The Munk School of Global Affairs and the Asian Institute recently hosted the 2011 Asian Foodprints conference "An Exploration of Korean Cuisine"
Experts from around the globe gathered with food aficionados and interested students, faculty and members of the public on June 10 for Exploring Korea through Its Foods and Foodways. This was the Asian Institute’s third annual Asian Foodprints conference, which culminated with a seven-course Korean dinner at the University Club of Toronto. Both the conference and the dinner were sold out. The conference webcast is available for viewing at http://hosting.epresence.tv/MUNK/1/watch/246.aspx.
The conference was also featured in a recent Toronto Star article: http://www.thestar.com/living/food/article/1012077--korea-s-food-identit....
Talk by David Pepper
Give Me that Old-Time Washi
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)
Location: The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Address: 131 Bloor St. West, 2nd Floor of the Colonnade Building
Reservation required: www.jftor.org/whatson/rsvp.php or (416) 966-1600 x104
Washi Over Time: an exhibition curated by David Pepper
at The Japan Foundation, Toronto 2008
Presented as part of Living with Washi: Japanese Paper Inspiring Daily Life, a series of events organized by The Japanese Paper Place in June 2011.
SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Netina Tan has written an engaging short account of the recent elections in Singapore. To access the article, download the attached PDF or follow the following link: http://www.asiapacificmemo.ca/turn-of-tide-singapore-watershed-election-...
The Pan-Asia Student Society (formerly known as the Asia Pacific Club), affiliated with the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia Pacific Studies, is calling for submissions for its official logo.
One submission will be selected for first place and two for runner-ups. First place will be awarded a 50 dollar gift card from Future Shop/Best Buy and a certificate from the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Runner-ups will each be awarded a U of T t-shirt and a certificate. All contest participants contest will be invited to the Asia Pacific Club’s Fall Term Welcome Party in September 2011, wherein winners will be awarded.
Submission Deadline: June 30th, 2011, 11:59 pm
It is with great pride that we present and announce the 3rd annual publication of Passages. This year's publication features work from students who participated in exchanges to Indonesia, China, and Taiwan, as well as work from graduate students across the country. We are most honoured by Professor Charles Burton's enlightening piece on China and its future participation in the international community. We thank everyone for making this year's publication a reality and encourage all of you to submit your work for one of our future publications.
Elle Burnham, Zhiying Zhang
Date: Tuesday, May 24, 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)
Address: 131 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor of the Colonnade Building
RSVP Required: http://www.jftor.org/whatson/rsvp.php or (416) 966-1600 x103
The Japan Foundation, Toronto is very pleased to welcome Master Craftsman Tamaya Shobei IX for a special demonstration of Karakuri Ningyo, elaborate mechanical dolls that first became popular in Japan in the 17th century. Mr. Shobei represents the ninth generation of a line of esteemed artisans sharing his name who specialize in Karakuri Ningyo. Technologically advanced and aesthetically beautiful, Karakuri Ningyo are considered the forebears of modern-era Japanese robotics.
Minister, Department of Health
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Taiwan, located at the nexus of northeast and southeast Asia, is the 18th largest economy in the world and is replete with vitality and a robust humanitarian spirit of caring. With greater opportunities for global cooperation in health issues since being invited to the World Health Assembly in 2009, Taiwan has wholeheartedly abided by the humanitarian principle that diseases know no borders, enthusiastically joining the effort to safeguard world health. It does so not only to discharge its obligation as a member of the international community, but also because it can add fresh vitality to the effort of keeping our global village healthy.
I would like to draw your attention a unique project initiated by Jackman Chiu, a local artist and University of Toronto alumni, whose friends in Sendai were directly impacted by the disaster.
Jackman designed a set of stickers to help raise money for The Canadian Red Cross’s Japan Earthquake/Asia-Pacific Tsunami Fund.
A small contribution can make a significant difference and I encourage you all to support this great initiative. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.