York Centre for Asian Research

Abidin Kusno appointed new director of the York Centre for Asian Research

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) welcomed Professor Abidin Kusno (Faculty of Environmental Studies) as the centre’s new director on July 1. York Professor Abidin Kusno Kusno is the centre’s fourth director, and will inherit an active portfolio of research initiatives and activities related to Asia and Asian diasporas at York. “I am looking […]

YCAR's 2013 Asia Lecture looks at value and waste in capitalist society

The York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) 2013 Asia Lecture will feature geography and global studies Professor Vinay Gidwani of the University of Minnesota talking about value struggles in Delhi. The talk, Value Struggles: Waste Work and Urban Ecology in Delhi, will be on Tuesday, Oct. 8, with coffee beginning at 10:30am, followed by the […]

University of Oxford social anthropologist to give Asia Lecture

Xiang Biao, a lecturer in social anthropology at the University of Oxford, will deliver the annual 2012 Asia Lecture in November. Xiang’s talk, “The Intermediary Trap: International Labour Recruitment, Transnational Governance and State-Citizen Relations in China,” will take place Nov. 5 at 519 York Research Tower, Keele campus. A reception will begin at 2:30pm, followed […]

Call for papers for YCAR graduate student conference

Graduate associates of the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) are calling for papers that seek to rethink and reconstruct the conventional framework of "Asia" from a broad range of disciplines for the (Re)Constructions: Researching and Rethinking Asia graduate student conference, running April 26 to 27, 2013. The question of reconstructing the conceptual frameworks for […]

The University recruits a new Canada Research Chair and gains a renewed Canada Research Chair

York University welcomes the appointment of Christian Haas as its new Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Arctic Sea Ice Geophysics and the renewal of a CRC in the History of Modern China for Joshua Fogel. As Tier 1 CRCs, Haas and Fogel will each receive $1.4 million over seven years. The CRC is part of […]