CAPI event archive

2017

Type Title Speaker(s) Date
Roundtable

The South China Sea and US-China-ASEAN Relations

Phil Calvert, CAPI Senior Research Fellow, Gordon Houlden, University of Alberta, Ted McDorman, UVic Law, Thomas J. Schoenbaum, University of Washington, Cindy Termorshuizen, Embassy of Canada to China, Brett Witthoeft, Maritime Forces Pacific, James Boutilier, Maritime Forces Pacific; Chair: Victor V. Ramraj, CAPI Law Chair

02 Feb
Talk

Offshore Extractions and the Everyday Life of a Refugee Economy in the Republic of Nauru

Julia Morris, PhD Candidate, Oxford University

07 Feb
Film (Victoria Film Festival)

Old Stone

Director: Johnny Ma

07 Feb
Film (Victoria Film Festival)

After the Storm

Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda

10 Feb
Talk Amplifying Local Community Voices: Accountability in International Development Finance Siddharth Akali, UVic JD Law grad, Consultant for Accountability Counsel, a San-Francisco based NGO 27 Feb
Talk

Academic Freedom and its Discontents in India

Niraja Gopal Jayal, Jawaharlal
Nehru University, New Delhi

28 Feb
Student presentations

Stories from the Field

Emma De Vynck

08 March
Talk

More Than Waste: Participatory Action Research With Waste Pickers in the Global South

Jutta Gutberlet, UVic Geography

13 March
Talk

Forest & Wildfire Management in Nepal

Ivan Somlai, CAPI Associate and Director, Ethnobureaucratica

14 March
Ayukawa lecture

The Legacy of Japanese Canadian Redress

Roy Miki, Simon Fraser University (Emeritus)

29 March
Symposium En-gendering Social Transformation in China: Gender Dynamics, Women's Rights and Feminist Activism Keynote: Feng Yuan, Shantou University 07-08 April
Talk Re-Classing Women’s Bodies: Workers’ Lives Beyond the Religion/ Secularism Duality Dina Siddiqi, BRAC University, Dhaka 18 April
Roundtable

Ethnic Conflict and Peace-Building in Myanmar: The Rohingya Crisis and Beyond

19 April
Workshop Multimedia, Mobility & The Digital Southeast Asian Family A workshop organized by postdoctoral fellow Monika
Winarnita in Melbourne Australia in April 2017 was a
second major knowledge mobilization activity run within
the project. Dr Winarnita invited stakeholders, junior
scholars and project researchers to a two-day workshop
entitled ‘Multimedia, Mobility and the Digital Southeast
Asian Family’. In addition, a Master Class held at the same
time, headed by project collaborator Deirdre McKay,
explored research methods and approaches to digital
research and transnational families. This highly successful
event brought together 20 participants and 20 observers
for two days, where a rich set of ideas around multimedia
and mobility were explored.
20-21 April
Conference, including Hung lecture CARFMS17 – Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement keynote speakers, Sheila Watt-Cloutier presenting her talk, “We Must Now Speak Environment,
Economy, Foreign Policy, Health and Human Rights in the Same Breath”, Jyoti Sanghera addressing “Dying to Live” and Romola Sanyal speaking to “Making Lives Invisible: Managing Refugees Outside the West”; two plenary
sessions, one discussing the role of civil society and forced migration, the other on recent developments in Canadian Refugee Law; more than 75 panels and workshops
15-18 May
Talk SOE Reform in China Bo Chen, Huazhong University of
Science and Technology
28 June
Talks Competition Law & the Possibility of Private Transnational Governance /

Chinese & Western Oil Companies in Nigeria: Home State Factors and the Anti-Corruption Imperative

Thanh Phan, PhD candidate, UVic Law /

Ngozi S. Nwoko, PhD student, UVic Law

05 Oct
Talk Right to Good Governance in India: Towards a Model of Citizen Centric Accountability

Yashomati Ghosh, National Law School of India University

12 Oct
Talks

Imported Pekalongan Batik: Emblems of Cosmopolitanism in Imagined Communities of Straits Peranakan Women /

An Introduction to the Constitution of Bhutan

Su Yen Chong, master's student, UVic Fine Arts /

Nima Dorji, PhD student, UVic Law

02 Nov
Talk

India at 70: Assessing constitutional democracy in India on the 70th anniversary of its Independence

