Neil Burton lecture series

Timothy J. Stanley presents the 2017 Neil Burton Memorial Lecture
Timothy J. Stanley presents the 2017 Neil Burton Memorial Lecture

This lecture series is supported by a memorial fund dedicated to the late professor and long-time advocate for closer Asia-Canada relations, Neil Burton.

Neil Burton went to China as part of the first Canada-China student exchange in 1973. He lived in China for eight years and then in Japan for 18 years before returning to Canada in 1990. Neil taught at Sophia University, the University of Toronto and at the University of Victoria. A commemorative fund has been established in his honour and has funded the lecture series since 2010.

Previous lectures

Title Speaker Date
What’s in a Name? Overcoming Exclusions in the Stories We Tell Timothy J. Stanley Nov. 20, 2017
Children of Denial Larry Grant March 21, 2016
Mapping from the Water: The Chinese Enlargement of the World in the 17th Century Timothy Brook Feb. 23. 2015
Shark Truth: Bridging the Worlds of Culture and Environmentalism Claudia Li Feb. 26, 2014
Neil Burton and the Historic Debate on China's Future: Echoes from the Past to the Present Mark Sidel Jan. 24, 2013
Living with Hiroshima: My Memories of 66 Years Koko Tanimoto Kondo Jan. 31, 2012
China's Workers Rising Cathy Walker Dec. 2, 2010