students stand on the bank of a river in Osaka, Japan

Diversifying Culture Beyond the Human in Osaka, Japan

September 11, 2019

Antony Zelenka and Johanna Pokorny What can strolling along a dammed and dyked river system on the post-industrial outskirts of Osaka, Japan teach us about cultural diversity? This past spring, eleven graduate students from the University of Toronto were led...

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3 CAS students in Myanmar

“Nothing short of eye-opening”: The Asian Institute’s ICM to Myanmar

August 1, 2019

Asian Institute students and faculty traveled to Yangon, Myanmar for ten days to see, feel, taste, and hear about the issues they study in seminars and readings.

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boys in Cox's Bazar refugee settlment, Bangladesh. Photo by Sakshi Shetty

Student Researchers Examine Gendered Aid in the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

May 30, 2019

With support from the Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge, undergraduate students conducted on-the-ground research in Cox’s Bazar refugee settlement, Bangladesh.

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Tong Lam photograph

Tong Lam: Moving Images, Moving People

May 3, 2019

Professor Tong Lam’s Contact Photography Festival exhibition documents contemporary China’s outdoor film phenomena, exploring themes of urban space, spectacle, and the formation of the political subject.

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Tong Lam photograph

Tong Lam: Moving Images, Moving People

May 2, 2019

Professor Tong Lam’s photographs will be featured at 401 Richmond as part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival from May 10 to June 8, 2019.

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close up on the body of a soldier holding an automatic weapon.

A Closer Look at the Kashmir Crisis

March 20, 2019

Centre for South Asian Studies Postdoctoral Fellow Joseph McQuade discusses the recent escalating tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, their historical roots and their local and global implications.

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tractors in a field with golden temple in the background

Tea Circle Brings New Perspectives on Burma/Myanmar to the Asian Institute

March 14, 2019

Founded at the University of Oxford, Tea Circle has recently found a new home at the University of Toronto.

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The CASSU Executive Team poses in front of shelves of books in the Munk School library

Global Careers through Asia Conference offers lessons for life after graduation

February 11, 2019

Grace Chong and Richard Liu led the Contemporary Asian Studies Student Union team in organizing this year’s conference. Read about what they learned from the experience.

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Movement-based artist Eiko Otake poses among concrete tetrapods.


February 8, 2019

The Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies presents a series of events in spring 2019 including performance by artist Eiko Otake (March 15), symposium (March 16), and photo exhibits (March 4-April 14).

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Student Research Awards at the Asian Institute, 2018-19 Call for Ideas

Call for Ideas: 2018-19 Student Research Awards at the Asian Institute

December 12, 2018

The Richard Charles Lee Insights through Asia Challenge (ITAC) and the Global Taiwan Studies Program Big Ideas Competition are accepting applications now.

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