Arun K. Thiruvengadam, Azim Premji University

16 Nov
Burton lecture

What’s in a Name? Overcoming Exclusions in the Stories We Tell

Timothy J. Stanley
Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal Studies and Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
20 Nov

2016

Type Title Speaker(s) Date
Talk

Dancing the Feminine: Gender and Identity Perfomances by Indonesian Migrant Women

Monika Winarnita, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UVic

21 Jan
Talk

Management and the New Demographic: Workplace Integration and Individual Outcomes for Migrants and their Descendants

Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair

03 Feb
Seminar

Culture at Work – Canada

Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair

05 Feb
Film (Victoria Film Festival)

Lost & Found

John Choi and Nicolina Lanni, filmmakers

11 & 13 Feb
Talk

Liminal Life on the Myanmar-Thailand Border: Forced Migrant Children’s Identity Development and Agency in Resettlement Decision-Making

Jessica Ball, UVic School of Child and Youth Care

02 March
Panel (Ayukawa lecture)

Thinking Women – The Life and Work of Michiko ‘Midge’ Ayukawa (1930-2013)

John Price, UVic History, Patricia Roy, UVic History, Christine St. Peter, UVic Gender Studies, Hiroko Noro, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies, Patti Ayukawa, family member

 

08 March
Performance

Breaking Down the Fence: Exploring Refugee Advocacy Through Applied Theatre

Taiwo Afolabi, UVic Applied Theatre graduate student + classmates

08 March
Talk (Burton lecture)

Children of Denial

Larry Grant, Elder-in-Residence, First Nations House of Learning, UBC, and Language and cultural consultant, Musqueam Nation

21 March
Talk

Many Nations of the Russian Federation

Tatiana Degai, PhD Candidate, University of Arizona

24 March
Talk

The Transnational Corporate Lawyers of Dubai, Jakarta and Singapore

Jeremy Kingsley, Senior Research Fellow National University of Singapore

29 March
Talk

Religious Authority and Local Governance in Eastern Indonesia – An Abode of Islam

Jeremy Kingsley, Senior Research Fellow National University of Singapore

30 March
Seminar

Culture at Work – Japan

Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair

31 March
Talk

Nowhere People Photography Project

Greg Constantine, documentary photojournalist

11 Apr
Talk

Made in China: Legacies of the Unequal Treaties in International Law

Andrew Marton, CAPI Director

16 Oct
Talk

Islam, Religious Economy, and Globalization

Nile Green, Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles

27 Oct
Roundtable

Thailand's Political and Constitutional Future

Victor V. Ramraj, CAPI Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations, Phil Calvert, former Canadian Ambassador to Thailand, Catherine Morris, UVic Faculty of Law

08 Nov
Talk

Cities, Utopias, and Theosophy

Smriti Srinivas, University of California, Davis

17 Nov
Talk

Ainu Language Policies – Past and Present

Uwe Makino, Chuo University, Tokyo

22 Nov
Talk

Workers in the Aging city: Eldercare labor markets in Vancouver and Shanghai

Feng Xu, UVic Political Science

01 Dec

2015

Type Title Speaker(s) Date
Film screening

Adam Smith, filmmaker

19 Jan
Film screening

France Benoit, filmmaker

02 Feb
Student presentations

Former CAPI student interns Elsie Daoust, UVic political science and history student, and Kip Jorgensen, UVic political science student

03 Feb
Burton lecture

Timothy Brook, Republic of
China Chair at the Institute for
Asian Research and a professor
in the department of history
at the University of British
Columbia

23 Feb
Performance, presentations, and open house

Satomi Edwards, Koto master, Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair, Natasha Fox, CAPI, Grace Wong Sneddon, UVic interdisciplinary PhD student and special adviser to the Provost on equity and diversity, Cate Lawrence, UVic dispute resolution master’s student, Elena Lopez, UVic BA, political science

03 March
Conference

Keynote panellists: Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Professor at Georgetown University and University of California Irvine, I. Bobby Majumder, Parter, Perkins Coie, Dallas, USA, Eduardo Ramos-Gómez, Partner, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Singapore, Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, New York, Yuen Pau Woo, President, HQ Vancouver, Canada

15-18 April
Panel

Panellists: Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair, Joel Legassie, UVic PhD candidate in the department of History, Simon Nantais, Simon Fraser University, Masako Iino, Tsuda College, Tokyo, Marvin Sterling, Indiana University, Bloomington

