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Ryan Pyle photographs China’s golf course construction boom

January 11, 2010

The story revolves around Hainan Island, China’s southern most province, which is currently experiencing a golf course construction boom; the only concern is that the government in Beijing recently passed a law making golf course construction illegal.

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A MOU on Hong Kong-Canada working holiday arrangement signed

December 23, 2009

During the Prime Minister’s visit to Hong Kong earlier in December, a MOU was signed between Hong Kong and Canada to firm up the establishment of a bilateral “Working Holiday Arrangement” to take effect from March 1, 2010.

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Early review on Stages of Capital

October 20, 2009

TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (London) | What are you reading? | From a look over the shoulders of a scholar-reviewer

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Asian Institute successfully launched inaugural Asian Foodprints

May 5, 2009

The Asian Institute at the University of Toronto hosted its inaugural conference on Asian Foodprints on Friday, May 1. This year’s focus was China and Hong Kong.

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Canadian Premiere of “Flowers in the Sky” with filmmaker in attendance

April 17, 2009

The Centre for South Asian Studies has invited award-winning Prasanna Vithanage, one of Sri Lanka’s most notable filmmakers, to screen his latest film currently touring the festival circuit and will be released into Sri Lankan cinemas in July 2009.

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South Asian Studies moves to the Munk Centre

April 13, 2009

Starting September, there will be a shift in priorities for the undergraduate program in South Asian Studies. “This is a good time to rethink what we want the program to do,” said Chelva Kanaganayakam, director of the Centre for South Asia Studies.

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Tamil support out in the open

April 7, 2009

“The politics of blame never resolved anything.” University of Toronto English professor and director of the Centre for South Asian Studies, Chelva Kanaganayakam, is among a group of non-political voices searching for a genuine solution.

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Field school augments classroom theories for undergraduates

March 5, 2009

In a ten-day excursion led by Stephen Trott and Kunhee Park, Asia Pacific students were hosted by Seoul National University, Ewha, Korea University, think-tanks and civil society during Reading Week. A presentation of their observations is forthcoming.

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Grad student spends summer coordinating programs for Sichuan quake sites

September 1, 2008

Sherlyn Hu, graduate student of the Asia Pacific Studies program and Faculty of Social Work, coordinated the production and delivery of online trauma counseling training modules for a mental health professional training program held at Chengdu, Sichuan.

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Indonesia field school pilot project

August 18, 2008

In May, Professor Joshua Barker accompanied 14 graduate and undergraduate students to Indonesia for an inaugural field course about planning and development in an Asian megacity. The pilot was a great success and will likely be repeated in the future.

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