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The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) in the media

Quebec Survey Respondents Positive, Pragmatic About Ties with China

The Hill Times | May 16, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Paul Evans

Gurpreet Singh: Jailed Indian Academic G.N. Saibaba Wins Support from Human Rights Activists in Canada

The Georgia Straight | May 13, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Anne Murphy

Malaysia’s Election Is a Strange Brew of ‘Fake News,’ Cambridge Analytica and a 92-Year-Old Autocrat-Turned-Reformer

L.A. Times | May 7, 2018 | Featuring: Dr. Kai Ostwald

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Recent announcements

Information and updates from the IAR

New Survey Finds Quebec Respondents Positive and Pragmatic about Relations with China

May 17, 2018 The Program on Emerging Issues in Sino-Canadian Relations has just released its second survey of Canadian attitudes.  It was conducted in March and focuses on respondents in Quebec.  For the complete results plus French and English language summaries of the main findings see the Publications page on our website.  Read more

Workshop on Canada-China Relations and Peacekeeping Cooperation: An Interview with Professor Brian Job

April 24, 2018 China’s emerging role as a major player in UN Peacekeeping operations and Canada’s past experience and new plans for “smart contributions” to peace support operations provided the backdrop to a lively workshop in Beijing January 25th-26th, 2018. As part of an ongoing project on “Emerging Issues in Canada-China Relations” that has been organizing joint research […] Read more

Dr. Sara Shneiderman Won the 2017 James Fisher Book Award

April 5, 2018 Congratulations to Dr. Sara Shneiderman whose book Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India, has been awarded the 2017 James Fisher Book Award from the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies for First Books on the Himalayan Region! Dr. Shneiderman’s book, Rituals of Ethnicity: Thangmi Identities Between Nepal and India (University of Pennsylvania Press, […] Read more

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Upcoming events

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Opportunities at the IAR

Call for Applications – Taiwan Fellowship

May 9, 2018 Taiwan Fellowship is established by the Foreign Ministry in Taiwan to encourage scholars to do research in Taiwan, on topics ranging from Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, Asia-Pacific region to Chinese studies. Application is open until June 30, 2018, and the finalists begin their research in Taiwan in 2019. Read more

Consulate General of Japan: Application for the 2019 MEXT Research Student Scholarship

May 3, 2018 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Research Student Scholarship for foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research or post-graduate students. The scholarship covers full tuition, a monthly allowance and a round-trip flight between Canada and […] Read more

From NGOs to Social Enterprises: Chinese Social Organizations in Local and Global Governance

April 27, 2018 Dr. Timothy Hildebrandt (Associate Professor of Social Policy at the LSE), an internationally-recognised expert in the study of NGOs in China, is offering his course on Chinese social organisations this coming August at the LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing (‘From NGOs to Social Enterprises: Chinese Social Organizations in Local and Global Governance’). In the course—which […] Read more

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