29 April
Talk

Antje Missbach, Monash University

08 June
Conference, including Hung lecture

Migration and Late Capitalism: Critical Intersections with the Asia-Pacific and Beyond

Keynote speakers: Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor Māori, University of Waikato (Hung lecture), Tings Chak, Multidisciplinary Artist and Activist, and Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna, Department of Political and Social Sciences 11-13 June
Workshop

Management and the New Demographic, Unleashing the Economic and Organizational Potential of Migrants, Diaspora, and a Boundaryless Workforce

Keynote speakers: Paul Vaaler, University of Minnesota, Ying-Yi Hong, Nanyang Technological University, John Berry, Queen's University, Canada, and National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

08 Aug
Conference

11th Annual Conference on Chaozhou Studies

Keynote speaker: Zhou Shaochuan, professor at the School of Chinese Ancient Books and Traditional Culture; director of the Chenyuan Research Center; and researcher at the Center for Studies of Historical Theory & Historiogrphy, Beijing Normal University

17-19 Aug
Talk

Thailand: A Worthy Partner in Asia and the Pacific

Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Thailand's Ambassador to Canada

21 Sept
Panel

The Global Refugee Crisis: Local International and International Responses

 

Panellists: J. Donald C. Galloway, UVic Law and co-chair of the Legal Research Committee of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, Scott Watson, UVic Political Science, Amy Verdun, UVic Political Science, Sabine Lehr, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Almontaser Aidhy and Maher Boidany, students at UVic sponsored by the UVic World University Services Canada resettlement program; Moderator: Feng Xu, UVic Political Science

23 Sept
Conference

Trans-Pacific Aviation Law and Policy Conference

Keynote speakers: Brian Havel, DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Alan K.J. Tan, National University of Singapore Law School, Jeffrey Goh, Chief Operating Officer of Star Alliance

08-09 Oct
Talk

Theatre of Power: China's Party Congress and Authoritarian Legitization

Guoguang Wu, CAPI China Chair and Professor with UVic's Departments of Political Science and History

19 Oct
Panel

Learning from Japan

Eleanor Westney, Aalto University School of Business and the Schulich School of Business at York University, Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair, Gary Knight, Willamette University, Masao Nakamura, University of British Columbia, Tom Roehl, Western Washington University 

29 Oct
Seminar

Culture at Work: China

Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair

06 Nov
Talk

Transnational Law and Why it Matters for Asia

Victor V. Ramraj, CAPI Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations, and Professor of Law, UVic Faculty of Law

18 Nov
Book launch

Sakura in Stone: Victoria's Japanese Legacy and Toshiko

Authors Ann-Lee & Gordon Switzer and Michael Kluckner

23 Nov
Film screening

Fandry (directed by Nagraj Manjule)

Discussion moderator: Visiting scholar Bindu Menon, Assistant Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi

26 Nov
Talk

Yong Wang, Visiting Professor, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, and Professor, School of International Studies and Director, Center for International Political Economy, Peking University

01 Dec
Seminar

Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair

03 Dec

2014

Type Title Speaker(s) Date
Film screening

Reactor – Lessons from Fukushima

Ian MacKenzie, filmmaker and media activist

21 Jan
Talk

Working in Military Environments

Ivan Somlai, Director of Global Collaboration and CAPI Associate

22 Jan
Talk

Spiriting Away the Homeless: Cambodia’s Urban Apocalypse

Simon Springer, UVic Department of Geography

03 Feb
Talk

Surfing and Cycling for Peace in West Papua

Jeremy Bally, UVic Alumnus, Geoff Clark, filmmaker, and Todd Biederman, Pacific Peoples Partnership

14 Feb
Talk (Burton lecture)

Shark Truth: Bridging the Worlds of Culture and Environmentalism

Claudia Li, founder of Shark Truth and co-founder of the Hua Foundation

26 Feb
Presentation

Stories from the Field - Experiential Learning Opportunities in Asia

past participants of the CAPI internship porgram shared stories and experiences about their placements in Bangladesh and the Philippines working with migrants' rights organizations 04 March
Panel

Fallout from Fukushima: Nuclear Energy, Political Positioning, Civil Society and Social Consequences

Scott Aalgaard, PhD Student, University of Chicago, Jay Cullen, UVic Department of Earth and Ocean Science, Katsuhiko Endo, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies, Chris Garrett, Professor Emeritus, Ocean Physics, UVic 11 March
Talk

Considering the Concept of Indigeneity for Land and Natural Resource Management in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos

Ian G. Baird, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

14 March
Panel

India Votes 2014

Panellists: Sikata Banerjee, Associate Dean, UVic Humanities and Professor of Women’s Studies, Sudhir Nair, Assistant Professor, UVic Gustavson School of Business and Richa Sharma, PhD Student, School of Population and Public Health, UBC. The panel was moderated by Reeta Tremblay, Vice-President Academic and Provost.

