Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

sumi painting of rabbits

Happy Lunar New Year!

Year of the Rabbit - Sumi-e painting by our talented PWFC Program Manager Mike Abe. Look for 2023 hidden twice!

Autumn leaves

CAPI has moved!

CAPI is back in the Fraser building! We are now settling into our new space within the Law Library. You will no longer find CAPI in Sedgewick C Wing. 

Pooja Parmar


We're delighted to congratulate CAPI Acting Director Pooja Parmar on her award of a five-year President’s Chair, entitled, Law and Indigeneity in a Global Context. This award is in recognition of Pooja’s exceptional international scholarship relating to Indigenization and global engagement.

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2023 CAPI Internship Opportunities

Funded 4-6 month placements with organizations across Asia between May - November 2023.

Two upcoming info sessions: 19 Jan 2023 11:30am and 8 Feb 2023 1:00pm in SED C168

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rice fields in thailand

Field School in Thailand

A new initiative for UVic Undergraduate students in May-June 2023.

Deadline for applications - 27 January 2023

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Over 30 years of bridging the Pacific

The Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives is located at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Our team conducts research on policy issues and builds relationships with universities and civil society organizations in the region. We hold international conferences and events and act as a resource facility for the university and the wider community on this important and diverse part of the world. Read more

Featured video

The Politics of Population in East Asia - A virtual roundtable convened by CAPI visiting fellow Sujin Lee, Assistant Professor of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria.
Visit CAPI's YouTube channel for all our videos

CAPI in the news

  • Visiting CAPI speaker Dr. Swaran Singh in conversation with host Robyn Burns on the latest crisis in the Taiwan Strait | CBC All Points West

  • CAPI China Chair Guoguang Wu comments on a variety of Chinese current affairs, including the country's zero covid policy, Sino-Russian cooperation against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine, and Xi Jinping's quest for a third term in the fall | Radio France Internationale - Chinese

  • “China’s zero-Covid policy will increasingly leave it — and Hong Kong, to the extent that it follows — isolated” - CAPI Director/Law Chair Victor V. Ramraj on mainland China as the exception to loosening covid restrictions in Asia | The New York Times


Recent major works


India After World History: Literature, Comparison, and Approaches to Globalization (2022). Edited by CAPI Senior Research Fellow Neilesh Bose

book cover - Smart Cities in Asia

Smart Cities in Asia: Regulations, Problems, and Development (2022). Edited by CAPI Post-Doc Scholar Thanh Phan and Senior Research Fellow Daniela Damian [open access]

Landscapes of Injustice book cover

Landscapes of Injustice: A New Perspective on the Internment and Dispossession of Japanese Canadians (2020), the culminating volume of the Landscapes of Injustice Project, edited by Project Director and CAPI Senior Fellow Jordan Stanger-Ross