Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives

Japanese internment camp cemetery memorial at Manzanar

Japanese Internment in Comparative Perspective

Race, Citizenship, and Memory across North America, Latin America, and Australia

Hybrid talk - Neilesh Bose (Visiting PWFC fellow & UVic History) 

3:30pm - 5:00pm | Thursday 30 March 2023 | Sedgewick C168

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Canada, Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific Strategy

CAPI Director Victor Ramraj and CAPI Senior Research Fellow Phil Calvert brought together experts from both Canada and Southeast Asia to examine Canada's new Indo-Pacific Strategy.


Canada, Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific Strategy

The 3rd panel at this one-day conference discussed the security implications of Canada's Indo-Pacific Strategy for Canada and Southeast Asia


Sake in Canada - Tradition and Innovation

CAPI's Japan Chair Endo Takahiro organized an event with industry partners looking at Sake in Canada


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.
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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