22 May
Master class

Family Entanglements, Migration and Media

Led by Jennifer Hirsch, Professor and Deputy Chair for Doctoral Studies at the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, and Heather Horst, Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne.

27-29 May
Panel

Tiananmen Square Protests: A Reflection 25 Years On

Patrick Brown, former CBC Asia Bureau Chief, and Rowena He, Author and Scholar

30 May
Conference

Zheng He’s Maritime Voyages (1405-1433) and China’s Relations with the Indian Ocean World from Antiquity

Keynotes (see conference program for full list of speakers and participants):

Dr. Geoff Wade, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Liu Yingsheng, Nanjing University, China, and Timothy Brook, University of British Columbia, Canada 

22-24 Aug
Talk

Language and transposition in film representations of the dis/located Chinese migrant

Hilary Chung, University of Auckland

29 Oct
Panel

Japan Breaks the Peace Clause: Article 9 and Japan’s Evolving Relationship With the Asian Other

Victor V. Ramraj, CAPI Law Chair, Shigenori Matsui, Professor of Japanese Legal Studies, UBC, Millie Creighton, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UBC, Tsuyoshi Kawasaki, Associate Professor of Political Science and Humanities, Simon Fraser University; Chair: Mary Yoko Brannen, CAPI Japan Chair

05 Nov
Talk

Anatomy of an Election Observation Mission: Mongolia, 2013

Ivan G. Somlai, Director of Global Collaboration and CAPI Associate

19 Nov
Talk (Ayukawa Lecture)

Discovering the Past: Storytelling to Reveal Japanese Canadian History, Traditions and Culture

Terry Watada, poet, novelist and social activist

03 Dec

2013

Type Title Speaker(s) Date
Talk (Neil Burton lecture)

Neil Burton and the Historic Debate on China’s Future: Echoes from the Past and Present

Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 24 Jan
Talk

Sharks on Pacific Coral Reefs

Julia Baum, UVic Department of Biology 06 Feb
Forum

International Organizational Network Annual Forum

CAPI Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chiar Mary Yoko Brannen convened the annual meeting of the International Organization Network, a group of prominent cross-cultural management educators and scholars from around the world. The meeting comprised over 40 participants from around the globe, as well as CAPI associates, UVic graduate students and other members of the UVic community. The public portion of the program included three research panels: Migration, Mobility and Integration, Knowledge-Sharing and Networks, and Asia-Pacific Contexts. 21-22 Feb
Info session

Work and Study Opportunities in Asia

videos

To celebrate UVic’s IdeaFest, CAPI held an interactive event for students interested in working or studying in Asia. Former CAPI interns, George Benson and Adam Tran participated. 06 March
Talk

Chinghis Khan's Quest for Security: Tribe, State and Empire

video

Robert Bedeski, UVic Political Science 12 March
Symposium

Two Koreas: Borders and Migration

Wayne Patterson, Norbert College, WI (keynote), Yeon-Ho Choi, The Consul General of the Republic of Korea, Mi Park, Dalhousie University, Jiyoung Song, Singapore Management University, Timothy C. Lim, California State University, Bonggi Sohn, University of British Columbia, Seonok Lee, University of British Columbi, Sandra Fahy, University of Southern California & Sophia University, Tokyo, Sophia Woodmoon, University of British Columbia, Young Hoon Song, Seoul National University, Chanhyun Cho, University of Victoria, Alice Lee, Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution, Vancouver, Jeewon Min, CAPI Visiting Law Scholar
5-6 April
Conference

Congress 2013: Asian Canadian Studies Conference

Scholars, graduate students and community activists from across Canada gathered to discuss the future of Asian Canadian studies. Special guests included: Joy Kogawa, author of Obasan, Elaine H. Kim, coordinator, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Henry Yu, Asian Canadian Studies, UBC, Mary Kitagawa, Asian Canadian community leader, Eric Fong, Asian Canadian Studies, University of Toronto, Charlayne Thornton-Joe, Victoria City Councilor 1-2 June
Conference, including Hung lecture

