Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario
Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs
H.H. Levy Gallery, Level 1
Until March 2012
In the modern period, Indian visual forms have often combined past and
present techniques in new hybrid varieties. Indian painted photographs
exemplify this by combining established painting styles with the new
technology of photography. This exhibition brings together 60 works from
the ROM's collection that have been acquired in the last decade but never
before on display. They date from the 1860s, a few decades after the
invention of photography, to the 2000s, well after the introduction of
Indian painted photographs were made to commemorate, convey status, and mark
On October 10, 2011, the world will be commemorating the centennial of the Xinhai Revolution, ending the Qing Dynasty and founding a republican China. The Asia Pacific Memo, published through the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia, has published four short essays on this topic. They are written by UBC Professors Diana Lary, Tsering Shakya, Henry Yu, and Timothy Brook.
Please visit the following link for the essays:
The Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library invites you to the book launch of “The China Challenge: Sino-Canadian Relations in the 21st Century”edited by Huhua Cao and Vivienne Poy.
10 AM to 1 PM, Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library
8th floor, 130 St. George St.
University of Toronto
As the fall semester starts, the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is re-launching our lecture series on Magnificent Chinese Civilization (MCC). We would like to cordially invite you and your friends to our next MCC lecture on Chinese Calligraphy, which is to take place at 2:30pm, Monday, September 26, 2011:
Speaker: Dr. Jason Kao (高耀星) with live demonstration by Mr. Paulo Zheng (石甫 )
Chair: Dr. Helen Xiaoyan Wu, Global Asian Studies, UofT Scarborough
2:30 p.m. Monday, September 26 2011
Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, 8th floor, Robarts Library
130 St. George Street, Toronto
Free Admission. Limited seats available.
RSVP to Lucy Gan by email (lucy...@utoronto.ca) or by phone 416-978-1025.
Prof. Kazuto Sawada
Women’s Kimonos of the Edo Era: Social Class Reflected in the Patterns
October 4, 2011 (Tuesday) 8:00 P.M.
Jane Mallett Theatre in St Lawrence Centre for the Arts, Toronto, 27 Front St. E
Admission $26.79, including handling charges and tax
Tickets available by phone: 416.366.7723, Online: https://boxoffice.stl.com/public/
Koto players, Ai KAJIGANO and Tsugumi YAMAMOTO enjoy their duo concert careers internationally as “TsuguKaji-KOTO” as well as their individual performing activities. The repertoire of “TsuguKaji-KOTO” was built on a solid foundation based in the traditional classics of their 13-stringed instrument and has developed to include enriched contemporary compositions.
APR 2011-2012 Call for Editors and Research Staff
The Asia Pacific Reader is currently recruiting new editorial and research staff, for positions in both our publications and research departments. Individuals accepted for positions will also be able to actively blog on the APR website, and graduate student editors will be eligible to apply for the Dr. David Chu Leadership award (the current value is $2000) in March 2012 for the 2011-2012 academic year.
If you are interested in applying for a position as an Editor or Staff member, please review each respective department on our website.
Applications should include:
a) Programme of study and intended year of graduation
b) List any Asia Pacific related scholarships, courses and languages
The Asian Institute is currently expanding its teaching offerings, and is offering two exciting new courses next year:
1) ASI200Y1: Global Asia. This is a new foundation course for the Asia-Pacific Studies major and minor, with a broad “pan-Asia” scope. The course covers East, Southeast and South Asia, and introduces students to the region’s growing role in the contemporary global economy. It also provides an interdisciplinary lens onto key themes including the dynamic movement of people, ideas, and resources across borders in the region, as well as economic, political and cultural connections tying Asia to Canada.