Recent books

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Our research philosophy

Bringing together leading experts on Asia from across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, the Asian Institute is an aggregator and accelerator of faculty and student research. Our pan-Asian approach furthers the deep, specialized knowledge about particular regions that is necessary to understand the complexities of local issues, while fostering transnational and interdisciplinary conversations that transcend and contextualize local viewpoints. Through our innovative teaching programs, projects, and events, we provide researchers with the inspiration, support, and resources they need to produce leading-edge scholarship on Asia. 

Explore resources for researchers of Asian studies at the University of Toronto Libraries, including the Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, South Asian Studies library resources, and the Asian Cinema and Short Film Collection at U of T Mississauga.

Recent publications

Mediating Gender in Post-Authoritarian South Korea
University of Michigan Press
Michelle Cho and Jesook Song
Quietude book cover.
Oxford University Press
Joshua D. Pilzer
Issues & Studies: A Social Science Quarterly on China, Taiwan, and East Asian Affairs
Issues & Studies: A Social Science Quarterly on China, Taiwan, and East Asian Affairs
By Lynette Ong
A doctor wearing a white coat and a stethoscope holds a tablet with small icons in a honeycomb formation appear emanating from the screen
The Lancet
By Carmen Jacqueline Ho, Hina Khalid, Kimberly Skead & Joseph Wong
South Asia in Motion: Protestant Textuality and the Tamil Modern: Political Oratory and the Social Imaginary in South Asia. Bernard Bate. Edited by E. Annamalai, Francis Cody, Malarvizhi Jayanth, and Constantine V. Nakassis
Stanford University Press
Francis Cody