Perspectives on China's Transition

Minxin Pei, Director of the
Keck Center for International
and Strategic Studies at
Claremont McKenna College (Hung lecture), Xiaonong Cheng, Center for Modern China Studies, Princeton, Yinghong Cheng, Delaware State University, Chongyi Feng, University of Technology, Australia, and Nankai University, Tianjin, China, Szu-Chien Hsu, Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Ting Jiang, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Yiji Lu, ChangCe Think Tank, Beijing, Yang Su, University of California, Irvine, Hongying Wang, University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada, Guoguang Wu, University of Victoria, Ming Xia, City University of New York, Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, New York, Patrick Brown, former CBC Asia Bureau Chief
27-28 Sept
Book launch and talk

Shadow Woman - The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton

Grant Hayter-Menzies, Author
09 Oct
Book launch and talk

Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada

Vivienne Poy, businesswoman, author and former member of the Senate of Canada 10 Oct
Book launch and talk

Finding Japan - Early Canadian Encounters with Asia

Anne Park Shannon, CAPI Associate and former Canadian diplomat 29 Oct
Workshop

What is the real cost of a $10 dress? Lessons from the Rana Plaza tragedy - labour rights, commodity chains and shared accountability

Sharmin Ahmed, visiting Graduate Researcher from BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jamie Lawson and Marlea Clarke, UVic Department of Political Science, Josh Ault, UVic Gustavson School of Business, Laura Parisi, UVic Department of Women's Studies, David Huxtable, PhD Fellow, UVic Centre for Global Studies 06 Nov
Talk

New Boss Same as the Old Boss? China's New Generation of Leaders Settles In

Patrick Brown, former CBC Asia Bureau Chief 20 Nov
Performance

ON TRIAL! The Panama Maru in Victoria: Performing a Hundred Year Retrospective

event poster
media piece from the The Harpreet Singh Show youtube channel

John Price, UVic History, led a group of students for a creative re-enactment of the trial of the Indian passengers aboard the Panama Maru, who were seeking to settle in Canada

24 Nov

2012

Type Title Speaker(s) Date
Talk (Neil Burton lecture)

Living with Hiroshima: My Memories of 66 Years

talk description and video
photos

Koko Tanimoto Kondo, writer, speaker, educator, and survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 31 Jan
Talk

The Empress and Mrs. Conger: The Uncommon Friendship of Two Women and Two Worlds

video
photos

Grant Hayter-Menzies, Author of Imperial Masquerade: The Legend of Princess Der Ling 08 Feb
Talk

Freedom in Entangled Worlds

video

Eben Kirksey, post-doctoral fellow at the City University of New York Graduate Center 20 Feb
Student Symposium

CAPI Student Symposium on the Asia-Pacific

photos

Six graduate students presented their work on a diverse range of subjects from the Beijing Olympics to indigenous writing in Indonesia and Australia: John Yehambaram, Galen Poor, Erin Lofting, Alicia Lawrence, Ruji Auethavornpipat, and Yuanfang Zhang, all MA students with UVic's Department of Pacific and Asian Studies
24 Feb
Symposium

70th Anniversary of Japanese Canadian Uprooting: Reconciling a Difficult Past

This commemorative anniversary event discussed the difficult past of Japanese Canadians and honoured elders from the Japanese community. The event was sponsored by the UVic Asian Canadian Working Group, the Social Justice Program, the Department of History and the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives. 24 Feb
Talk and film screening

You Say Goodbye, We Say Hello! Robots, Theatre and the Future of Humanity

video
photos

Zaven Paré, Brazil-based electronics artist and robotics researcher, and Cody Poulton, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies 28 Feb
Talk

Looking for Work in Post-Socialist China

video

Feng Xu, UVic Department of Political Science 6 March
Open house

CAPI Open House and Photo Exhibit as part of UVic's Ideafest event

photo contest entries

7 March
Talk

Revolution in Post-Red Bengal: Informal Workers Fight Back

video
photos

Supriya Roth, Ph.D. Candidate, UVic Faculty of Law 19 March
Symposium

Progress in Technology - Educational and Social Changes 

videos
photos

Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University, Canada, and CAPI Japan Program Visiting Scholar, Satoru Fujitani, Department of Childhood Education and Welfare, Faculty of Human Science, Mejiro University, Japan, Kanji Akahori, Faculty of Education at Hakuoh University and emeritus professor of the Tokyo Institute of Technology 28 March
Conference

