’s phrase, is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”

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Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies conference a great success!

November 24, 2011

On October 14-15, the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies hosted the biennial conference of the CCSEAS. More than 120 people attended for a full two days of panels. Scholars from Asia, Europe and the

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Longest journey by motorcycle in one country

November 22, 2011

Asian Institute affiliate Ryan Pyle and his brother Colin are in the Canadian edition of the Guinness Book of World Records for 2012, following their epic tour of China – a 10,091-mile (16,240-km) ride starting and finishing in Shanghai.

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Full house at opening of Taiwanese Cuisine: Intimate Politics in Film

October 21, 2011

The opening gala screening of NIGHT MARKET HERO directed by Tien-Lun Yeh played to a full house at Innis Town Hall last Friday. While the after party in Innis Café, showcasing authentic Taiwanese night market food, spilled into the hallways.

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An Exploration of Korean Cuisine

June 28, 2011

Experts from around the globe gathered with food aficionados and interested students, faculty and members of the public on June 10 for the sold-out 2011 Asian Foodprints Conference, Exploring Korea through Its Foods and Foodways.

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2011 Tamil Studies Conference

May 25, 2011

Over 150 attendees came together on May 13 & 14th for the sixth annual Tamil Studies Conference, Parimaanam: Images, Embodiments and Contestations, held at the University of Toronto, New College.

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Korean Food: More Important Than Sex?

May 13, 2011

This question is one of many to be explored at the 2011 Asian Foodprints conference, Exploring Korea Through Its Foods and Foodways, to be held on Friday, June 10.

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Asia-Pacific Club Folds 2190 Cranes for Japan

April 6, 2011

U of T’s Asia-Pacific Club wrapped up its week-long One Thousand Cranes for Japan fundraiser on Friday, April 1, after a week of crane folding in the lobby of Sidney Smith Hall. The group raised $1,076.22 and folded an astounding 2,190 cranes.

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AI Affiliate Ryan Pyle Reflects on the Middle Kingdom Ride

March 2, 2011

Since completing his circumnavigation of China by motorcycle, AI Affiliate Ryan Pyle has been busy reflecting on his journey. Read about his recent activities in his own words, and attend his talk as part of Asian Heritage Month.

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