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A Statement on Anti-Racism and the Asian Institute

Anti-Racism and the Asian Institute

June 5, 2020

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A photo collage of CAS students superimposed with celebratory confetti designs

Celebrating CAS & SAS Grads: A Virtual Convocation Page

June 1, 2020

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People take photos as the rooms at the Grand Hotel are illuminated to form the word "zero" after Taiwan reported no new coronavirus cases for two consecutive days, in Taipei on April 17. SAM YEH/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Phillip Lispcy for Foreign Policy: It’s Too Soon to Call Coronavirus Winners and Losers

May 14, 2020

Given how much remains unknown about the virus, talk of success may be premature.

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Arts & Science News asks Jun Zhang what’s in store for China, global economy

May 7, 2020

Asian Institute Affiliated Faculty member and economic geographer Jun Zhang discusses how China’s economy affects the world and how the economic recovery may look in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A man reads a book in front of a board with an image of China's President Xi Jinping at a book store in Shenyang, China, on April 23. STR/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Diana Fu for Foreign Policy: China Has a Playbook for Managing Coronavirus Chaos

May 6, 2020

The pandemic’s legacy for many may be that living in a Chinese-style dictatorship is far superior to living in the West’s free societies that cannot harness disorder quickly.

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Lynette Ong on Steve Paiken's The Agenda

Watch: Lynette Ong Discusses Canada-China Relations Amid COVID-19 on The Agenda with Steve Paiken

April 23, 2020

A global pandemic, a shifting global order, and in both cases, China is the central figure.

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image of large body of water from birds eye view

CASSU co-publishes magazine in honour of World Water Day

April 22, 2020

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A man pulls an ancient manuscript off a shelf.

New Open Access Database of Myanmar Manuscripts and Textual Artefacts at U of T

April 6, 2020

Professor Christoph Emmrich and doctoral students Tony Scott, Rachelle Sayura, and Andrew Dade played key roles in the development and delivery of the database.

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Asian Institute Staff: Shannon Garden-Smith, Nina Boric, Dasha Kuznetsova, and Katherine MacIvor

Asian Institute Staff Team Receives University of Toronto Award of Excellence

March 26, 2020

Shannon-Garden Smith, Nina Boric, Dasha Kuznetsova, and Katherine MacIvor are the recipients of the Northrop Frye Award (Staff) for their work on the Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge (ITAC).

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Arrested Rohingya women leave a court near Yangon, Myanmar, on Feb. 21. A month earlier, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered Myanmar to take urgent measures to protect its Muslim Rohingya population from persecution and atrocities, and preserve evidence of alleged crimes against them. (Ann Wang/Reuters)

CBC Op-Ed by ITAC Recipients Sakshi Shetty and Kassandra Neranjan

March 23, 2020

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