Innovations in Learning and Technology:
Asia-Pacific Perspectives

videos
photos

Hiroshi Kato (keynote), The Open University of Japan, Shelley Young, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Susan Kelly, University of the South Pacific Suva, Fiji, Madhulika Kaushik, Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada, Alan Pence, UVic School of Child and Youth Care, Mahnaz Moallem, University of North Carolina, Valerie Irvine, UVic Faculty of Education, Kalyanamalini Sahoo, English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India, Robert Aucoin, University of British Columbia and Royal Roads University, Haim Michael, Tel Aviv Jaffa Academic College, Israel, Beatriz Pacheco and Eliani Kfouri, Computing School - Mackenzie and Design School - SENAC, Brazil, Thamarai Selvi Somasundaram, Anna University, India, Siew Mee Barton, Deakin University, Australia, Suhaimi Abd Latif, International Islamic University, Malaysia, Mahnaz Moallem, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Nada Mach, California State University, Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University and CAPI Japan Program Visiting Scholar, Virginia Vandall-Walker, Athabasca University, Rita Santillan, University of BC and Simon Fraser University, Canada, Hengameh Kermani, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Yayoi Anzai, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan. 10-11 April

Talk and Performance

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo: Traditional Japanese Puppet Theatre

video
photos

The Koryu Nishikawa Troupe 02 May
Workshop

Workshop on Post-311 Challenges and Opportunities: Gender and Diversity
Mainstreaming in the Priorities and Planning of Tohoku Reconstruction, 2012-2015

Jackie F. Steele, CAPI Visiting Japan Chair and Associate Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tokyo, Hiroko Hara, Mari Osawa and Kumiko Hagiwara, University of Tokyo, Sunhee Lee, Tohoku University, Yoshi Kawasaki, Simon Fraser University, Millie Creighton, David Edgington and Shigenori Matsui, University of British Columbia, Caroline Andrew, University of Ottawa, Sikata Banerjee and Natasha Fox, University of Victoria

10-11 June
Talk (Hung lecture)

Histories and Competitive Societies:  Temporal Foundations for Global Theory

video and event description

Prasenjit Duara, Raffles
Professor of Humanities, Director of the Asia Research Institute, and Director of Research in Humanities and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore
02 Aug
Open house

Open House for UVic’s 50th Anniversary

event photos

Presentations by former CAPI interns Mikaela Robertson, Kelly Lindsay and Haydn Shook, and our incoming Bangladeshi intern, Mahmadul Haque 29 Sept
Talk

Mongolia, Mining and Unavoidable Issues

video

Ivan G. Somlai, CAPI Associate and Director of Global Collaboration 17 Oct
Talk

Reflections on an Indian Variant of Liberalism

video

Rinku Lamba, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, and Visiting Fellow at CAPI and UVic's Centre for Studies in Religion and Society 01 Nov
Talk

Work Culture and Business Manners in East Asia

video

Mary Yoko Brannen, Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair and
Professor at the Gustavson School of Business, UVic
05 Nov
Symposium

The Nanjing Massacre: 75 Years On

videos

Presenters included: Guoguang Wu, CAPI China Chair, Katsuhiko Endo, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies, Hugh Stephens, Time Warner, Richard King, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies, Tim Isles, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies, Bob Wakabayashi, York University, Timothy Brook, UBC, Greg Blue, UVic Department of History, John Price, UVic Department of History, Joy Kogawa, Author, and Joseph Wong, doctor and social activist. 16-17 Nov
Symposium

The Governance of Religious Diversity in China, India and Canada: An International Symposium

videos

Presenters included: Jeremy Webber, UVic Faculty of Law (keynote), Rajeev Bhargava, Director, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, India, David Seljak, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Religious Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, André Laliberté, Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Sikata Banerjee, Associate Dean of Humanities, Department of Women's Studies, University of Victoria, Jianping Wang, Professor of Islamic Studies; Chair, Religious Studies program; Vice Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Shanghai Normal University, Sushmita Nath, School of Social Sciences, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, Avigail Eisenberg, Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Benjamin Berger, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Ontario, Matthew Riddett, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of Victoria, 22-24 Nov

2011

Type Title Speaker(s) Date
Talk

The Search for Perfect Paper: Constitutions and Political Division in Thailand

video

Andrew Harding, UVic Professor of Law and Director, CAPI 25 Jan
Talk

Exploring Religion and Religious Policy in China

video

Liu Peng, Director, Pushi Institute for Social Science, Beijing, China 09 Feb
Showcase

Global Engagement Showcase

CAPI and the Pacific Peoples’ Partnership hosted a showcase in recognition of International Development Week. Local organizations and student groups inspired awareness and participation in the global movement for social change. Sponsored by the BC Council for International Cooperation, with funding support from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

09 Feb
Talk

Surfacing, Understanding and Leveraging the Hidden Strengths of Individuals with Multicultural Identities

video

Mary Yoko Brannen, Visiting Professor of Strategy and Management at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France 02 March
Talk

The Chinese Poster Digitization Project: Preserving Ephemera

video

Richard King, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies 07 March
Talk

Nation-Building in Timor-Leste: The Unfinished Contribution of Timor-Leste’s Truth Commission

video

Pat Walsh, consultant to the Post-CAVR Secretariat 09 March
Student Symposium

CAPI Student Symposium on the Asia-Pacific

videos

Natasha Fox, MA Candidate, Pacific and Asian Studies, Erin Lofting, 3rd Year Undergraduate Student, Pacific and Asian Studies, Yuko Kameda, MA Candidate, Pacific and Asian Studies, Joel Legassie, PhD Candidate, History, Alicia Lawrence, MA Candidate, Pacific and Asian Studies, Randip Bakshi, MA Candidate, History in Art, Angela Wong, MA Candidate, Asia Pacific Policy Studies, Institute of Asian Research UBC, Jason Wolf, MA Candidate, Pacific and Asian Studies, Jing Qian, PhD Candidate, Law 11 March
Talk Engines of Growth and Change in the Canada-China Relationship David Mulroney, Canada's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China 17 March
Workshop Japan’s Crisis Management: Extrovert and Introvert Guoguang Wu, CAPI China Chair and professor, UVic History and UVic Political Science Departments, Go Ito, Department of Political Science, Meiji University, Japan, Robert Bedeski, UVic Political Science, Yoshi Kawasaki, Simon Fraser University 25 March
Talk

China’s Emerging Role in Global Economic Governance

video

Wendy Dobson, Rotman School's Institute for International Business, University of Toronto 30 March
Symposium

BC China Scholars Symposium

This multi-disciplinary event explored topics such as “What Can Linguistics Offer to Chinese Language Teachers?”; “Painting a Modern Society: Westernizing Art Education in 20th Century China”; “New Electronic Resources for Research on China”; “China in the World; the World in China”; and “Roundtable: China and the West – Thinking about the Other”.

09 Apr
Workshop

Law and Society in Malaysia: Pluralism, Islam and Development

 attended by 22 speakers from Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, USA, UK, and Australia

14-17 July
Talk

Modern China's Network Revolution, Chambers of Commerce and Sociopolitical Change in the Early Twentieth Century

video

Zhongping Chen, UVic Department of History 15 Sept
Talk

Resources, Capabilities and the Contemporary Global Enterprise

video

Gary Knight, College of Business, Florida State University 07 Oct
Talk

Merging without Alienating: A Mixed Method of Cross-Border Integration

video

Mary-Yoko Brannen, CAPI Jarislowsky East Asia Chair and Professor at UVic's Gustavson School of Business 12 Oct
Talk Known Inhabited Worlds: Exploring "Ecumenes" as a Concept and Method for the Study of Regional and Global Processes Christopher Morgan and Jason Wolf, graduate students, UVic Department of Pacific and Asian Studies 26 Oct
Talk

Fateful Complexity: Genesis of Unplanned Interconnectedness of Pakistan's Tribal Areas to Talibanisation and Other Conflicts

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Ivan G. Somlai, Director of Global Collaboration and CAPI Associate 01 Nov
Talk

Malling over Japan: Perspectives on Shopping Centre Development and Management

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Hendrik Meyer-Ohle, Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore 03 Nov

2010

Type Title Speaker(s) Date

Research Forum

Women, Entrepreneurship and Institutional Change: Japan, Canada and Beyond

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Presenters included: Philippe Debroux, Faculty of Business, Soka University, Japan, Christienne Hinz, Department of History, Southern Illinois University, Karen Hughes, School of Business and Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Judith Sayers, Hupacasath First Nation and UVic Faculties of Business and Law, Martha McMahon and Robin Tunnicliffe, UVic Department of Sociology, Ana Maria Peredo, UVic Faculty of Business, Aegean Leung, UVic Faculty of Business and CAPI Visiting Research Associate, Tim Craig, Doshisa University, Japan, Nicole Chaland, Simon Fraser University

15 Jan
Talk Can You Keep a Secret?: Challenges to AIDS Counselling and Treatment in Papua, Indonesia Leslie Butt, UVic Department of Pacific and Asian Studies 27 Jan
Talk

Collateral Damage? The Impact of Anti-Trafficking Measures on Human Rights in Southeast Asia

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Annalee Lepp, UVic Department of Women's Studies 10 Feb
CAPI Student Symposium CAPI Student Symposium on the Asia-Pacific

Presenters included: Gabriel Botel, MA student, Political Science, Nanchu He, PhD student, Political Science, Jing Qian, LLM student, Law, Tristan Evans, MA student, Political Science, Yuumi Noto, MA student, Pacific and Asian Studies, Catherine Zangger, PhD student, Sociology, Petch Manopawitr, PhD student, Geography, Kyoko Kaneko, MA student, Linguistics, Simon Nantais, PhD student, History, Chong Su Kim, MA student, Political Science, Nicole Evans, BA student, Pacific and Asian Studies, Yunyi Shao, BCom student, Business

25 Feb
Talk

Physical Aspects of the Coastal Environment in Hiroshima Bay

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Masayuki Nagao, Senior Research Scientist, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, and Visiting Researcher, UVic School of Earth and Ocean Sciences 03 March
Talk Can the Hatoyama Government Keep a Balance Between the United States and China? Go Ito, Department of Political Science, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan 10 March
Talk

"Death by a Thousand Cuts" and the Stereotype of “Chinese Cruelty” Prior to World War I

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Gregory Blue, UVic Department of History 17 March
Roundtable

Three Decades of Chinese SEZs [Special Economic Zones]: Old Roads and New Roads

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Zeng Huaqun, International Economic Law Institute, Xiamen University, China (keynote speaker), Connie Carter, Royal Roads University, Feng Xu, UVic Department of Political Science, Zhang Qianfan, Beijing University, Andrew Harding, CAPI Director and UVic Faculty of Law

18 June

Talk

The Horse That Leaps Through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road and the Rise of Modern China

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Eric Enno Tamm, Journalist

15 Sept

Talk

Bridging East and West: Potentials and Challenges for Japan as a Global Environmental Leader

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Anne McDonald, Founding Director United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies, Kanazawa, Japan

04 Oct

Talk

Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption and Human Rights: Multinational Corporations in China and Southeast Asia

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Robert Hanlon, Institute of Asian Research Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia Research Associate 19 Oct
Talk

Gender Equality and Gender Mainstreaming Issues in Malaysia

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Rashidah Shuib, Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia

21 Oct

Talk

Child Abduction and Family Law in Japan: What comes next?

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Colin Jones, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan and CAPI Japan Program Visitor

26 Oct

Conference

Human Security in China’s Foreign Relations

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Dai Qing, journalist and environmental activist, Robert Bedeski, UVic Political Science, Robert Hanlon, Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Scott Watson, UVic Political Science, Joanna Lewis, Georgetown University, ZhongXiang Zhang and Junko Mochizuki, East-West Center, USA, Timothy Scolnick, UVic, Shelly Chan, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies, David Kerr, Durham University, UK, Gaye Christofferson, Soka University, USA, Gabriel Botel, MA student, UVic Political Science, Richard King, UVic Pacific and Asian Studies, Jonathan Schwartz, State University of New York at New Paltz, Elizabeth Wishnick, Montclair State University, USA, Willy Wo-Lap Lam, Akita International University, Japan, Feng Xu, UVic Political Science

5-6 Nov

Talk (Hung lecture)

Celebrating Connections: On Being Indigenous and Human in Oceania

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Vilsoni Hereniko, playwright, film director and professor, Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawai'i 12 Nov
Workshop

Legal System Reform in Japan: A Brave New World? Juries, Law Schools and Administrative Litigation

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Shigenori Matsui, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, Hiroshi Fukurai, Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Santa Cruz, Matthew Wilson, College of Law, University of Wyoming, Colin P.A. Jones, Law School, Doshisha University and CAPI Japan Program Visitor.

19 Nov
Talk (Burton lecture)

China's Workers Rising

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Cathy Walker, former National Health and Safety Director of the Canadian Auto Workers Union

2 Dec